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The Disaffected Lib: You’ll Pay For Climate Change One Way or The Other.

One thing climate change will probably bring you is higher insurance premiums. Last year Canadian insurers forked over $3.2-billion in payouts, a record.  For the first time, flooding-related claims exceeded fire losses.

Calgary flooding losses hit $1.7-billion.  Toronto’s flooding set an Ontario record of $940-million.

Insurance companies aren’t in the business of paying out more . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: You’ll Pay For Climate Change One Way or The Other.

350 or bust: Climate Denial Is Not Affordable

While dirty energy continues to rake in record profits, the rest of us are going to be paying a higher and higher price for our governments’ inaction on climate change. Up here in Canada recently we’ve had the worst flooding on record in both Calgary and Toronto. And in Colorado the Black Forest wildfire has . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate Denial Is Not Affordable

The Scott Ross: Why Health Care Should Be Privatized

It would be a risky claim to suggest health care should be privatized while education, from preschool to post-secondary, should be fully publicly provided, but considering the importance of education, what’s really risky is that currently we have it the other way around.

To compare the importance of health care and education, ask yourself, . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Why Health Care Should Be Privatized

Environmental Law Alert Blog: The case of the tankers and the missing insurance money

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand its oil pipeline from Alberta’s Tarsands to Burnaby will dramatically increase the number of oil tankers passing through the Salish Sea, and increase the likelihood of a spill.  But if and when there is a spill, the insurance funds available – $1.34 Billion . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: The case of the tankers and the missing insurance money

The Scott Ross: EI Isn’t Perfect & That’s Why Reforms Are Wrong

Employment Insurance isn’t perfect, and that’s why the Conservative reforms are wrong.

EI’s very purpose is to give money to people without jobs, it is a program that gives the unemployed incentive not to find work. The only reform that will ever fix that is getting rid of EI, anything else is just increasing government’s . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: EI Isn’t Perfect & That’s Why Reforms Are Wrong

The Disaffected Lib: Of June and High Water

British homeowners have been told they’ll have to fend for themselves come June when their government’s agreement with Brit insurers for provision of flood coverage lapses.

Insurers are reacting to what they consider a refusal by the austerity-obsessed Cameron government to honour its obligations to improve flood defences.

The agreement, known as the Statement . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Of June and High Water

Left Over: Limbaugh- America’s Sweetheart

All over Canada and I suspect in the US as well, there has been much talk and speechifying about bullies….

Limbaugh has just said some unforgivably stupid and ugly things about a legal student who spoke at a hearing on insurance coverage through the workplace for birth control…but I didn’t even raise an eyebrow..this sort . . . → Read More: Left Over: Limbaugh- America’s Sweetheart