Category Archives: Liberty & Freedom

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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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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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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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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You don’t own property – you rent it and the Government is your landlord

National Post: Bureaucratic ‘bullies’ foil annual libertarian retreat “This past July may have been the last, as the libertarians met their nemeses in the flesh: bureaucrats armed with a red tape roll full of regulations that may not only shut … Continue reading

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Human Right to Corn Dogs?

Link: Globe & Mail: Montreal theme park facing human-rights complaint over Bob Marley t-shirt ban “His grey T-shirt features a design that includes a black-and-white image of the late reggae legend and a cluster of green, marijuana-shaped leaves. La Ronde … 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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