Labour Laws Aren’t Always Helping Young People

Labour laws in Canada are supposed to protect workers from exploitation and ensure their safety, but they are not always helping teenagers who are entering the workforce for the first time. Most provinces require that anyone younger than 16 or …

Labour Laws Are Hampering Young People

Labour laws are meant to protect workers from exploitation and to ensure their safety, but closer examination shows that when it comes to teenagers, the laws are not always doing people a favour. Age restrictions for workers vary from province …

“Privatization is Not Inherently Good or Bad”

“Privatization is not inherently good or bad – the performance or effectiveness depends on implementation.” That isn’t the type of rhetoric one might expect to hear when describing something as polarizing as privatization, but it is one of the conclusions …

Canadians Should Question The Designation Of Compulsory Trades

In five of Canada’s provinces, including all three prairie provinces, barbers and hairstylists must be certified by a provincial regulatory body in order to do business. It’s what’s known as a compulsory trade. When a trade is voluntary, on the …