Category Archives: Government Intervention

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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Nanny Health Inspectors

Globe & Mail: Food regulations put small vendors in a pickle “Anyone selling low-risk, home-prepared items, including baked goods, dried fruit, fresh produce, fudge or honey in a public place has to fill out a form listing the ingredients, the preparation … Continue reading

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Telecom Oligopoly (Bell, Telus & Rogers)

FP: Carriers must play catch-up: Clement “One way forward — abolish foreign ownership restrictions in the $41-billion sector and allow international firms and capital in, a prospect the minister is weighing and Parliament may be asked to write into law this … Continue reading

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CBC: Housing data expected to show sales drop

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/08/15/home-sales.html Home sales have fallen 25 per cent since reaching a peak at the beginning of the year as demand slows and more houses come on the market. …. If rates go up, it could be catastrophic for homeowners … Continue reading

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