We don't know for sure who will be tapped for the job of Governor of the Bank of Canada. What we do know is that the individual will be a Canadian. No other nationalities were invited to apply. But, in 2013, does such a citizenship restriction even make any sense? Or is it just another manifestation of good, old-fashioned Canadian parochialism?
Our government's heavy-handed interventions in the labour market weaken basic labour rights, and that hurts all middle class Canadians. If workers are left with no outlet to seek fair compensation and working conditions, they will find other means of collective expression. Their frustration could result in spontaneous work disruptions, with a profound effect on productivity.
Canada Post Files Copyright Lawsuit Over Crowdsourced Postal Code Database Canada Post has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Geolytica, ...
This teensy little post will soon lie buried, like today, beneath piles of newer items anyway. Besides, if all this fails you could delete it. So post. What's the worst that could happen?
The CUPW acts less as an institution trying to guarantee the well-being of its members, and more as a despicable greedy fat man at a party, grasping for every single morsel of free food he can find
Why the NDP would pick this hill to die on is anyone's guess. Their filibuster cost the union's membership addition pay while at the same time angering the voters that just recently sent them to Ottawa.
On the one hand the government keeps telling us that we have the strongest economy of western nations, now they are telling us one full postal shutdown lasting just 11 days will have dire consequences for the nation. How many other strikes will they intervene in now? Should the government be looking at privatizing Canada Post as has been done in Germany?
Workers are universally loved (or at least they get some rhetorical "props") when they're downtrodden, but the moment they have the gall to look beyond their "place," they're met with a wave of righteous indignation: Who do they think they are, anyway?
We're seeing the beginning of a prolonged, multi-pronged attack on unionized workers by the Conservatives. Their anti-worker war machine is revving its engines. Sirens have sounded. The first missiles have been launched.
In an age when we rely too heavily on spell check, numbers in place of words and the 'caps lock' option on the keyboard (2 really drive THE point H.O.M.E.), letters are hidden jewels waiting to be excavated again.
For Saint-Jacques art is still a matter of faith. When he sells a painting, he has the buyer make out a check for the full price to a charity.
East of Borneo is a site that allows editors to build an archive of Los Angeles, past and present, using the power of collectivity to create depth and complexity. What are the multiple points of view in L.A.? This new site aims to find out.
It was just a small item in the Post but it may have larger implications: The NYPD's Legal Bureau determined that it was a conflict of interest for police officers to work off-duty for a company doing business with the city.
In technology news, Facebook has once again redefined the line of online privacy this week by launching a new mandatory "social security number" section on user's profiles.
Raisin Bran was first introduced almost 90 years ago. Its name implies wholesome goodness -- raisins are fruit, and fruit is good, and bran is also something people vaguely remember as very healthy.
When I began thinking about doing a column about recent developments on the Washington Post's editorial page, I was torn between focusing on its increasing conservatism and its overall badness