Author Archives: Dan

Milk Cartels

Globe and Mail: Dairy desperado goes west on raw-milk mission “There are also set allotments, or quotas, of how many dairy cows provinces can have. Effectively a licence, they go for upwards of $30,000 per cow in Western Canada.” Most people … Continue reading

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Building Inspections

Globe & Mail: ‘All I wanted to do is build a house’ When I first saw this article I was it was going to end badly but I was glad to see that common sense prevailed. “In the past two … Continue reading

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Public Sector Unions

Toronto Sun: Feds have $65B pension funding shortfall: C.D. Howe “Most federal employees in this country have what’s known as defined-benefit pensions, the most stable of all benefit plans since contributions are fixed. And higher-income public servants often qualify for … Continue reading

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Canadian Housing Bubble, CHMC & You

This might be a bit off topic for this site but it is a pet project of mine.  Many people believe that Canada dodged a bullet with the collapse of the US housing market.  The common theme is that ‘it … Continue reading

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125th Anniversary of CPR Golden Spike

Globe and Mail: 125 years after the CPR’s last spike was hammered, what shall our new dream be? I am guessing that many people assume that the Government built the railroad across Canada that paved (should that be railed) the way … Continue reading

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Wow….

National Post: Are Canadian politics hot enough to brew a Tea Party? Wow…. all I can say is wow!  I gave the interview on Thursday afternoon and wasn’t even sure it would see the light of day.  I left town … Continue reading

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Make high-speed Internet ‘basic service,’ CRTC urged

The Globe & Mail: Make high-speed Internet ‘basic service,’ CRTC urged “The Montreal MP (Liberal MP Marc Garneau ) stressed that the regulator should make high-speed Internet part of its mandate and suggested a goal of delivering download speeds of 1.5 megabits … Continue reading

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Debt by a million giant novelty cheques.

I read this story today and it had me thinking: CTV News: Canada’s oilpatch subsidies said to total $2.8B.  The gist was that we should eliminate these subsidies to which I agree (even though I work in the oil patch). $2.8B … Continue reading

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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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