academia, economics, writing

writing || Ontario Teachers are Essential: The Economic, Social Safety, and Human Rights Consequences of Teachers’ Right to Strike

Particularly in the public sector, strikes are an integral element of the collective bargaining agreement negotiation process. With an employer as powerful and politically driven as the government, employees’ best option for leverage is delaying a resolution and using the population’s subsequent outrage to pressure for a concession. However, Canada’s educational institutions ought to be… Continue reading writing || Ontario Teachers are Essential: The Economic, Social Safety, and Human Rights Consequences of Teachers’ Right to Strike

academia, Philosophy, writing

writing || The Postmodern Problem: A Critique of Postmodernism in Politics

This essay was largely inspired by Jordan Peterson and the many controversies happening recently in Canada. It was written for my politics class, but when I started working on it I realized that I wasn't producing or saying what I wanted to given the format of the rubric and guidelines and such, so I sat… Continue reading writing || The Postmodern Problem: A Critique of Postmodernism in Politics

academia, History, writing

writing || The Question of Government: The Case for Parliament

(Written last year, re-published here) Last year, we learned about World War 2 in my Canadian History class, and had an assignment to write an argumentative essay on a chosen topic. I chose one that was both interesting and could provide me with lots to learn from the experience: Compare the Canadian Parliamentary system and the… Continue reading writing || The Question of Government: The Case for Parliament

academia, History, writing

writing || Differences in Political Responses to the Great Depression and the Recession of 2008 in Canada

I wrote this essay for my history class a year ago in grade 10, back when we studied the 20th century. There were several prompts to choose from, and I ended up writing about the changes or improvements in the political responses towards the Great Depression as opposed to the more recent Recession of 2008. I… Continue reading writing || Differences in Political Responses to the Great Depression and the Recession of 2008 in Canada