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Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.- Alan Freeman notes that the Libs’ aversion to raising public revenue may lock in some of the Cons’ most damaging actions:With the new Liberal government facing fierce economic headwinds — plus a billion-dollar… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– Scott Clark and Peter DeVries remind us that any fiscal problems Canada has faced under the Cons have been entirely of Stephen Harper’s making: Harper needed a deficit problem; the fact that the previous government neglected to leave him one was just a short-term inconvenience. From the very . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Fool me twice

Andrew Coyne has a suggestion as to how the Cons might extort some increased adherence to free-market fundamentalism from the provinces: It’s the balance between spending and revenues, not just the totals, that matters. The federal government, as the PBO numbers show, will have substantial fiscal “room,” revenues in excess of what it needs to . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Fool me twice

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: The Real Price We Pay for Fossil Fuel Energy

Did you know our government spend money subsidizing fossil fuel energy to keep prices artificially low? A new International Monetary Fund study uncovers just how much these subsidies are and urge our governments to stop these market distortion practices. I calculate the real price we pay for fossil fuel energy and the results are astonishing.

. . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: The Real Price We Pay for Fossil Fuel Energy

The Scott Ross: Conservative Canada Is Closer To Crisis

Referenced IMF data can be found here   Canada’s increasing Debt-to-GDP ratio is a problem no one is talking about. While the country’s gross government debt (which includes all levels of government) is large, it is rising faster than our … . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Conservative Canada Is Closer To Crisis

The Scott Ross: Conservatives Can’t Avoid Social Responsibility

There is no stronger conservative principle than personal responsibility, however this Conservative government has shown that when people are only responsible to themselves, social well-being suffers, eventually including the well-being of Conservatives.

This apparent contradiction is obvious in that though Conservatives believe in personal responsibility, they also claim the largest government deficits in Canadian history . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Conservatives Can’t Avoid Social Responsibility

The Scott Ross: How Reducing The GST Increased Your Debt

With declining productivity, higher unemployment, and deficit after deficit, it should be obvious the Canadian government would do anything to strengthen the economy, however it is not so obvious what that same government has done to weaken it.

In a 2008 report it was predicted that the Conservative government in lowering the GST from 7% . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: How Reducing The GST Increased Your Debt

The Scott Ross: Opposing Supply Management & Economic Principles

While supply management is bad for our economy, the discussion around it has at least managed to supply how the majority who oppose it are intellectually dishonest.

For the Conservatives, libertarians, Liberals, and the like who are now so vocal in their opposition to supply management, a relatively minor economic program, one must wonder where . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Opposing Supply Management & Economic Principles

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Afternoon Links

Assorted content to close out your weekend.

– Erica Alini points out that the effect of the Cons’ lobbying on behalf of the tar sands has been solely to make sure that the absolute worst polluters force the public to pay the cost of their activities, as anybody actually operating cleanly in the oil sands . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Afternoon Links

Railroaded by Metrolinx: No Heat for You!

This is a video I shot, and produced, with Cheryl McNamara (writer), Jane Moffat (director), and Evan Moir (editor). To vote for us, link to the People for Corporate Tax Cuts contest at http://www.peopleforcorporatetaxcuts.ca All proceeds will go to the Citizens’ Climate Lobby to help us advocate for the clean energy sector, and end . . . → Read More: Railroaded by Metrolinx: No Heat for You!

Railroaded by Metrolinx: No Heat for You!

This is a video I shot, and produced, with Cheryl McNamara (writer), Jane Moffat (director), and Evan Moir (editor). To vote for us, link to the People for Corporate Tax Cuts contest at http://www.peopleforcorporatetaxcuts.ca All proceeds will go to t… . . . → Read More: Railroaded by Metrolinx: No Heat for You!