Montreal Simon: The Con’s Porky Action Plan Finally Bites the Dust

For what seemed like forever, they were the ads we couldn't get away from. The Con's porky Economic Action Plan ads coming at us from every direction twenty-four seven.Trying to brainwash us into believing that the Cons knew what they were doing. And that Stephen Harper was a Great Economist Leader.They were irritating, they were maddening, it ...

The Canadian Progressive: Wasteful taxpayer-funded propaganda must stop, Harper told

Independent watchdog Democracy Watch calls on the Auditor General to audit the Conservatives ads, and on Harper to stop the taxpayer-funded propaganda. The post Wasteful taxpayer-funded propaganda must stop, Harper told appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Ranting Canadian: There has been a lot of talk in the Canadian mainstream media…

There has been a lot of talk in the Canadian mainstream media and from the mainstream Canadian political parties about the middle class, but almost no discussion of the working class. Even the (slightly) left-of-centre New Democratic Party (NDP) keeps using the buzzwords “middle-class families” instead of “workers” or “working-class people”. I understand they do ...

Political Eh-conomy: Another (budget) day, another dollar (cut): Canada’s slow-motion austerity

Yesterday’s federal budget was a non-event. Indeed, the no-surprises budget was itself no surprise: the Conservatives have long done their fiscal policy dirty work in omnibus bills and other dark corners scattered throughout the legislature, Crown corporations and federal agencies. This leaves the media circus of budget day a very stereotypically Canadian mix of polite ...

The Ranting Canadian: Crappy New Year 2014: Canada’s economy in the shitter Yes,…

Crappy New Year 2014: Canada’s economy in the shitter Yes, it’s the economy, stupid! As of January 2014, the Canadian economy continues to be shite, swirling down the toilet. The Harper Conservatives are flushing our country down the drain. When I say “the economy”, I mean the real, boots-on-the-street, money-in-your-pocket economy, job market and standard ...

The Ranting Canadian: Whenever a new study or article comes out proving that the…

Whenever a new study or article comes out proving that the Canadian job market, compensation packages and standard of living are dwindling for most workers — especially young Canadians — the knee-jerk response from right-wing reactionaries is to sputter: ” Move to Alberta!” or  “Go into the trades!” or “Go into the trades in Alberta!” ...

The Ranting Canadian: RBC declares war against Canadian workers

RBC declares war against Canadian workers: Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is firing dozens of its employees in Canada and replacing them with lower-paid temporary foreign workers. RBC is forcing their soon-to-be-unemployed Canadian employees to train their own replacements. RBC made $7.5 billion in profits in 2012. Also about a year ago, they increased their ...

The Ranting Canadian: Here are some unintentionally hilarious excerpts from an old interview with Jim Flaherty,…

Here are some unintentionally hilarious excerpts from an old interview with Jim Flaherty, Canada’s worst finance minister. The article was published by the pro-Conservative (and plagiarism-tolerant) Globe and Mail. It was the height of Trudeaumania, and the Flaherty clan was right in the middle of it. But over the following decade, as the hockey-mad undergrad ...

The Ranting Canadian: Jim Flaherty, the most incompetent finance minister in Canadian…

Jim Flaherty, the most incompetent finance minister in Canadian history, released his pathetic 2013 budget on March 21 and almost immediately snuck off to Hong Kong, en route to Thailand. He only stopped in Vancouver along the way – to give a scripted speech to an exclusive audience of Conservative-friendly corporate insiders. He won’t be ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canadians growing weary of Harper’s “Economic Action Plan” propaganda

“Canadians may be growing weary of — even hostile to — all those Economic Action Plan ads the Harper government has been pumping out for the last four years.” By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 18, 2013: Canadians are growing increasingly weary of — even hostile to — Stephen Harper’s ”Economic Action Plan” “1984″-style propaganda, with which they’ve been ...

The Ranting Canadian: Parody of the Conservative Economic Ad Scam, by This Hour Has 22…

Parody of the Conservative Economic Ad Scam, by This Hour Has 22 Minutes. The real Economic Action Plan ads and website are pure partisan (and pro-oilsands industry) propaganda, under a thin guise of providing relevant information to the public. The government ad campaign funnels millions of dollars of stimulus funding to advertising companies owned and ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: This is not my Canada; This is not my Media

There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government, class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest.Paul Craig RobertsGood-Bye: Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It At the end ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: This is not my Canada; This is not my Media

There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government, class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest.Paul Craig RobertsGood-Bye: Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It At the end ...