Given Bill 10’s hasty evolution and hazy details, the government is seriously risking its credibility and ability to regulate online platforms in a way that is satisfying for consumers. What problem is the government trying to solve here?
Excluding the internet from regulation was an inspired decision. It has contributed to a burst of creativity, innovation, and new opportunities for Canadian creators and producers by massively expanding their market reach to a global audience.
Strict data privacy laws and prohibitions against sharing data across platforms would undermine an industry to which we are all just digital cows, our likes and dislikes, our appetites and perversions, milked by server farms for profit.
Polling suggests the public will give governments the benefit of the doubt for once-in-a-century pandemics, making them non-political events. Until it becomes clear that your country is not keeping up.
The ability to get big things done is not simply the result of effective technocrats being given the space to execute like experts. It requires the clarity of vision that comes from bold, risk-taking leadership.
Why not let the market decide? Canadians can decide what they want to eat and farmers can sell their products without billions in subsidies and we will see who is willing to pay the true cost of meat.
By now, 14 months into the pandemic, we’re treating ourselves to a wine that costs a little more at home once in a while. The challenge, then, is to find a wine to go with dinner, a bit more than our everyday ceiling of $20, but that’s also ready to drink and enjoy this Friday night.
When it comes to big decisions, governments are pulled in different directions all the time. Our leaders know they have to quash the COVID-19 virus, but they do not know the best way of getting there.
Canada’s post-secondary sector has so far managed a history of continued expansion, which is largely good news for Canada. However, that continued growth masked underlying issues with programming relevance and revenues.
In a culture that sees social expectations as a form of oppression, can we really expect everyone to wake up in the morning of our pandemic present and suddenly agree that we are all in it together?