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When Government Gets Too Big

This page is under construction, but it might be the most important information on this site. As government grows, it increasingly exists for the sole purpose of controlling everything in society. We plan to collect some of the more outrageous examples of government overreach from the stupid little rules on free enterprise to the restrictions on your free speech.

Bill C-10
Coming soon to a country near you

Bill C-36

Coming soon to a country near you

 

Lock It All Down -- Except for the Exemptions

Already devastated a country near you ​

Health Canada has the power to regulate garage sales to ensure used electronics sold include a consumer safety guide. This in the Harper government's Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. Do you even still have the manual from that digital camera you bought five years ago? If not you better not list it on Kijiji!
One wonders how many pages long the regulations on booze sales are? One grocery store will be licensed to sell any type of wine. Another will be licensed to sell local wines. Some might be licensed to sell beer, or some brands of beer. Others will not be licensed to sell any wines or beer. 

None will be licensed to sell any hard liquor. The government-owned store will be licensed to sell all kinds of alcohol as well as beer in specified small quantities and with a restricted choice. Opening hours are specified, locations are restricted, prices are regulated.

Can't I please have my steak cooked the way I want? Yes, in every single country in the world, but not in Canada. Oh, and you can't have good cheese that hasn't been turned into tasteless rubber to meet government 'safety' requirements.