Minimum wage: What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

Ontario’s minimum wage has been frozen since 2010. It’s the second longest period minimum wage workers have gone without a raise since 1969. Oftentimes discussions about how much and how often to raise the minimum wage get positioned in relation to potential harm to business: how much can businesses bear…
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Canada Post: A Billion-Dollar Boondoggle?

One of the most frequently repeated claims in coverage of yesterday’s Canada Post announcement is that the Crown corporation is on track to lose a billion dollars annually by the decade’s end. This apprehended threat to taxpayers supposedly justifies the complete elimination of door-to-door mail delivery. The Conference Board made…
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Canada Post or Canada Past?

Canadians who value their deep history of universal postal service are reeling from the latest round of cuts to Canada Post: the end of door-to-door delivery service accompanied by a hike in postage stamp costs. In other words, higher prices for less service – and it’s all part of “an…
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The Long Walk

Images of three separate but interconnected events are in my mind tonight. The first is the outcome of another negotiating session of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw two weeks ago. The second is a sunny fall afternoon in 1998 when South African President, Nelson Mandela, spoke…
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