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Politics and its Discontents: Can Stephen Harper Buy Your Conscience?

Stephen Harper offers so much to so few – tax cuts, increased Tax-Free Savings Accounts, income-splitting, to name but a few of his ‘gifts.’ His disingenuous rhetoric notwithstanding, however, Harper is really offering all kinds of bribes inducements for you to think only of yourself, and to ignore the niggling voice within telling you that . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Can Stephen Harper Buy Your Conscience?

Politics and its Discontents: Remembering The Harper Record

If the progressive community is to have any hope of ridding the country of the Harper scourge next election, it must be relentless in reminding as many people as possible of his sorry record.

While Harper is now desperately rebranding himself from the now-failed Oil Czar to Strong Leader Standing Against ISIS (even if . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Remembering The Harper Record

Politics and its Discontents: The Folly of Harper’s Economic Emphasis

While no reasonable person would suggest that Canada should immediately turn its back on it resources, the folly of self-described economist Stephen Harper is the undue weighting his regime has placed on that sector for fiscal health. Other countries have been looking toward the day when our dependence on fossil fuels will be diminished . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Folly of Harper’s Economic Emphasis

Politics and its Discontents: The Economy And The People

Several years ago, while he was still writing for Canada’s self-proclaimed ‘newspaper of record,’ Rick Salutin wrote a column entitled something like, The economy is doing fine, the people not so much. In it, he made some trenchant observations about how, over time, the well-being of the economy and the well-being of the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Economy And The People