You can’t legislate docility

Jonathan McLeod

March 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Tories struck a blow for vacationing upper middle class families when they decided to step in and take some fundamental rights away from the workers at Air Canada. The assumption was, I guess, that if they bullied the unions quickly and swiftly, the unions would just roll over and take it. But, that’s not [...]

Surprise News of the Day

Jonathan McLeod

November 7, 2011 | No Comments

In a shocking twist, the union that represents Air Canada – having been stripped of its power by the feds – was powerless to negotiate an acceptable deal for their members. A federal arbitrator ruled Monday that the same provisions Air Canada’s flight attendants rejected on Oct. 9 will now stand as their new contract, [...]

Is Protectionism Always Bad?

Jonathan McLeod

October 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Yeah, I know, not all of you share my fondness for economic freedom, so may reject the premise of my question, but let’s put such objections aside, if only for a moment. Over at his obviously-named blog, Ezra Levant suggests that the United Arab Emirates are, essentially, partaking in dumping (selling your goods really cheap [...]

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