National Newswatch

Sorry, minimum-wage workers — the province isn’t Amazon

Oct 10 2018 — Marni Soupcoff — Amazon’s recent decision to raise the minimum wage it pays its workers to $15 an hour was greeted with enthusiasm and praise, with no one more pleased than independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who tweeted: “This is what the political revolution is all about.” Anyone who watched the clip of Amazon employees shouting for joy at […]

The outrage over Ontario’s sex ed revamp is missing the point

Jul 20 2018 — Marni Soupcoff — Critics may not yet have said that the Ontario government’s decision to drop the province’s updated sex curriculum will kill children, but they have come close. The buzz phrases have been that abandoning the curriculum “puts kids at risk,” and teachers ought to keep teaching the curriculum to “keep kids safe.” There is a blog […]

Legislation banning scalper bots will cause more problems than the one it’s trying to solve

Oct 30 2017 — Marni Soupcoff — In a recent interview with the Toronto Star, Ontario New Democrat MPP Jennifer French articulated the attitude that spawned a new Ontario bill banning ticket bots: “Ontarians want fair and affordable access to entertainment,” she said, “so the government should fix it.” The “it” she’s referring to is the process of buying tickets to concerts […]