Economics of Local Food

Ontario is home to some of the lushest farmland in Canada. Yet, even when local produce is in season, imported tomatoes and cucumbers dominate store shelves. Nationally, we import over 50 per cent of our vegetables and 95 percent of our fruit.  How can locally grown food become more accessible and affordable?

Join us Monday September 19th at the Madison Pub for a talk about the economics of local eating, featuring farmer’s market Manager Cookie Roscoe and Carolyn Young, Program Coordinator at Sustain Ontario.

 

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Why Should I Care About the Sharing Economy?

The rapid rise of the “sharing economy” (services like Uber, Airbnb) is revolutionizing the way we satisfy our daily needs and completely transforming traditional markets. With customers happily pocketing savings, policy makers are having to respond to these changes. The discussion has slowly shifted from “should we ban Uber?” to “how should we regulate the sharing economy?”

Join us WSIC Uptown on November 11th as we welcome four special guests to share their opinions on the implications of the sharing economy and suggest how policy makers should respond to this economic …

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Pros and Cons of a Casino in Toronto

Pros and Cons of a Casino in Toronto

There was a large and lively crowd on Monday to hear a strong discussion about the Toronto Casino proposal.

Rosario Marchese, MPP of Trinity-Spadina (a downtown riding often proposed as a location for the casino), started the evening off with some arguments against a putting a casino so close to residential neighbourhoods.  Residents of Liberty Village are worried that a casino at the Ex would “suck the life out” of the area.  While Casinos themselves are often vibrant, businesses around them do not remain so.  Over …

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Trinity-Spadina All Candidates Debate

On Monday August 29th, join Tim Grant, Rosario Marchese, Sarah Thomson, and Mike Yen for a discussion about the issues surrounding the upcoming election. We will be meeting at the DUKE OF YORK PUB on 39 PRINCE ARTHUR AVE

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