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Soldiers of expression: Hate speech, censorship & ethics
What are reasonable limits on freedom of expression? Western Standard contributor Jesse Kline explores the breadth and depth of our freedom to speak our mind, and publish our opinions.

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Calgary firm seizes golden opportunity in Colombia
With gold reaching new highs, resource investors are looking to the resource-rich and under-explored country of Colombia. But is the political risk too high?

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Gold and Economic Freedom: GATA Interview
Western Standard columnist Brad Parkes interviews Chris Powell with the Gold Anti Trust Action Committee and explores the relationship between gold and economic freedom.

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Oilers and Flames owners told to ‘puck off’
CTF applauds Premier Stelmach and Calgary Mayor Bronconnier for their commitment not to spend tax dollars on new NHL arenas

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Foreign visitor dies in H1N1-related case in Calgary
New Zealand resident in town for World Skills Competition died in a Calgary hospital Thursday

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Alberta has the best labour market in North America
Canada’s bloated public sector reduces labour productivity when compared to the US.

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Climate change agreement facing challenges
First, the good news: Dr. Stephen Murgatroyd thinks an agreement on climate change still faces obstacles. The bad news: The climate is getting colder.

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Train wreck
Alberta's high-speed train proposal is on collision course with fiscal reality.

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