Category Archives: Small Government

Phone Deregulation

CBC.ca: Phone deregulation fails consumers “The report points to a policy decision in December 2006 by then Industry Minister Maxime Bernier that ordered the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to use market forces to the maximum extent possible, and ensure … Continue reading

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Canadian Wheat Board

Small Dead Animals: Canadian Wheat Board “In September 2009, Hudye Farms filed a mandatory CWB declaration with a major grain company that all wheat Hudye Farms intended to deliver in the 2009-10 crop year would be of the CWRS class. … Continue reading

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Emergency Room Abuse

CBC:  Canadians overuse ER after hours: survey “Canadians use emergency rooms more than people from 10 other countries, mainly because they can’t get access to their regular medical care during weekends and evenings, a new survey says.” Issues like this … Continue reading

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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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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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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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