Public workers earn 12% more than private counterparts: report

April 5, 2013 11:48 am
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Fraser Institute study says gap drops to nine per cent when unionization included in analysis BY Canadian Manufacturing Daily Staff ON April 04, 2013 9:01am  VANCOUVER—Public sector workers at the federal, provincial and municipal levels across Canada earned substantially higher wages than their private sector counterparts in 2011, according to a […]

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Media Hoax Ban Shows PQ No Longer Suffers Fool's Gladly

March 27, 2013 11:25 am
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By Martti Lahtinen, The Low Down to Hull & Back News The Low Down has learned that the Quebec government is considering a ban on April Fool’s Day jokes in the media. In a memorandum privy only to select Parti Québécois cabinet members, the Office québécois de la langue française […]

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NDP Says Wynne Government Should Reverse McGuinty Decision and Reinstate Slots at Racetrack Program

March 16, 2013 11:50 am
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Taras Natyshak, the NDP MPP for Essex and NDP Opposition Critic for Labor, told Ottawa Life Magazine yesterday (March 15) that the NDP supports the Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP) and believes the program should never have been changed by the Ontario Liberals. Natyshak said that Dwight Duncan erred in […]

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Letters to the Editor: Disabled and Displaced: Canada’s Need for a National Disabilities Act

February 14, 2013 12:47 pm
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By: Delaney Dunlop Majority rules – a common phrase used to solve many an argument. This simple practice that parents and teachers employed to avoid conflict has become the cornerstone of our government system. Democracy refers to a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in […]

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America’s Fiscal Albatross

February 11, 2013 1:35 pm
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The inaugural celebrations are over and a new Congress has been sworn in. Washington, D.C. is returning to business as usual with the status quo being largely upheld. The White House and the Senate remain in the hands of the Democrats and the House of Representatives in the hands of […]

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Closing Doors on Canada’s History

February 4, 2013 11:38 am
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On June 19, 2012, David McGuinty, Liberal Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, rose during Question Period to ask which federal departments or agencies have closed or will be closing their libraries and what is the rationale for such closures. In posing these questions, McGuinty spotlighted a development that has […]

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Andrew Cash: Not Your Typical Member of Parliament

January 23, 2013 12:22 pm
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Andrew Cash, New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Toronto-Davenport, serves as the deputy critic for Canadian Heritage and sits on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, but he is unlike many of his predecessors who have held this position in the past. Prior to his running for public office […]

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RURAL RANT: Living Locally

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Today’s blog is more of a rave than a rant. I had the good fortune to spend the day on assignment at the Russell Horticultural Society’s fourth annual Living Locally Fair, held Saturday (January 19) at the Catholic high school in the village of Russell, about a kilometre outside Ottawa’s […]

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The Uncertain Road Ahead: The Ontario Liberal Party Unexpectedly Searches for a New Leader

January 18, 2013 12:00 pm
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On October 15, 2012, Dalton McGuinty unexpectedly announced his intention to retire, signaling the end of his nine-year reign as the Liberal Premier of Ontario and more than two decades as the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Ottawa South. While McGuinty’s announcement caught many Ontarians by surprise, an even […]

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In Their Own Words: Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidates Weigh in on SARP and Other Issues of Concern

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In December 2012, Ottawa Life Magazine interviewed candidates in the Ontario Liberal leadership race (Sandra Pupatello and Harinder Takhar were unavailable and Glen Murray has since bowed out) on the issues that are of concern to Ontarians. A fuller discussion of the candidates’ opinions can be found on here.   […]

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Decoding Gas Prices: Is the Gas Gouge Real? Part 1

January 17, 2013 8:08 am
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Gas prices. If there is one topic that gets the back up of every Canadian who owns a vehicle, it is probably that one. There seems to be a veil of secrecy surrounding the issue. Who determines the cost? How come it fluctuates from day- to-day? Why is gas more […]

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Stephen Harper’s Assault on Democracy

January 16, 2013 11:58 am
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Last November, hundreds of delegates from across Canada gathered in Ottawa for the 93rd Annual General Meeting of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). Discus- sions focused on the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ongoing cuts to programs and services that continue to jeopardize the […]

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Kathleen Wynne Ontario’s Premier Candidate

January 11, 2013 12:48 pm
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Kathleen Wynne was first appointed to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Cabinet in September 2006 as Minister of Education. For almost four years in that portfolio, Wynne worked vigorously to bring full-day kindergarten to the province’s schools, while promoting and initiating measures intended to make classrooms in Ontario’s elementary schools more […]

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Ottawa Life Editorial: Win with Wynne

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Kathleen Wynne is Ontario’s best bet for the future. Dalton McGuinty is the most successful Ottawa-based politician to ever serve in the Ontario Legislature. For nine years, McGuinty led the province through tumultuous times, including the 2008 global economic collapse and recession that cost Ontario over 250,000 jobs. One of […]

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First Nations Taxation

January 8, 2013 5:16 pm
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A message from Ottawa Life Magazine’s publisher Dan Donovan: Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet in Ottawa with First Nations leaders this week to discuss treaty and aboriginal rights and economic development. The current state of Aboriginal relations in Canada is at an all-time low and the treatment of Canada’s aboriginal community […]

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Guns, America and Tragedy: The View From Here

December 31, 2012 10:17 am
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As everyone knows, there was another gun massacre in America on Friday December 14th, this one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut.  The horrific details are almost too painful to recall. Adam Lanza – a bright, quiet, socially awkward 20 year old – first shot his mom multiple […]

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Norway: A Country of Unequalled Equality

December 3, 2012 3:18 pm
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As the need for accessibility reform grows in Ottawa, it is important to examine countries that have successfully created effective accessibility programs. In Norway, the government has been busy over the past three years attempting to make the whole country more accessible to persons with disabilities. On January 1, 2009, the Norwegian […]

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