The United States has a much less generous offering of social assistance, and lower payroll taxes and minimum wage rates, however this has not affected the people in a negative way. In fact, there is substantial evidence that their economy is booming, proving that it is possible to have a fruitful society with lower government subsidies. It is not until there is a cut back in these programs, that the Canadian unemployment rate will drop. Any change, calls for significant measures, with real impacts on peoples' lives. However, until this happens, the unemployment rate gap between Canada and the U.S. will remain present and lasting.
Since we live in a mixed market economy, Canada has very few monopolies such as the health, airspace, and telecommunications industries. Companies within theses industries are notorious for price fixing, lack of innovation, and competition. These problems are prevalent because of the barriers to entry the new players face such government regulation, the cost of doing business, and infrastructure. Overall I believe monopolies are a good and bad
However, the economic and technological trends that have driven changes in the workforce in recent years are likely to continue for the near future. These shifting trends will affect Canadian society and its workers in a number of areas, and it is vital that steps be taken to deal with any problems that result. In many nations, the relationship between labor and production has often been a tense one. On one side of the equation, businesses have insisted on greater productivity at lower costs. On the other side, labor (most often in the form of labor unions) has insisted that increased productivity can be best be achieved if the workers have a reasonable “living” wage and job security (Howard 2002).
Other than poverty, the Canadian mainstream society was another sign that Canada did not fully welcome immigrants. Discrimination would not have been a problem at the immigrants’ own country, coming to Canada; it became an additional factor that counted as an obstacle for them. It would be fair to say that poverty and discrimination on Canadian immigrants only became more subtle since the 1950s comparing to how immigrants were welcomed to Canada today.
With this in mind, many still reject a mixed member proportional system. Critics argue that the current method has produced a stable and effective government, while MMP would create an ineffective government. Wiseman feels that since Canada has been consistently stable, our electoral system does not need to be changed. Hiemstra and Jansen disagree with the plurality system that is currently in place for it does not produce fair representation and devalues citizen’s votes. Canadians must make a choice between the value of effectiveness and the values of justice and equity.
I don 't see what their purchasing habits would be "voting" for or against. It 's simple math, if foreign magazines comprise 89% of what is on the shelf, then they would naturally have a higher percentage of sales. Foreign imports also have a domestic market of their own in which to generate sales, and when you take into consideration that there are over 9 times more people in the United States than Canada ("Comparisons between Canada and the United States", 2013), it isn 't a risky proposition to export a multitude of magazines to Canada. 5. I don 't agree with the premise that Canadian consumers of foreign magazines are subsidizing local publications because of import tarrifs.
Lobbying is just one aspect citizens must be aware of. Also, more and more Canadians suffer from precarious employment which implies they have fewer labour protections than others who have stable employment. Additionally, through various acts of parliament pertaining to the environment, corporations are less constrained by regulations. It is important for Canadian citizens to know how these corporate giants are using their power and how they can still fight for their democratic rights. No citizen should be being more outweighed than corporations, because they are just “corporate citizens” themselves.
Canada realistically is not able to become a hard power even if its government ambitiously wants it to be since the population of Canada is not able to support it. I believe rather Canada has the best of both worlds of being a hard power and a soft power with its international policies since it has positioned itself as a soft power and have a hard power, such as US across the border that is willing to do all the dirty work in international politics in bettering North America. Canada does not need to play the aggressive role in international politics since US is already doing it for us.
The Canadian Economy has endured mass fluctuations in recent history, leaving many weary on the present conditions of Canada’s economy. Ushering into 2014, the Canadian Economy seems poised to flourish however, as seen in the past, nothing is ever perfect. The economy has displayed many aspects, both positive and negative, that leave individuals puzzled about what’s on the horizon. Once decoded it is often a mystery what method of action the government should take to ensure our country continues to prosper. Analyzing both the benefits and drawbacks of both a fiscal or monetary policy and how each can be implemented into Canadian economy, allows Canada to make the best decision in the future.
Poverty, every country experiences it, but it doesn’t affect every country the same. Some more developed countries might have certain policies in place to help people who are struggling to make ends meet, until they get back on their feet. It is more likely that less developed countries might not have any policies in place. I decided to compare poverty between India and Canada. They both are so opposite of each other.