Honour Killings in Canada: An Undeniable Reality! – January 20, 2012
Wherever there is a bubble of ignorance, I am there to burst it. Canada, a lovely country known for its open-hearted acceptance of immigrants from a vast array of foreign lands, is quickly becoming a cesspool in which cultures are clashing. These clashes are usually swept under the rug by the host country (Canada) and those who are integrating (at varying degrees) in to the host country.
No 'Honour' in Killing – January 16, 2012
In our often too politically correct world where everyone is afraid of being branded a racist and therefore doesn't speak of such matters, there is a growing problem within some of our immigrant communities -- honour-based violence, which in some cases, becomes fatal.
Make Immigration Break Even – December 23, 2011
The Canadian government recently announced a moratorium on immigration applications for parents and grandparents of Canadians under the family reunification program. But rather than eliminating the program, as many opponents have urged, the government should instead find a way to ensure that sponsors are bearing its full costs. A reasonable way to reconcile concerns would be to charge an entrance fee to sponsored parents and grandparents through the family reunification program.
Media Release - Suicide Among Young Women of South Asian Origin – December 15, 2011
The suicide rate among young women of South Asian origin is disproportionately higher than other segments of the population in Western societies. In Canada, with its large South Asian population, this unexplored area is likely similar, even though not many mechanisms have been put in place to prevent and track such activity. Given that there are lives at stake, the policy gaps need to be addressed by lawmakers.
A Policy Roadmap for Solutions to Suicide Among Young Women of South Asian Origin – December 15, 2011
There is a policy gap when it comes to the high suicide rate among young women of South Asian origin in Canada.
Awakening to Tragedy Among Young Female South Asians – December 15, 2011
Parliament needs to address the policy gap regarding the high suicide rate among young women of South Asian origin in Canada.
Revitalizing Manitoba (Updated) – September 25, 2011
Special Frontier publication authored by Law Professor Bryan Schwartz discussing a variety of topics affecting Manitoba competitiveness, well-being and prosperity that present a practical roadmap towards a less politicized and more successful province.
Manitoba, The Supplicant Society – March 5, 2011
Special monograph of the entire 8-part series on a variety of topics affecting Manitoba competitiveness, well-being and prosperity by Law Professor Bryan Schwartz.
Manitoba: The Supplicant Society (Part 1 of 8) – January 22, 2011
Manitoba has evolved into a supplicant society based on equalization payments that have the unintentional effect of limiting the province's freedom and prosperity.
Culturally-Driven Violence Against Women: A growing problem in Canada’s immigrant communities – July 12, 2010
Culturally-driven violence against women must be faced head-on. Policy Series Paper (21 Pages).
Five Thoughts on the Single Rate Income Tax – September 23, 2009
As more and more nations move towards the single rate tax, Canadian governments too should consider whether multi-rate taxes are an effective way of redistributing wealth, and indeed whether it is even desirable to treat different income differently through the tax code.
NO Second Class Citizens – June 26, 2009
When you look not at the goals of the welfare state, but its actual performance, the results are depressing. In the last 80 years we have grown far wealthier than we once were. Yet today, there are more who receive welfare than ever before.
Too Big A Bite – April 10, 2008
"Our comparison makes it abundantly clear that we can best express the sincerity of our intentions to help the poor by expanding the value of their basic exemption from income taxes. … In fact, the numbers show that increased exemptions work spectacularly better than minimum wages or tax credits in meeting the goal of improved incomes."
Poverty Policies Tend to Impoverish – September 12, 2007
The poor suffer the most collateral damage when policy is designed for the few, not the many.
Let’s Deregulate Taxis – January 17, 2007
The economics of Winnnipeg's taxicab industry have been severely distorted by barriers to entry and price controls. American cities like Indianapolis and countries like Sweden and Ireland have solved similar problems by deregulating.