All posts tagged "Ontario"

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    How not to legalize cannabis, brought to you by Ontario

    Reprinted from CannabisLifeNetwork.com Leave it to Ontario to show us how not to go about cannabis legalization....

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    The Problem with Milk Protectionism

    On September 29, raw milk producers, mostly from Ontario and Quebec, protested on Wellington Street in Ottawa in front of the Parliament buildings. Their concern about the possibility of increased imports of dairy products reveals both embarrassing hypocrisy and shameful disdain of consumers in Canada. The anti-trade farmers arrived at their rally...

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    How to Eliminate Teachers’ Strikes

    These past few months have seen teachers in a number of school boards in Ontario go on...

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    New Taxes on the Way

    The province of Ontario is a financial basket case. The provincial government pays nearly 10% of its tax revenue on interest to cover the $270bn. debt load (over $20,000 per Ontarian). To put this in perspective, the slow-motion train wreck state of California only pays out a little under 3% of its...

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    End Ottawa´s Equalization Program

    Hot off her Ontario electoral win, Kathleen Wynne is taking aim at Ottawa. The federal government´s equalization program distributes money between the provinces to help those with less fiscal capabilities deliver the same services. In an interview with the CBC, Wynne noted the unfortunate fact that: There’s an unfairness in the way...

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    More IMF Meddling

    The International Monetary Fund is up to its mixed messages again. This time it´s a dire warning about Canada´s future. The IMF has recently softened its outlook on Canada, warning that “”downside risks to the outlook still dominate, including from weaker-than-expected exports resulting from competitive challenges, lower commodity prices and a more...

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    Out of the Red through the Black Market?

    Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa wants to eliminate the province’s $11.7 billion deficit without raising taxes. Besides eliminating tax credits and loopholes to raise the effective tax rate (while getting the satisfaction of saying that he didn’t increase the marginal tax rate), Sousa also wants to crack down on the black market....

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    Ontario, BC & Ottawa Come Together On Financial Market Regulations

    In 2011 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Harper Government can’t force a national securities...

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    Prohibition in Ontario: A Brief History & Current Analysis

    There is only one way Ontarians can buy alcohol for private consumption. You can’t buy beer at...

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    Hamilton, Ontario – Future Detroit?

    The bankruptcy of Detroit got me thinking about Hamilton, Ontario. I lived there after high school but...

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    Mercantilism and Ontario’s Wine Industry

    The policies of mercantilism that harken back to the days of the 17th century are alive and well in modern day Ontario.  But in this case, the industry in favor of the so-presumed enlightened public officials is not one normally considered of great need or “public necessity.”  It’s one of simple recreational...

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    Are You Sick of Highly Paid Teachers?

    As I write, there is an email forward and Facebook re-post that is floating around by the...