Canada isn't an abstraction - it's 38 million people.
I would suggest that the point of Canada Day is not so much to celebrate
pride in Canada as to strengthen the feeling of connection that we have
with other Canadians as a community. I think that's a necessary and
fundamental part …
Our current social safety net is based on the goal of full employment,
driven by monetary policy (interest rates) and fiscal policy (deficits and
surpluses). It's primarily targeted at people who can't work - the elderly,
children and single parents, the …
The election results illustrate a stark divide between Alberta (and
Saskatchewan) and the rest of the country. The Conservatives won all seats
save one in Alberta and Saskatchewan, but made very little headway in the rest
of the country, losing votes in both Ontario and Quebec.
I'm very glad that the national climate plan has survived its first electoral test.
Scheer's team thought that they could swing the suburban GTA ridings by making
people angry about the carbon tax, falsely claiming that it was a federal tax
grab. If Scheer had succeeded yesterday, politicians both in …
A 30-minute video
from 2004 explaining the Toyota manufacturing principle of Kaizen, or small
improvements, illustrated by making toast. The presenter, Bruce Hamilton,
discusses seven forms of waste which can be identified by direct observation:
motion, waiting, storage, transportation, defects, processing, and
There's a warning that often appears in personal finance books: "Leverage cuts both ways." Because people usually borrow 80% or 90% of the price when buying a home, any gains due to an increase in the price are magnified - but any losses due to a decline are magnified as well …
From here in BC, the Trans Mountain expansion project (TMX) seems like an
irresistible force meeting an immovable object. I think the Trudeau government
will still make it happen, but it won't be easy.
Lack of pipeline capacity is costing the Canadian economy something like
$15B/year, due to the …