Posts Tagged: government

Why the Facebook ban will be lifted within two years

According to the Globe and Mail, government employees in Ontario have been banned from accessing Facebook. Kristen at Mashable points out that YouTube, online poker, and various other sites are also banned. And Mark Evans points to this story about TD Bank banning Facebook during business hours. There are undoubtedly many other major organizations that… Reads more »

Please Canada, develop the oil sands of Alberta!

I have long thought that we as a country should be investing more money in energy, including properly developing Alberta’s vast oil sands. Canada could become the most important region in the world for oil if we were able to extract it efficiently enough – and while it may not the best for the environment,… Reads more »

Reducing GST?

One of the big stories in Canada today was Conservative Leader Stephen Harper’s pledge to reduce our GST from 7% to 5% if his party wins the election. The reduction would be 1% immediately, and another percent sometime within five years. Apparently, savings would be fairly good: Canadians would have $4.5 billion put back in… Reads more »

Tomorrow’s Education

Here are some notes on Kathy Gill and Paul Vogelzang’s session on tomorrow’s education: The premise here is that students at the University level are still working with newspapers, and old media, and don’t get the connection when someone says “Flickr.” Maybe in the US it’s different, but in my experience, University students are pretty… Reads more »