Archive for February, 2015

Canadian Equality: Some “More Equal” Than Others

Posted on 21. Feb, 2015 by .

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Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability. This is the opening of the Equality Rights, Section […]

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Canadian Wireless Price Discrimination

Posted on 21. Feb, 2015 by .

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Every one who engages in a policy of selling products in any area of Canada at prices lower than those exacted by him elsewhere in Canada is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years. This is Section 50, paragraph 1(b), of the Canadian Competition Act (1985) which outlines what constitutes […]

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Vancouver: a Grid of Chaos

Posted on 04. Feb, 2015 by .

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Vancouver, with its lack of highways, is one of only a few cities which rely exclusively on surface streets. This fundamental difference makes analysing the effectiveness of some of their transportation infrastructure choices very interesting. The heavy reliance on a grid roads to move traffic around makes the effectiveness of intersections extremely important. There are three types of intersections […]

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Target’s Canadian Stumble

Posted on 03. Feb, 2015 by .

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On January 15th Target Canada announced that they would be closing down all their Canadian stores. After initially buying the majority of Zellers’ retail locations in 2011, Target had only been operational in Canada for three years before their shutdown. Target has been plagued with a series of unfortunate issues since they opened operations in Canada. The […]

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