Category Archives: The Economy

Library Strike In Toronto

Facebook is filling up with supportive comments regarding the Toronto Library workers strike. I suspect the silent majority in Toronto is just sitting there thinking, “Seriously? Unemployment is still incredibly high, and the only reason it’s not higher is a … Continue reading

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Governmentium and The Skyrocketing Cost Of The Civil Service

Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 … Continue reading

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Sympathy For The Modern School Teacher

The following editorial cartoon is making the rounds amongst Ontario teachers on Facebook. I’m not a teacher, but I know a number of Ontario teachers, which is how I happen to have seen this comic. Most of the teachers I … Continue reading

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Ontario Election Results Are Frightening

Three things I find scary about the Ontario provincial elections yesterday: 1) The Liberals won a minority. Under Liberal rule the Ontario government debt has almost doubled, from $148 billion in 2003 to an estimated $283 billion in 2012, this … Continue reading

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