All posts tagged "ENGLISH"

  • Not just a fluffy tale about the Easter Bunny

    The refusal by foster parents to lie about a mythical rabbit should not have meant the removal of children in their care Much of the media coverage of the legal decision involving Derek and Frances Baars and...

    • Posted March 22, 2018
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  • Let’s lift all Canadians out of poverty

    The time has come for Canada to have a dialogue about a national basic income program A basic income guarantee has been back in the news a lot lately, thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Elon Musk...

    • Posted March 22, 2018
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  • Why won’t Canada stand up to Purdue Pharma?

    The opioid manufacturer admits to illegal activity in the U.S., stops ads there and pays hundreds of millions in penalties. In Canada, it’s business as usual Canadians are paying dearly for government inaction over the opioid crisis.Purdue...

    • Posted March 9, 2018
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  • Minimum wage hikes serving up uncertainty in food industry

    A 32 per cent increase in the minimum wage in 12 months is simply irresponsible This is turning into a very challenging year for the Canadian food industry. In late November, Statistics Canada released its comprehensiveRecent Statistics...

    • Posted March 9, 2018
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  • Raising minimum wages: good intentions, bad policy

    Raising the minimum wage is a flawed strategy for achieving the critically important social objective of raising people out of poverty As the old saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. But good...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Trade wars, food fights and a budget that ignores it all

    Duties may look like attractive, simple mechanisms to protect domestic interests. But they’re a very expensive way to retain jobs The ugly face of protectionism is slowly making its way across the globe. With trade wars looming...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Eat more plants, less meat Improve your health and save the planet

    Canada’s Food Guide revamp is good for people and the planet, thanks in great part to a new information-gathering process What is a healthy diet? New Year’s diet conversations still abound around water coolers Canada-wide as people...

    • Posted February 23, 2018
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  • Where the rule of law weakens, freedom wanes

    Freedom and democracy are not stand-alone structures. For stability, they require institutional infrastructure, in particular, the rule of law and tolerance For the first time in decades, basic human freedom is under attack globally. Journalists and opposition...

    • Posted February 23, 2018
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  • Grocery stores bulking up on ultra-processed foods

    Far too many products in Canada’s stores give us lots of calories but little nutrition. And we have dangerously abandoned cooking and meal-time routines In the 1960s, the biggest supermarkets only carried 10,000 items or fewer. Big...

    • Posted February 23, 2018
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  • Not every mental health concern requires a doctor

    Perhaps the elixir of good feeling is available at a friend’s house, at the next desk in the office, or from a partner or spouse Canadians suffer when important mental health services are unavailable or wait times...

    • Posted February 23, 2018
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