Monthly Archives: November 2014

New Toronto mayor declares conflict of interest in a variety of areas and breaks promises to sit on several other boards

New Toronto mayor declares conflict of interest in a variety of areas and breaks promises to sit on several other boards. … and thus does not want to be involved in many important municipal issues and is ending other private … Continue reading

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Canadian push for numerous bilateral trade deals undermines broader trade initiatives

There is concern that a proliferation of bilateral trade deals internationally will undermine efforts to achieve more widespread market access under a more unified framework which includes a larger number of international actors. Where does Canada stand? Our trade ministry … Continue reading

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A case for government intervention? What does literacy mean in the digital age?

I think that HTML, CSS, Javascript and SVG should be grouped together into a required secondary where an evident ability should generally be required to earn high marks and demonstrating general understanding of the main features and operations of projects … Continue reading

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Those who torment us for our own good … do so with the approval of their own conscience

I came across the following CS Lewis quote on a forum, and figured they are worth repeating: Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to … Continue reading

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How many ways are there to say that religion and politics need to be chained to opposite sides of the room and only rarely allowed to interact

Religion should always be thoroughly separated from politics because the moment an intensely religious person gets their hands on any power, they may perceive a divine responsibility to force their views and ways of living on everyone. That is essentially … Continue reading

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Argument in favour of continuing rural postal delivery

I think it is possible that Canada Post is making the right business decision to significantly reduce services to rural residents, but I also think that additional political social responsibility could exist. I suggest a following strategy to make the … Continue reading

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Why I trust Justin Trudeau

He knows he doesn’t deserve it. He was born into affluence. One dark night, he won a race which involved about 100 million other sperm and from that moment of conception he was essentially assured of a privileged life. He … Continue reading

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Income splitting is trademark Canadian Conservative: Divisively buying very costly votes and bad economics

Income splitting: Good policy if you want less workers working and want to offer the most help to those who don’t need it. Income splitting is likely to feature heavily in the next budget, or may be a key campaign … Continue reading

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Anti-recidivism strategy

On their way out the door, included in a little starter package, perhaps in a decent quality bag with a couple razors, a few small packets each of shaving cream and shampoo, a thin piece of fabric which could serve … Continue reading

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Low oil prices will be a double boon for Ontario

Low oil prices will be a boon for Ontario. Will it outweigh the negative influences which contribute to the lower oil prices in the first place? This will depend on whether Ontario exporters can capitalize on opportunities which will arise … Continue reading

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