Archive for 'Opinion'

Equal Rights: Equal Outcome vs. Equal Opportunity

Posted on 28. May, 2015 by .

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Every modern democratic society strives to achieve equality across every measurable ethnic, gender, or socio-economic demographic. Equality breaks down when different interested parties misunderstand what societal equality actually means. Issues arise related to a misunderstanding as to the extent that equality can be regulated. Equality can be approached from either a legal or experiential standpoint. Equality from […]

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Alcohol Sales In Ontario: Change is Brewing

Posted on 15. Apr, 2015 by .

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With the Ontario budget scheduled to be release on April 23rd there are expected to be radical change to the way alcohol is sold in Ontario. Unfortunately the changes that are speculated to be in the pipeline may not be enough. There is going to be no immediate change to the way that wine is sold […]

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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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Shomi… How Rogers is a Hypocrite

Posted on 06. Jan, 2015 by .

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Listening to the radio recently one is bound to hear the ad for the new TV streaming service Shomi. What you realize is that the ad is a hilariously hypocritical critique of their own historical practices. You see, Showmi is owned by Rogers. Back in the days of old, when people actually went to video […]

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GIF, or is it JIF?…

Posted on 06. Jan, 2015 by .

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The internet is a constant source of debate and discussion providing advancement in many subject areas. There are also subjects that will make no meaningful progress regardless of how much debate is conducted Among these topics is the debate over the proper pronunciation of the image format GIF. Some choose to pronounce it /ˈdʒɪf/, which […]

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Too Fat to Fly

Posted on 31. Dec, 2014 by .

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With airlines continuously looking for ways to maximize profit, seat sizes are becoming an increasingly popular target. While seats are getting smaller the average person is getting fatter and fatter. This will, and in some cases has, reached an impasse. There are many overweight people who are no longer are able to fit into airline […]

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Ticketing Private Property

Posted on 19. Dec, 2014 by .

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During the CFL’s first game back in Ottawa on July 18th there was much news about how well the stadium and facilities were coping with the return of Canadian Football to Ottawa. What many people failed to notice in the coverage was the actions of the City of Ottawa By-law officers. Among the common incidents […]

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Cheaper De-alcolized Beer?

Posted on 15. Oct, 2014 by .

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Walking through the aisles of an Ontario grocery store you are bound to come across cases of beer. You are impressed right up until the point where you realize that the “beer” is actually de-alcolized, and has an ABV of only 0.5%. What makes this deal just that much worse is that the price of […]

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Mixed-gender Youth Sailing

Posted on 24. Aug, 2014 by .

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With many in Canada looking for ways to stay active and keep cool during the surprisingly hot summer, sailing fills that roll for many. Sailing schools across the country run programs for children as young as 6, all the way up to teenagers on the race team, many who look forward to taking part on […]

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“Call for a Quote”: Shopping Online in 2014

Posted on 17. Aug, 2014 by .

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Over the past month, while trying to purchase a variety of obscure items (security nuts and marine VHF cable connectors) I experienced for the first time the outdated nature of many small businesses on the internet. While the likes of Amazon and The Source have an extensive online presence, where browsing and purchasing their products […]

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