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 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Minimum Wage: An Overlooked Multifaceted Economic Gem

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:02 am 

Replies: 15
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Maybe so but the staff represent a resource and the think tanks and that in Canada don't even have that.

I've gotten a certain amount of response to what you call an email like this including four letters from Bob Rae. That's resource.

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Minimum Wage: An Overlooked Multifaceted Economic Gem

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:29 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 518


It's his own "work"....he's been pushing it on other sites as well. Oh, you don’t have to snarl at me. These are my specialty and good ideas. I’ve posted them repeatedly at CKA but I wrote them up in this catch phrase, provocative manner and posted them again for response. My ideas have c...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Minimum Wage: An Overlooked Multifaceted Economic Gem

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:19 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 518


Just a note. When economists consider immigration issues they tend to measure how the immigrant class is doing, not it's effects on Canada. They do this monkey see monkey do research. While the recommendations are generally what you can do about immigration the suggestion that they cost $16 billion ...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Minimum Wage: An Overlooked Multifaceted Economic Gem

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:08 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 518


Jan. 10, 2012 Minimum Wage: An Overlooked Multifaceted Economic Gem Until recently in Canada the legislated minimum wage was quite low, $7.85 to $8.00, providing protection only for the worst off workers – teenagers and immigrant women. The de facto minimum wage was a little higher in the main citie...

 Forum: General Jibber Jabber   Topic: Vancouver is winning war on cars

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:12 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 402


Good story. You put the price of parking up and people take transit. And only in Vancouver. Here in Toronto they refused to build the Allen expressway downtown 25 years ago and downtown traffic is not too bad. I would say it's at it's limit.

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Stephen Harper's new Senate appointments

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:10 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 834


The workings of Parliament are a bit murky. Surely have the extra hand picked staff on hand facilitates the work load in Parliament. I have no proper idea about senate reform.

Lots of comments about tim hortons, not much interest in the senate on this thread.

 Forum: BC   Topic: B.C. woman wins right to sue children for support

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:13 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 476


Slow down a sec folks. She won the right to take the issue to court. There's nothing that says she'll actually win her case. A friend of my wife won the right to charge the banks with taking too large of interest rates on mortgages. This was back when interest rates peaked at 22%. The backs simply ...

 Forum: Entertainment   Topic: What do you do for movies?

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:52 pm 

Replies: 75
Views: 645


To me there are two types of movie goers: 1) People who are escapists and watch movies for entertainment, 2) People who watch movies because they love film. That's a brilliant line, or at least very helpful. Over at my other forum they have a Movie thread and I've been going through it for suggesti...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Wrong time to raise EI premiums, Rae says

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:12 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 1131


Bob Rae is whining I suppose. As interim leader of the third party that's his job. And it fact it's a reasonable bit of whining. I give him a point for keeping his comments reasonable.

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Wrong time to raise EI premiums, Rae says

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:05 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 1131


they always talk about trade wars as if the would be the end of the world. Meanwhile most countries seem to be lowering corporate taxes to steal businesses from one another. the discussion is a mutt. countries should be trying to stay away from tax wars. in any event it's "hide the tax" ag...

 Forum: General Jibber Jabber   Topic: Guess who funds biggest project ever to house the homeless

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:05 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 498


I guess you could save public money by housing the sick and homeless first of all. I note however that Alberta has $1,000 million project going in this regard, Harpers not first. These things need to be done, there's lots of causes - it's just that the middle class can't afford the tax squeezing.

 Forum: International Politics   Topic: U.N. Lowers Flag for Kim Jong Il

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:17 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 404


On the optimistic side when the USSR fell apart the communists tried to reassert themselves and the commentary was "you can't swim in the same river twice".

 Forum: General Jibber Jabber   Topic: Merry Christmas to CKA!

 Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas to CKA!
Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:26 am 

Replies: 58
Views: 880


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the CKA folk. May the New Year be better than expected, as sometimes happens.

 Forum: General Jibber Jabber   Topic: The truth about child poverty

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:18 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 49


I think that food is a sleeper issue in Canada. People will not accept that there are people that can't feed nevertheless in our rich country. It's a cut off point. It's aggravated when political immigration is a cause and some of the victims are family, children. That and women's issues. The commun...

 Forum: General Jibber Jabber   Topic: New top cop vows hard line

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:37 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 252


The Canadian Almanac used to publish the death rate of the police. At the time it compared with the death rate from accident in the general population. It maybe used to be a dangerous occupation but that is sort of past. Individual acts of heroism are still required but the occupation is less danger...
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