The Scott Ross: Understanding The Mechanics of Human Nature

In regards to defining who we are, for all the importance we place on immaterial feelings, it is ironic that what is thought to make us human is that what makes us the most mechanical. Just as hearing a small baby laugh makes us instantly smile, seeing a poor elderly widow cry makes us correspondingly ...

The Scott Ross: The National Concerns of Busting Unions & Health Care

Marking a complete reversal by the Conservatives in intergovernmental relations, on Friday the process of creating a new health agreement between the federal government and the provinces will be announced. This will be a dramatic change from the Conservatives’ position on health care made just months earlier when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told the provinces ...

The Scott Ross: BC Teachers On Strike Yet Still Teaching

This week Teachers in BC haven’t even been in the classroom, yet they’ve still managed to teach their students one of the most important things; how to take a stand. Critics will point out at how young people are already too self-assured and that they already have no respect for authority. Those curmudgeons are sure ...

The Scott Ross: The BC Teachers’ Regressive Labour Strike

In 2010 the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation declared its opposition to the HST because it was a regressive tax, affecting the poor and families more than the wealthy and corporations. Yesterday the BCTF went on strike and while the cost for childcare and sports programs is easily covered by rich families, the cost is a ...