Tag Archives: Canada

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 Death Penalty Discussed

Posted on 24. Jan, 2016 by .

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Among the punishments faced by citizens in a modern society, none are more severe than the death penalty. In use from Canada’s founding in 1867, till its abolition in 1976, the death penalty was exercised in the sentencing of nearly 600 persons. Having only been abolished in 1976, with an attempt to reinstate it in […]

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Abuse

Posted on 21. Sep, 2015 by .

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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 […]

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Freeing Free-trade

Posted on 26. May, 2015 by .

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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 […]

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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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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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Kickstarter’s Unrealistic Shipping Fees

Posted on 04. Nov, 2014 by .

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Crowd-funding has quickly become the way entrepreneurs to secure funding for their project, without giving up equity. Kickstarter is one of the largest, and most popular, crowd-funding sites on the web. While having faced criticism for both their policies and treatment of controversial projects, there is by no means a lack of willing backers for […]

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Mandatory Voting in Canada

Posted on 19. Jul, 2014 by .

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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 […]

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The Chevy Cruze and What Could Have Been

Posted on 13. Jul, 2014 by .

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With fuel prices ever on the rise, customers are always looking for cheaper ways to get around by car. While hybrid, battery-electric, and hydrogen fuel cell cars are considered to be the long term solution for powering motor vehicles, there is the need for a more short-term solution. Europe has already realized that diesel is […]

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Buying Shoes in the US

Posted on 19. May, 2014 by .

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Recently, while shopping around for a series of new pairs of shoes, I came to a few conclusions. Firstly, while the selection at traditional Canadian shoes retailers is often on par with that of the US, the prices tend to be significantly higher. Secondly, when it comes to Canadian online shoe retailers you are stuck choosing from […]

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