On Family Day Monday Premiere Kathleen Wynne went to a Toronto outdoor rink for a nice skate with her grandchild, and a photo op for the rest of Ontario.
In such a setting she hadn’t planned to be challenged by a craft brewer who was setting up a tasting, and yelled out, “Why do you hate craft brewers?”
Had she showed some interest in the entrepreneur or what he had to say she would have learned, “if you’re interested in creating jobs that aren’t minimum wage, Ontario craft breweries are booming” he said.
If it were only easier to open, and distribute, the industry could create 1000’s of new jobs and sell worldwide.
However, that would mean creating more competition for the Beer Store and LCBO to help this blossoming industry.
Wynne has expressed she has no interest in doing that.
Why she is letting the Beer Store away with such a monopoly, which isn’t even majority Canadian owned any more, is archaic at best.
Perhaps it’s her motherly instinct to keep this bad industry a slave to the conglomerates rather than create jobs for Ontario.
Yet she feels it’s okay to let Niagara wineries sell at local farmers markets. I guess security at famers markets has increased of late.
Or maybe it’s because the craft brewers weren’t in a riding where she was trying to win a by-election last week.
More of the same old McGuinty,,,,,
Had enough yet?
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The Three Minute Thesis competition, or 3MT, is a university-wide competition for research-based masters and doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows.
More and more students have the ability to discover great things and achieve big goals in academia, but in the real world, you have to be able to explain to someone not abreast of the topic what it is all about and why they should be interested.
The best from McMaster assembled over three days to pitch their years of work in a thesis in under 3 minutes.
Just the student, a static slide, and a cordless mic while a panel of distinguished judges annualized.
It was like a Dragons Den for brainiacs!
Minus the props, singing and dancing.
Twelve students spanning Mac’s faculty of Science, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities competed for a run at the provincials at Mac in April.
Michelle Reid was the big winner who got that honour with great runner up efforts from Ben Hamby and Anthony Gatti.
Many middle agers look at today’s youth and think we’re going to hell in a hand basket.
If the 3MT competition was any indication, I think we’ll be fine…
The West Lincoln Glambrook Wind Action Group has been fighting against wind turbines for years saying their interests are not being considered because the Liberal government has taken away powers at the local level leaving them unrepresented and vulnerable.
The result, many communities are unwilling hosts, but the turbines are built anyway.
Lots has been said about the distance or set back these turbines must be from residential buildings and property lines.
The action group says the current guidelines say the turbines must be back from properties lines at least the height of the turbine at its hub.
The Ministry of the Environment has measured, and three of the five turbines are in violation, against the wishes of the neighbouring properties.
The MOE says it will try to rectify the violation with the neighbours, which really means, we’ll write you a big cheque with taxpayer’s money to look the other way.
Whether you agree or disagree with the citizens, clearly there was not enough research done before these projects were started and there certainly isn’t any follow up inspection during construction or after the fact.
You think moving power plants was costly, wait ‘till we see what this Liberal screw up ends up costing us.
You heard the story of the York University student who asked to be exempt from a class because he had to participate with female students. His religion forbids him from doing so. York has yet to change its policy of allowing religious accommodation to trump gender equality.
Fast forward to a week later and a Halifax teen has her martial arts class segregated because one of the men refused to be in a class with women. Despite it being advertised as a mixed gender class. Once again the religious accommodation is recognized and trumps gender equality rights.
This week another example, minus the religion, when a University of Toronto students asked to be excused from a class that is all women.
He took the Women and Gender Studies course because it fit his time table, it was a class of all women.
He took his case to an Ontario Human Rights tribunal when the prof would not give him the mark anyway despite not attending class.
"I'm generally a shy person, especially around women, and it would have been a burden if I had had to choose a group for group work."
Thank goodness the Ontario Human Rights tribunal and U of T saw this as “backwards” and did what York has yet the ‘cahonies’ to do.
I’m beginning to think this is just lazy students who are hiding behind their own selfish cultural values to take advantages of the generosity of Canadian culture. Do you think their future bosses will be as accommodating?