Jason Webb is a sociology doctoral student residing in Toronto. This is his notebook on homelessness, inequality, citizenship, and urbanism.
Notable examples: The Conservatives pulled the plug on the census. Federal government scientists complain they are being muzzled. Federal librarians have been issued a code of conduct constraining their participation in conferences and public events. Mr Harper shut down the world-renowned freshwater research station in Northern Ontario because its investigations into the effects of global warming on marine life don’t suit Conservative policies. Environmental deregulation triggered widespread protest by Idle No More and may lead to the demise of fragile ecosystems. Economic deregulation has led to an influx of temporary foreign workers, many working for less than standard wages. This depresses the income of Canadian workers and prevents unemployed Canadians from finding work.