Editorial


Editorial: The RMB is A-OK

The Chinese government surprised the world on July 21 by announcing it would let its currency, the yuan or renminbi (RMB), rise in value by 2.1% to 8.11 RMB to the U.S. dollar, after eleven years of p…


Editorial: Placer Doomed?

Just as an open wound bleeding into the ocean will attract sharks from miles around, so will weak, upper-level management in a mining company summon from around the world the kinds of sharks who wear…


Editorial: Uzbekistains

“I’m prepared to rip off the heads of 200 people, to sacrifice their lives, in order to save peace and calm in the republic . . . If my child chose such a path, I myself would rip off his head.”…


Editorial: Nunavut wants it all, now

While Nunavut, Canada’s third and easternmost Arctic territory, may mean “our land” in the Inuktitut language, Nunavut’s Inuit Premier Paul Okalik wants to make the words come completely true by havin…



Editorial: Where egos fly

Remember the films from high school health class that told us that “no means no?” Well, it seems not everyone was paying attention. In this case, Bobby, the popular, handsome and overly aggressive star quarterback, is being portrayed by Idaho-base…


Editorial: Piling on Black

Some of us have noticed that there are, indeed, more than a few “weedy and not-very-bright leftists” writing for Canadian newspapers. Some of us have run across “arrogant and abrasive youngsters who s…


Editorial: Quieter evolution

The defeat of the Parti Qubecois in the recent Quebec election sneaked up on news junkies, who were busy watching the invasion of Iraq. But there it was: the more-or-less federalist provincial Libera…


Editorial: Colonial minds

Jean Chrtien’s imbecilic remarks last month about how poverty causes terrorism — and his woolly-minded connection of Arab terror to African underdevelopment — show that when uninformed people start…


Editorial: Tales of the bubble

Last week, we examined some proposals to improve the quality and integrity of financial advice available to the public. While it has been suggested that the investing public will pay for good advice, …


Editorial: Cleaning house

In the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s new CIMVal Standards and Guidelines for Valuation of Mineral Properties we are seeing the results of an industry that did a lot of self-…


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