Archive for 'Opinion'

Solving Home Internet Restrictions

Posted on 15. Aug, 2016 by .

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Consumers are using the internet for an ever-increasing range of activities. This has meant that home internet data usage has also increased at a rapid pace. Unfortunately, most home internet connections these days are limited by usage caps. The customers are given a basic allotment of data usage, with any usage over that amount subject […]

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Filling Up on Over-regulation

Posted on 14. Aug, 2016 by .

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Moving to BC came with a number of cultural adjustments compared to living in Ontario. One of these differences is the way that drivers are able to pay for gasoline at a filling station. In Ontario, along with most other provinces, drivers have a wide range of options when it comes to how they want […]

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Badly Taxing Bad Habits

Posted on 17. Jul, 2016 by .

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“Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. And in a modern society there are many different forms of taxation, each with their own rationale and purpose. While it would be impractical to address all the concerns with taxation, one that stands out is excise taxation of items deemed […]

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Credit Card Reward Points Investigated

Posted on 26. May, 2016 by .

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With a saturated market of available credit cards, offerings need to provide increasingly more value-added features with their cards to differentiate themselves from the similar basic functionality offered by all credit cards. But with so many added features being offered in such a wide range of forms it is hard to know if these features are […]

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Is Golf a Sport: Revisited

Posted on 14. Apr, 2016 by .

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary a sport is classified as “An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment”, and “An occasion on which people compete in various athletic activities”. SportAccord, the international sports federation association, determines what should be considered as sport […]

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The New Top Gear: Netflix’s Biggest mistake

Posted on 15. Feb, 2016 by .

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When Top Gear came to an abrupt halt in March of 2015 there was much speculation about the future of the show and its presenters. A return to the BBC was eventually ruled out for the presenters, leaving the world to speculate on where they would move to. The top contenders to pick up the […]

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The Stong Arm of Eugene Melnyk

Posted on 03. Feb, 2016 by .

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On January 26th the two competing bits for the redevelopment of the Lebreton Flats area of Ottawa finally revealed their proposals. Both groups have plans for extensive retail, residential, and green space, as well as an arena. The mention of an arena in both proposals is a surprise as while the “Rendez Vous LeBreton Group” is […]

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Residential Street Excavation

Posted on 21. Sep, 2015 by .

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Few things are more infuriating to see than a new or well paved road being torn up and improperly repaired. Unfortunately this tends to happen quite frequently where new houses are built in the place of older existing ones. These repair jobs are often done with little regard for the longevity and quality of the fix, or any consideration […]

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The Wait-staff Minimum Wage Fallacy

Posted on 21. Sep, 2015 by .

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Whenever the topic of re-evaluating the minimum wage is mentioned the issue, so to is criticism of the minimum wage for wait-staff brought up. An ideal situation would obviously be where there is only one minimum wage for every person regardless of what job they work (ignoring that a reverse income tax is a superior alternative to […]

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The Dicotomy of Religious Freedoms

Posted on 28. May, 2015 by .

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The concept of freedom of religion is fundamental to a free society’s acceptance of religious pluralism. The idea that citizens can practice and express their faith of any and all religions is an empowering aspect of modern society. This advancement in society has created a situation where different peoples are able to coexist. However, true religious […]

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