Salaries do not keep up with inflation. And that’s how Ottawa likes it

When US President Joe Biden decided to tackle inflation, he went after businesses directly. He issued an executive order, set up a high-level antitrust unit, told him to crack down on profiteers, and outlined exactly where he wanted to see action. Airlines, telecommunications, prescription drugs, web giants – the executive order called them. And Biden … Read more

Bizarre warnings, mounted police? All the signs point to cherry blossom time in Toronto

The sign at the Toronto city limits should warn people of all the other signs here. Toronto’s zeal for signage can be intense. As it’s the third anniversary of High Park’s total closure during the cherry blossom season, this park is a good litmus test for where Toronto’s signposting temperament stands. Two years ago, the … Read more

Salaries do not keep up with inflation. And that’s how Ottawa likes it

When US President Joe Biden decided to tackle inflation, he went after businesses directly. He issued an executive order, set up a high-level antitrust unit, told him to crack down on profiteers, and outlined exactly where he wanted to see action. Airlines, telecommunications, prescription drugs, web giants – the executive order called them. And Biden … Read more

Salaries do not keep up with inflation. And that’s how Ottawa likes it

When US President Joe Biden decided to tackle inflation, he went after businesses directly. He issued an executive order, set up a high-level antitrust unit, told him to crack down on profiteers, and outlined exactly where he wanted to see action. Airlines, telecommunications, prescription drugs, web giants – the executive order called them. And Biden … Read more

Salaries do not keep up with inflation. And that’s how Ottawa likes it

When US President Joe Biden decided to tackle inflation, he went after businesses directly. He issued an executive order, set up a high-level antitrust unit, told him to crack down on profiteers, and outlined exactly where he wanted to see action. Airlines, telecommunications, prescription drugs, web giants – the executive order called them. And Biden … Read more

May 4: Motorcycle protesters who were in Ottawa are due to clarify the facts, along with another letter from Niagara to the editor

Read more, talk less Subject: Biker protest cost police up to $3 million, lasting solution needed: Chairman of the Board, May 2 I was taken aback by Canadians chanting “USA, USA, USA” during the biker “parade” in Ottawa last weekend. Although I was born in America, I have been a proud permanent resident of Canada … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ rally is a faint echo of convoy protests

At the height of the convoy protest this winter, exasperated residents of Canada’s capital pleaded to “make Ottawa boring again.” Mission accomplished with the “Rolling Thunder” event last weekend. A few hundred motorcycles made orderly laps near the war memorial, the police were out in force, and Ottawa’s first truly enjoyable spring weekend was, well, … Read more

It’s time for more pet owners to poop where their dogs doo-doo

The only downside to melting snow in Toronto at the end of another brutal winter is what gets thawed in the process: mounds and mounds of dog poo. Of course, dogs themselves love this springtime delicacy, but for obvious reasons, human beings don’t. So it’s good news that the City of Toronto has announced a … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ rally is a faint echo of convoy protests

At the height of the convoy protest this winter, exasperated residents of Canada’s capital pleaded to “make Ottawa boring again.” Mission accomplished with the “Rolling Thunder” event last weekend. A few hundred motorcycles made orderly laps near the war memorial, the police were out in force, and Ottawa’s first truly enjoyable spring weekend was, well, … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ rally is a faint echo of convoy protests

At the height of the convoy protest this winter, exasperated residents of Canada’s capital pleaded to “make Ottawa boring again.” Mission accomplished with the “Rolling Thunder” event last weekend. A few hundred motorcycles made orderly laps near the war memorial, the police were out in force, and Ottawa’s first truly enjoyable spring weekend was, well, … Read more