Archive for 'Politics'
Posted on 21. Sep, 2015 by hpeirce.
In recent months the Canadian Government’s “Temporary Foreign Worker Program” has come under heavy fire for its flagrant abuse by businesses across the country. Businesses have been using the program to outsource domestic jobs to workers from overseas. This program was designed to fill job positions in Canada that those living here cannot or will not. Although […]
Posted on 26. May, 2015 by hpeirce.
It was once noted that a true free trade agreement should only be a couple of pages long. This is just enough space for a title page, the definitions, and then codifying that all trade is tariff-free. Unfortunately free trade agreements in practice never turn out to be quite that simple. The North American free […]
Posted on 15. Apr, 2015 by hpeirce.
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 […]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2015 by hpeirce.
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 […]
Posted on 19. Dec, 2014 by hpeirce.
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 […]
Posted on 19. Jul, 2014 by hpeirce.
Canada, like many developed countries, has fallen victim to a pattern of disregard towards voting. In the 2011 federal election only 14 of the 24 million registered voters (61%) actually cast a ballot. These numbers are even worse at the provincial level, where the 2011 Ontario General Election saw a 49% voter turnout. It is extremely […]
Posted on 13. Jun, 2014 by hpeirce.
With the 2014 Ontario General Election coming to a close we can now take a look at the results and what they mean for Ontario. Having managed to gain 10 seats from the PCs, Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals managed to pick up a majority. What makes this win interesting though is that she was […]
Posted on 20. Apr, 2014 by hpeirce.
People are afraid of change. And it’s this fear that’s keeping Canada from taking the necessary steps towards changing the way we elect Members of Parliament. The current First-past-the-post (FPP) system is a hugely flawed electoral system that has been used in Canada for far too long, and is in need to replacement. This replacement […]
Posted on 18. Apr, 2014 by hpeirce.
In an attempt to generate support for the upcoming election the Ontario Liberal Party is proposing changes to the liqour control legislation in Ontario so that alcoholic products could be purchased at convenient stores. While this might seem like a purely political maneuver considering the Liberals have so far failed to tackle the issue since […]
Posted on 20. Jan, 2014 by hpeirce.
The Supreme Court of Canada has been in the news more often in the past few months than it probably has in the past few years. This uptake in interest has come about do to the appointment of Justice Marc Nadon to the bench of Supreme Court of Canada. The controversy stems from Nadon’s appointed to fill Quebec’s […]