Ottawa pizzeria: Liberals put minimum thought into minimum wage hike There have been many opinions by various economists on the impact of the Liberal government’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15. I wanted to give the real world perspective of a small, growing business that employs many students at the current minimum wage level. We opened Fiazza Fresh Fired three years ago. When developing the business plan, we, of course, had to estimate expens
Trudeau is the scary one, not Scheer Andrew Scheer’s leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada wasn’t an hour old before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals released their attack dogs on him. Having for months warned Canadians about the dangers of electing the “libertarian” Maxime Bernier, they immediately shifted gears to attacking the “social conservative” Scheer whom, they warned, would deny women abortions and gay couples the right to marry
Ontario to kick off 150th birthday celebration with giant inflatable duck costing $200GsWhat the duck? The Ontario government will celebrate the country’s 150th birthday with a giant rubber duck — and taxpayers are taking a bath. Ontario PC MPP Vic Fedeli said the $200,000 birthday duck tour — more than half of it covered by Ontario — is a sure sign of a government with “messed up” priorities. “I cannot imagine what the rubber duck’s connection is
Ontario energy sector in shambles thanks to McGuinty-Wynne duo For decades to come, former Premier Dalton McGuinty and Premier Kathleen Wynne will be a case study in political science and public administration university courses across Canada — but for the wrong reasons. Both will be studied for how to impoverish a provincial economy by making ideologically-driven electricity policies, devoid of any planning and logic. Ontario used to be the manuf
Ontario's hydro-bill cuts will cost $21 billion more than they save us — it's terrible public policy DAVID REEVELY FIRST POSTED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017 01:14 PM EDT The jiggery-pokery the Ontario Liberals are using to cut hydro bills will eventually cost us almost twice as much as it saves, the province’s budget watchdog reported Wednesday. This is the “Fair Hydro Plan,” the Liberals’ answer to the constant drumbeat of “hydro, hydro, hyd...
Trudeau’s carbon plan will fail To be credible, a carbon pricing plan intended to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change should be national in scope, consistent in application and 100% revenue neutral. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon pricing plan, released last week by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, is none of these things. It is a political fraud because it will not do the things the Trudeau government
What we still don’t know about the federal carbon-pricing plan Maura Forrest The federal government has unveiled its new carbon pricing plan, and while it’s almost a carbon copy of Alberta’s plan, many questions remain. The federal plan, announced Thursday by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, is a hybrid system like Alberta’s, which will charge a levy on fuel and create an emissions credit trading system for large industrial polluters. The le
Wynne’s Liberals: Rules? What rules? If Premier Kathleen Wynne wants to run an open and transparent government, as she says she does, we have a simple question. Why is her government putting inserts into hydro bills touting the province’s 8% HST rebate, which started Jan. 1, but not including the increased cost of cap and trade as a separate item on home heating and energy bills, which also started Jan. 1? Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault claims ad
Don't be duped by Trudeau's carbon pricing plan BY LORRIE GOLDSTEIN, TORONTO SUN FIRST POSTED: THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 05:31 PM EDT | UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 06:12 PM EDT Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon pricing plan is exposed as a political fraud by its failure to explain how it will help achieve the government’s emission reduction targets for 2020 and 2030. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/PHOTO) Prime Minister Justin Tru...
How the Pierre Trudeau government turned a blind eye to Africa massacres Geoffrey York JOHANNESBURG — The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:39PM EDT Last updated Monday, May 15, 2017 1:26PM EDT There was disturbing news in the cables from the Canadian diplomats in Harare. High-level sources had revealed to the Canadians that Robert Mugabe’s soldiers were slaughtering thousands of dissidents in western Zimbabwe