Category Archives: Government

Why Canada Doesn’t Need a Law Against Stealing Firefighting Equipment

Legislative change often comes in response to current events. This is a normal part our of democratic process, and the common law is designed to evolve as the world changes around it. However, when the news of the day is particularly … Continue reading

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Should Canada Suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement?

It has been six months since President Donald Trump signed the executive order known as the “travel ban.” President Trump also suspended the United States refugee program. These changes sparked a sharp increase in the number of refugee claimants and … Continue reading

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How the Federal Government Makes Laws in Canada

When we’re gabbing about the Canadian government, the lawmaking process comes up a lot. We gossip about the various bills and motions Members of Parliament have their hands in this week. We do a post-game analysis after the House of … Continue reading

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5 Things Canadians Should Know About the Marijuana Bill

On Thursday, April 13, the Liberal government introduced legislation that will legalize and regulate the sale of recreational marijuana in Canada. This comes after the government set an ambitious deadline of July 1st, 2018, for legalization. While many details will … Continue reading

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Why Electoral Reform Isn’t Dead Yet

The issue of electoral reform has hounded Canadian politicians for almost a century. Ever since Canada evolved from being a two-party system, some people have questioned the wisdom of retaining our first-past-the-post system. In all that time, no government took … Continue reading

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How a Motion Works in the House of Commons

After weeks of protests and hostile debate, the House of Commons finally passed Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s motion condemning Islamophobia on Thursday, March 23. When it was first introduced back in December of 2016, the house greeted M-103 with little … Continue reading

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Should Ontario Expand Rent Control?

Rent control has been a hot topic in the media for the past several weeks, thanks to CBC Toronto and the No Fixed Address series of stories. Now, the debate has found its way into Queen’s Park. New Democratic Party … Continue reading

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5 Things You Should Know About Consumer Rights in Ontario

Have you ever experienced buyer’s remorse, or entered an agreement that wasn’t all that you bargained for? It’s times like these when you wish you knew more about your consumer rights. To start, here are five important points about consumer … Continue reading

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