Tag Archives: Ontario

The Automobile Immobility

Posted on 18. Apr, 2016 by .

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When moving between provinces one would expect there to be at least a very basic level of government and administrative interoperability. Unfortunately, when it comes to moving a car between Ontario and BC there is little evidence of any interoperability or administrative forethought in regards to facilitating people moving between provinces. In order to register a car […]

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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 Ontario Drive Clean Conflict of Interest

Posted on 17. Aug, 2015 by .

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As part of my recent process of renewing the registration on my car I encountered a major flaw in the Ontario Drive Clean program. This issue is a common but mostly overlooked problem encountered by anyone with an older car with the high possibility of failing the emissions test. When I investigated what the options […]

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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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Ontario Election 2014

Posted on 13. Jun, 2014 by .

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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 […]

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Breaking The Beer Store Monopoly

Posted on 18. Apr, 2014 by .

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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 […]

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University Compulsory Anciliary Fees

Posted on 09. Mar, 2014 by .

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Next to tuition, textbooks have always been one of the most expensive aspects of attending university.  The biggest complaint from publishers is students buying and selling used books instead of purchasing new copies. In recent years though, publishers have started integrating online content with their book publishings as a way to augment the physical offerings. […]

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Increasing the Role of Clinics in Ontario’s Health Care System

Posted on 04. Jan, 2014 by .

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When it comes to hospitals and health care in Ontario one of the most widely compared statistics are those of emergency room wait times. While wait times in Ontario for “Minor or uncomplicated conditions” have dropped from 4.8 hours to 4 hours, these patients account for nearly a third of all ER patients in the province. […]

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