Monthly Archives: September 2010

Réseau Liberté Québec / Quebec Freedom Network

Globe & Mail: Libertarian group seeks to shift the political focus in Quebec “Rather than launch a new political party, the group believes it can influence public policy by introducing the traditional right-wing ideals of smaller government, lower taxes and … Continue reading

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Pay Equity Laws

CBC: N.B. private sector needs pay equity law: NDP The simple question that no one asks is that if an employer can get away with paying women less for the same job why would anyone hire men at all? John Stossel … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences: Charity Salary Caps

Globe & Mail: Salary caps would cripple Canada’s charities “Bill C-470, a private member’s bill introduced by Albina Guarnieri, would impose a suffocating $250,000 cap on executive salaries at charities. The bill, which has gone through second reading, is nothing short … Continue reading

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Student Loans

Globe & Mail: Ottawa raises cap at eleventh hour to keep student loans flowing “Without the last-minute boost for the cap on total student debt, the federal government estimated, 50,000 students would have been denied about $300-million worth of loans” I … Continue reading

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Vancouver Smoking Ban

Globe & Mail: Vancouver parks smoking ban takes effect “The Vancouver Parks Board has brought down the ban as a way to eliminate second-hand smoke and protect the health of park-goers. It also hopes to eliminate some of the 367,000 … Continue reading

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Ignatieff’s Priorities

CBC: PM’s priorities ‘prisons and planes’: Ignatieff “We think Canadians’ priorities right now are child care, retirement security, post-secondary education. Basic things that are going to guarantee economic security and defence of our public health-care system,” said Ignatieff.” Prisons and … Continue reading

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