The consumer price index reveals that Canadians are paying higher prices today than a year ago, with significant increases in food (up 4.8%), shelter (up 1.5%) and gasoline (up 13.5%).
Yet wages have only increased .08% We are not keeping pace.
The Harper government can’t blame this on the global crisis because similar increases were reported . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Life Getting Tough in Harperland
I can understand now why Stephen Harper claims to only watch American news. How else can his government follow the trends, though the GOP are lagging?
Jim Flaherty announced an increase in payroll taxes ages ago.
The parties who claim to support lower taxes are instead increasing them, though only for those lucky enough . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Jim Flaherty Joins the GOP in Bid to Stick it to Workers
High profile Scotland Yard officers have been forced to resign over the Rupert Murdoch scandal and the whistle blower is dead.An investigation is underway in Canada involving Fox News North/Sun Media and how THEY obtained a police file on Jack Layton a… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Could the Right-Wing Threat Get Any Worse?
Ater invading Poland …. Oops! Wrong dicatator.After putting our soldiers in the most dangerous places in Afghanistan (A Soldier First, Rick Hillier) and blasting Libya back to the stone age, the Harperites are ready to flex their muscles with Russia… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Is Harper Planning to Wage War on Russia?
Fox News North is in a right flap over Canada’s participation in the Flotilla to Gaza, to deliver badly needed humanitarian aid.Conservative columnist John Robson claims they are acting like children, and Brian Lilley says that because there is an obes… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Flotilla to Gaza Has Fox News North in a Flap
Chris Selley writes a column for the National Post this week about mandatory life jackets, coming soon to a lake near you.He brings up a story in the Toronto Star two years ago, suggesting that mandatory life jackets might not be a bad thing, given the… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: It’s Not About the Life Jackets Dammit
It is becoming increasingly evident that the so-called “Economic Crisis” was carefully engineered to force governments to tear down their welfare states.The 153.6 million fine for JP Morgan is a drop in the bucket, when we look at the billions of dolla… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: JP Morgan Fined $153.6M For Doing God’s Work
Rhys Kesselman, Canada Research Chair in Public Finance and a professor at Simon Fraser University’s School of Public Policy, has an op-ed in the Globe and Mail discussing the Harper government’s new tax policies, clearly designed to benefit the high… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: So Who’s the Elitist Now?
The Harperites have decided to cancel the debate that usually follows the throne speech. I mean what’s the point?Unless we’re going to have legitimate, well researched questions from the opposition, it will just be more noise. They claim that “The gove… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Harper Dispenses With Throne Speech Debate. Why Not Just Cancel Debate Altogether?