Governments needs to be more transparent

I've said it before and I will say it again. Governments need to be more transparent. They were put in place by the people for the people, so their shouldn't be any secrecy. Close door meetings aren't for the public good. Controlling information is never a good or ethical plan. Government transparency is a must.... Continue Reading →

Why a living wage is important

Even today, millions of full-time workers struggle to cover the cost of housing, food, health care, childcare and other basic necessities for themselves and their families. I'm not at the minimum wage and I still struggle financially, so I can't imagine how it would be to survive with a lower wage. Each day the working... Continue Reading →

We still have a pay gap

We have had legislation in Canada saying that pay should be equal for men and women for decades now but we still have a pay gap. The Canadian workforce still struggles with a gender pay gap that affects all women, especially women of colour. I think that now people are starting to realize that this... Continue Reading →

What does Canadian taxes pay for?

What are taxes? Canadian Taxes are compulsory monetary contributions to the government that it spends on various social programs, operating costs and debt. What are taxes paying for? Thanks to Canadian taxes, some Canadian child is receiving life-saving cancer treatment at a world-class hospital absolutely free. The biggest single expense was elderly benefits. This includes... Continue Reading →

Government Bailouts

The Canadian government has given billions in bailouts money and wrote off parts of their debt to industries such as GM to save Canadian jobs . Many of these companies turn around and moved jobs to other countries and did nothing to save their industry in Canada while they paid their executives millions in bonuses.... Continue Reading →

We need to save our nurses

Mandatory overtime, endless shifts, lack of staff and time to provide care. I heard a news anchor say that nurses should simply refuse to do the overtime. That's easier said than done. There is incredible pressure and if you refuse, you can end up on the employer's blacklist. Nurses out of breath decry their working... Continue Reading →

Why are so many students homeless?

Most people don't realize that many students are homeless. So why is this happening? Why are so many students homeless? Unfortunately, for a shocking number of students, the college and university experience means living in your car to avoid massive debt. By the time they pay for tuition and books it’s hard to come up... Continue Reading →

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