Yes, it’s highly problematic that the Cons are slashing the availability of applications for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada:A little-known clause in instructions Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has issued to slash immigration applications fro…Continue reading
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- David Green nicely explains the basic choice to be made in determining what type of economy we want to pursue:(T)he basic tenet of the new policy regime – that any increase in wage costs kills jobs a…Continue reading
This and that for your Tuesday reading.- Ian Welsh serves up some tough commentary as to whether Canadian voters saddled with unrepresentative and downright destructive governments are merely getting what we deserve:(W)e have selected, to rule our soci…Continue reading
One of my personal favourite villains in political theory is the “utility monster”. In response to the utilitarian theory that we can simply sum up citizens’ preferences to determine what policies should be pursued, one of the most obvious counterargum…Continue reading
Greek Parliament, Syntagma Athens – by kouk News outlets around the world have focused heavily on the so-called Greek Sovereign debt crisis this week. The proposed solution–an IMF loan package requiring “austerity measures” and a fire-sale of public assets–has sparked massive unrest in the capital, where people from all walksContinue reading
Assorted content to start your week.- John Crocker points out that the need for secure and sufficient pensions is only made all the more obvious by the abject failure of policies intended to force Canadians to fend for themselves:According to Statistic…Continue reading
One of the main issues of contention in the debate over continued corporate tax slashing has been the question of what the business sector will do with more free money. And Erin’s post makes it clear just how much capacity has already been taken out of…Continue reading
Miscellaneous material for your weekend reading.- Janice Kennedy highlights the consequences of turning back the clock 80 years when it comes to collective bargaining rights:In the world of Stephen Harper and Co., big business rules. Period. The concep…Continue reading
Assorted content for your Canada Day reading.- Oh, how nice it would be to be able to take pride in Dan Gardner’s message about Canada’s true identity:The level of civility seen every day at fourway stops across Canada is unheard of in countries around…Continue reading
This and that for your Thursday reading.- Andrew Jackson points out and sums up a Statistics Canada study showing how much possible revenue is lost to the underground economy:Statscan have produced interesting and important new estimates of the upper b…Continue reading
The governments of Canada and the European Union are negotiating a treaty called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. They hope to sign it by the end of 2011. This treaty will take power from local governments in Canada and give it to large transnational corporations headquartered in Europe. These huge companies could take over […]Continue reading
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- Yes, plenty of attention is being paid to Canada’s weak ranking when it comes to innovation. But it’s well worth noting that the failure isn’t for lack of billions of dollars being tossed down a sinkho…Continue reading
You’ll probably want to watch this short ad about WikiLeaks. It’s “priceless”.
What Does it Cost to Change the World? from WikiLeaks on Vimeo.Continue reading
Boy, is it ever a good thing we have a stubborn, unaccountable majority government to help restore confidence in Canada’s economy.Continue reading
Sure, it might seem like reason for concern that it’s only the type of government spending which the Cons are determined to slash that allowed Canadians in general to somewhat avoid a significant economic collapse over the past few years:In 2009, avera…Continue reading
Yes, the spring session of Parliament has come to an end. But with much less news popping up on the political scene, I’ll take the opportunity to take a look back at the days I didn’t get to through my Parliament in Review posts – starting with Wednesd…Continue reading
Assorted content to start your week.- Following up on yesterday’s post, the Hill Times reports that even the first set of cuts from the Harper Cons’ majority looks to have a serious effect on our federal government’s ability to function for itself rath…Continue reading
Here, on how the Wall government’s economic strategy is resulting in Saskatchewan paying more to get less out of private-sector development.Continue reading
A new report by George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication shows that voters in America are concerned about global climate change, and would support…Continue reading
President Obama is warning of one if the debt ceiling is not lifted.
The American government will exceed its legislated debt ceiling of $14.3 trillion in August.
According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (yeah, they’re weenies and you’ll seldom hear me say anything good about them), our debt stands at $559 billion. That puts our national […]