Protests are a legitimate part of democratic life. However, there are limits to what anyone will or should accept. The idea that people have the right to cosplay as revolutionaries and occupy a city indefinitely is utter nonsense.
If we want our crown corporations to be run well, then we should ensure that we are paying enough to attract a deep pool of qualified candidates. Overall, it’s worth it in the long run.
It’s natural to see events through an ideological lens. But sometimes there isn’t a big lesson to be learned. The Via Rail holiday delays are one such case.
Raising taxable income for workers would help. But so would paying less in rent or to own their own home in a dense, walkable neighbourhood that doesn’t require a punishing commute to work.
Whether Alberta is really an option depends on the person. Alberta offers a relatively low cost of living without punishing commutes and has as much variety as you can expect from a province with two mid-sized cities.
The housing in Quebec isn’t the policy problem that it is in BC or Ontario. Voting in an incumbent is to be expected when things are pretty good for most people in Quebec.
Housing prices are certainly too high in Canada and must be brought under control. But if they fall too far and too fast, we might actually have bigger problems on our hands.
Toronto is a big global city—surely there are a few people who might be interested in running the place! Alas, there is little enthusiasm for municipal government.
The reality is, if you’re trying to win, you need to go with the best talent regardless of where players are born. The same principle applies in our competitive global talent market.
While we can argue that mistakes were made when it comes to the increasing delays at our airports, perhaps we’re being too quick to rush to judgement of any one particular party. Much of the world is facing many of the same challenges we are.