Finally — for now, at least, until the Tories and NDP release the rest of their platforms, and the Libs release anything at all — I’m going to take a quick look at the Green Party of Ontario’s platform. It’s the shortest, and the slimmest when it com…Continue reading
Hundreds of Canadian workers should not be left in the lurch by the sudden closing of call centres in Trois-Rivières, Laval, and Oshawa.
According to an on-line news article in the The Tennessean:
“The affected call center employees performed …
Although the debt ceiling crisis playing out in Washington is an American concern, it is an issue with huge ramifications here in Canada and across the world.
American historian Bernard Berenson is credited with this famous quote:
This summer has seen plenty of crowing from the right over a connection between “economic freedom” (as defined by various corporate think tanks) and GDP levels. But for those of us who see obvious problems with treating GDP as the sole measure of a soc…Continue reading
[Sorry for the double-post. Had some unfixable errors in the previous version.]So, here we go with the Ontario PC Platform, the Changebook (warning: PDF). Or is that the Change Book? ChangeBook? I don’t know, and I don’t think they do, either.According…Continue reading
So, here we go with the Ontario PC Platform, the Changebook. Or is that the Change Book? ChangeBook? I don’t know, and I don’t think they do, either.According to this, Tim Hudak was a Customs Officer at the Peace Bridge. I knew there was a good reason …Continue reading
This and that for your Thursday reading.- Armine Yalnizyan follows up on the Conference Board of Canada’s recognition that growing inequality is a serious problem for Canada by noting the similar observations around the globe:There is a growing awarene…Continue reading
Okay. The Ontario NDP’s platform. The Plan for Affordable Change (warning: PDF). Jeez, focus-group that name much? I’m splitting this into the four areas that the ONDP did in the platform, for ease of reference.1. Making life affordableYou mean it’s no…Continue reading
Miscellaneous material for your midweek reading.- Stephen Gordon weighs in again on the Cons’ census disaster:Many readers may have thought that the census issue was settled last summer; it wasn’t. We haven’t even begun to deal with the consequence…Continue reading
This and that for your Tuesday reading.- Christopher Michael points out the real problem underlying the News of the World’s scandalous demise:The Sun is either clairvoyant at predicting the results of British elections, or instrumental in determining t…Continue reading
Seen yesterday at the BMO branch at the corner of Smyth and Russell.
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Doug Saunders’ post on the political role of the middle class is certainly worth a read. But I’d think the core theory demands some significant tweaking in figuring out how politics have actually tended to operate:Andy Sumner, a scholar with Britain’…Continue reading
A bunch of towns in the USA have had to close their manufacturing plants as free trade and the global economy transplant jobs elsewhere. This has left a lot of people unemployed and a lot of warehouse and manufacturing space open. The surplus of space has given a great opportunity to craft brewers whose sales […]Continue reading
Assorted content to start your week.- Trish Hennessy’s latest Numbers consist of a comparison between Canada and other OECD countries…featuring some great news on the social front:84Percentage of Canadians, on average, who report the highest communit…Continue reading
This and that for your weekend reading.- Kai Nagata’s post on why he quit his job as a reporter is well worth a read in full. But let’s particularly note his observations which may apply just as much to many other jobs as to positions in the media (eve…Continue reading
Assorted content to end your week.- I’ll join the seemingly long list of commentators who wouldn’t ever have expected to cite David Brooks, but can’t avoid it based on his latest column:Eldar Shafir of Princeton and Sendhil Mullainathan of Harvard have…Continue reading
Coming fast on the heels of Canada’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and the official handing over control from Canadian to US armed forces is another milestone ending in Canadian – actually, world – history: the closing of the space shuttle program. Canada has played a significant role in outer space for a country of our small … Continue reading »Continue reading
Yes, it’s highly problematic that the Cons are slashing the availability of applications for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada:A little-known clause in instructions Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has issued to slash immigration applications fro…Continue reading
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- David Green nicely explains the basic choice to be made in determining what type of economy we want to pursue:(T)he basic tenet of the new policy regime – that any increase in wage costs kills jobs a…Continue reading