Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mandatory waste diversion in Ontario

Did you know: Ontario has regulations pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act (which apply to businesses of a certain size) which require that the businesses:
  • Prepare a Waste Audit covering the waste generated at a facility (such as a shopping mall) (O. Reg 102/94)
  • Prepare a Waste Reduction Work Plan (O. Reg. 102/94)
  • Separate waste from recyclables at source (O. Reg 103/94)
The Ontario NDP government lives on.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Ontarian? British Columbian? Northwest Territorian?

I did my taxes today. And in so doing decided that I am a Victorian.
Refund if I'm a BC Resident:
Refund if I'm an Ontario Resident:

And that doesn't even include the carbon tax credit.
Unless the NDP get rid of it.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pro Logo Reason #301

Food quality on highway 401 used to be inconsistent - at best. But most people who passed through weren't going to establish a long-term relationship of repeat business, so there were limited incentives for any particular company to increase quality given that because of their location they were all already quite profitable. This was remedied when the food concessions were transferred from purely local small business enterprises to brand name corporates like Tim Hortons, Wendy's, and the like.
Hat tip to the book on Contracts by Swan, Reiter, Bala

Thursday, March 05, 2009

How the economic crisis is affecting my life

The government of British Columbia has suspended its balanced budget law. It "plans on investing up to $14 billion dollars on construction of infrastructure projects over the next three years, in order to counteract the negative impact of the global recession." (News) But they're simultaneously trying to 'tighten their belts', trying to 'cut wasteful government bureaucracy'. Target #1? Student and Co-op positions. A significant number of provincial government departments that normally hire students just aren't.

In short, money is being taken away from students that are training to be knowledge workers and it is being channelled to the construction sector. So this province's young people will gain lots of experience in construction. Knowledge economy be damned.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Last Time Unemployment Was This Low Canada Had a Liberal Government Supported by the NDP

Statistics Canada has released the unemployment numbers for October. They show Canada's unemployment rate at a more than 30 year low. The last time unemployment was this low Canada had a Liberal government that was supported in the house by the NDP.