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Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving

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I shouldn’t have to open this post with I’m sorry for Flaherty’s family’s loss. That is a given.  In fact, I can empathize. I have lost people recently.  I really hope Flaherty’s family finds the strength to continue with their lives.  It’s one reason why I haven’t really spoken of it on Thursday . . . → Read More: Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving

Jason Kenney Gets His Job Data From Kijiji — Myths Regarding Labour & Skills Shortages Debunked

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Boys n girls,  very recently, data from Stats Can and the Parliamentary Budget Office have been debunking the Harpercon propaganda regarding so-called “skills shortages”; sounding off on a supposed future “labour shortage”. It’s about time. Jason Kenney was recently skewered after going on Power Play with Don Martin, singing the praises of Kijiji. . . . → Read More: Jason Kenney Gets His Job Data From Kijiji — Myths Regarding Labour & Skills Shortages Debunked

Harpercon Cheerleaders! Why do you Demand more Accountability from First Nations and Unions but Not From Your own Government?

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Boys ‘n’ girls, as of now, Employment Insurance will be next to impossible to receive, but, of course, not only are we all still obligated to contribute to the EI fund, but our preniums are going up.  How is that fair??  Hey, Harpercon cheerleaders! Time to wake ‘n’ bake, how come you don’t . . . → Read More: Harpercon Cheerleaders! Why do you Demand more Accountability from First Nations and Unions but Not From Your own Government?

Harpercons Pay Private Firm 90,000$ Per Day To, Well, Find Ways To Find Cuts

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Yes, boys ‘n’ girls, put this one under the file of if this weren’t so sad and dire for Canadians, it might actually be rip roaringly hilarious. Stevie Spiteful and Deficit Jimbo are actually going to pay the firm, Deloitte, 19.8 million smackers or 90,000$ per day until about March 31 to help . . . → Read More: Harpercons Pay Private Firm 90,000$ Per Day To, Well, Find Ways To Find Cuts

Let’s Not Let Flaherty Off The Hook

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With the recent Cabinet shuffle, the Christmas break and a budget coming, it might be easy for us on the left to forget about some important messaging we should be using to attack the Conservatives, and more specifically, Jim Flaherty. I was listening to Power and Politics from last week and listened to . . . → Read More: Let’s Not Let Flaherty Off The Hook

Nothing sacred after Harper-Flaherty attack on the CPP

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From the Catch 22 Harper Conservatives, this.

The Harperites saved their best kick in the gut for Canadians this year ‘till the last month of the year.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty lied and stickhandled his way to another victory for the neo-Conservatives who run the country by undermining and betraying . . . → Read More: Nothing sacred after Harper-Flaherty attack on the CPP

Deficit Jimbo Now Considers Privatizing Pensions — Another Harpercon Following the Worst Examples

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Indeed, he is entertaining the very idea of privatizing all that fun retirement stuff.  

The plan would be administered by regulated private-sector institutions, according to the policy draft.

The focus on a new private-sector fund is only one of two options that a majority of the finance ministers agreed to when they last . . . → Read More: Deficit Jimbo Now Considers Privatizing Pensions — Another Harpercon Following the Worst Examples

New Budget–No Poison Pills–For Now

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Ricky P is on CJAD live discussing the budget just handed down.  CJAD morning show’s Andrew Carter will be talking to Jimbo Flaherty, hisself!

Like the the Throne speech last night, this budget has no surprises. Not even a poison pill…this time around.

I was kind of expecting Flaherty to bring back that . . . → Read More: New Budget–No Poison Pills–For Now

Now Social Media is Acceptable?

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Yes, it seems that the federal budget and particulars will bet ‘tweeted’. Here is the twitter account in question. Already boasts 367 followers.  Tweets in real time will be complete with links to supporting documents and such.

“Our Government wants to reach out to inform Canadians of actions we are taking to support . . . → Read More: Now Social Media is Acceptable?

Wanna Scare Away Some Europeans?

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I first saw this story over at the Jurist’s where they just cracked a joke at the expense of Adrian McNair’s lastest National Posties’ Column.  Actually, after having read it, one can think of numerous jokes at its’ expense.

Basically, McNair goes off wondering how the G7 bankers can be so rude as . . . → Read More: Wanna Scare Away Some Europeans?