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  • The problem with a government-enforced minimum wage is it will create a domino effect. If you raise the minimum wage, then it’s going to raise the price of products and services and small business owners will have to lay off staff to still be profitable. Larger companies are automating to reduce staff numbers. So, some employees will make more money, but others won’t have a job. When it comes to the morality of minimum wage,...

    Minimum wage will be our downfall

    The problem with a government-enforced minimum wage is it will create a domino effect. If you raise the minimum wage, then it’s going to raise the price of products and services and small business owners will have to lay off staff to still be profitable. Larger companies are automating to reduce staff numbers. So, some employees will make more money, but others won’t have a job. When it comes to the morality of minimum wage,...

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  • BY MATTHEW EVANGELISTA Last week our government passed a motion condemning systemic racism and religious discrimination against Muslims. The desired effect is to stop the small but growing, number of hate crimes in Canada toward the Islamic population. But not only is it going to make the situation worse because it is seen as favouritism, its purpose is flawed by design. The motion is unenforceable and more symbolic than anything else. Also, aren’t there more...

    Motion is flawed by design

    BY MATTHEW EVANGELISTA Last week our government passed a motion condemning systemic racism and religious discrimination against Muslims. The desired effect is to stop the small but growing, number of hate crimes in Canada toward the Islamic population. But not only is it going to make the situation worse because it is seen as favouritism, its purpose is flawed by design. The motion is unenforceable and more symbolic than anything else. Also, aren’t there more...

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  • BY JAMES WELLS Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne took responsibility for soaring hydro bills on Nov. 18, during her speech at the Ontario Liberal annual general meeting in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberals are still as popular as ever. Wynne’s popularity, however, has plummeted. Ontarians are furious with the large increase in hydro prices over the past five years. Wynne’s popularity is now below 20 per cent according to the most recent...

    Wynne’s not a winner

    BY JAMES WELLS Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne took responsibility for soaring hydro bills on Nov. 18, during her speech at the Ontario Liberal annual general meeting in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberals are still as popular as ever. Wynne’s popularity, however, has plummeted. Ontarians are furious with the large increase in hydro prices over the past five years. Wynne’s popularity is now below 20 per cent according to the most recent...

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  • BY CODY MUDGE This is my government. At least insofar as it’s the one that I voted for in the previous federal election. I’ve learned too much since casting that last ballot to make the same mistake again. We need a respite from the science intolerance and the tangible excitement over finally being able to go to war in Iraq. We need a government that doesn’t bend over for big business and who respects the...

    It’s time for a new government

    BY CODY MUDGE This is my government. At least insofar as it’s the one that I voted for in the previous federal election. I’ve learned too much since casting that last ballot to make the same mistake again. We need a respite from the science intolerance and the tangible excitement over finally being able to go to war in Iraq. We need a government that doesn’t bend over for big business and who respects the...

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  • BY AARON CRECES Nine Russian soldiers were recently sent back to their homeland after being given 24 hours’ notice by the Harper government. Since then, all collaboration between the Canadian and Russian military has stopped. We’ve also recalled our ambassador from Moscow for the time being. There’s a lot happening in this Ukraine crisis, and there is no black and white. Let’s start with Russia, the bad guys, right? Yes, what President Vladimir Putin is...

    It’s time for action against Russia

    BY AARON CRECES Nine Russian soldiers were recently sent back to their homeland after being given 24 hours’ notice by the Harper government. Since then, all collaboration between the Canadian and Russian military has stopped. We’ve also recalled our ambassador from Moscow for the time being. There’s a lot happening in this Ukraine crisis, and there is no black and white. Let’s start with Russia, the bad guys, right? Yes, what President Vladimir Putin is...

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