chris902 
Member since Mar 29, 2009

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Re: “More coffee more problems at
Smiling Goat

Actually, yes. According to their collective agreement they are legally owed a health plan.

If he didn't want to provide a health plan to his employees then he should not have bought two coffee shops where the employees had an existing collective agreement that said that the employer owes them a health plan.

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Posted by chris902 on 03/24/2018 at 10:13 PM

Re: “We will have another Westray

Anonymous poster who we're supposed to trust is in fact a registered safety professional but is probably BroTim or CityMouse ,

I generally try to avoid responding to comments but two things worth noting since you're attempting to argue about numbers:

1) There are 17 linked references in this story. I write with the assumption that people will read the links because they're interesting and provide context. My bad. If you clicked on the one about safety in union mines vs. non-union mines you'd note that my claim that union mines are safer is based on academic research that suggests traumatic injuries and fatalities are dramatically decreased in unionized coal mines when compared to non-union mines (13-30% for traumatic injuries, 28-83% for fatalities) and that the data on minor injury reporting suggests that unionizing mines increases the likelyhood of safety issues being reported.

2) About 900 Canadians die on the job each year. Since 2004 when Bill C-45/the "Westray Law" exactly four people have been convicted and of those four convictions only one resulted in jail time.

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Posted by chris902 on 05/11/2017 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Trumpism can take root in Canada, but not if we fight back

I have vowed to always ignore Coast comments but Sheeana_Brugh is making valid arguments - they're just not arguments against anything I wrote or believe.

Hit me up on facebook or twitter (or sign your real name so I can get in touch with you) and I am happy to discuss it.

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Posted by chris902 on 01/26/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Little India’s big plans

A dosa truck in the summer would be amazing.

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Posted by chris902 on 01/12/2017 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Not-so-friendly rivalries

Only real attack on Uteck is when she tried to make the hashtag "#wrongwaye" a thing and then a bunch of people made fun of her about it on twitter. Is this her example of Mason supporters being negative and her being positive? Because if so that strikes me as kind of proving the opposite....

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Posted by chris902 on 10/07/2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Halifax as Narnia:
The existential fantasy of our seaside city

This is actual nonsense.

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Posted by chris902 on 05/16/2016 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Who’s coming to the new Halifax Convention Centre?

"International women barbershop singers Harmony Inc." I can't believe this is a real thing.

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Posted by chris902 on 07/09/2015 at 1:35 PM

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Re: “One Block Barbershop

I normally go to old-school barber shops but I haven't found one I liked in Halifax, so I decided to give One Block a shot when it opened and I was super happy with that decision. It's more expensive than an old-man barber shop ($30 before tax for a men's cut) but a bit less than what you'd pay at a lot of other "salons" in the city. The owner was friendly and welcoming without being unprofessional or intrusive and provided a ton of info and advice about my hair that I never wanted to ask (or knew I should ask) without making me feel like I was being criticized or lectured to. The space was modern, bright and welcoming without feeling like the designer was trying to hard. The haircut itself was the best I've ever had. This is going to be my new go-to spot to get a haircut.

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Posted by chris902 on 01/21/2012 at 4:07 PM

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