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Productivity

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - Stephen Harper is leaving out the truly worrying aspect of our current status.  Canada is falling behind the US in productivity.  We are not seeing the investments we need (mostly should be coming...

Deficit

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - Now, Stephen Harper says that the plan to get out of deficit does not involve cuts.  A few days ago he said there would be $11 billion in cuts.  How can the two statements be true at the same time?

More on AG

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - The Auditor General is an Officer of Parliament.  Her reports and drafts are not shared with the government.  And you don't need an Auditor General report to know that washrooms and gazebos miles...

Replying to Ignattieff

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - Auditor General also said the quote released by the Harper government was an old quote with no relation to the Auditor General review of the G8.  The statements by John Baird suggesting they knew...

Corporate Taxes Redux

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - All economic data confirms that corporate tax cuts are a very poor way to increase employment.  As a recent study concluded "it's hard to find so expensive a program with so few tangible benefits as...

Corporate Taxes

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - How can he say there are no Corporate tax cuts in his budget.  This government has cut them steadily and plans to do so again from 16.5% this year to 15% next year.

Broadcast Consortium

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - The broadcast consortium has made an undemocratic decision to exclude the Green Party of Canada from the debates.  While there is no way to begin to repair the damage to democracy, to full and fair...

Fantastic tour and can’t wait to get home!

Monday, 11 Apr 2011 - I left Sidney on Wednesday for the first leg of the national leader’s tour (you remember, the one we aren’t having because we are only running in one riding. Stage direction: read with voice dripping...

National Tour

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2011 - I write this from the third leg of our national tour.  I left Saanich Gulf Islands by BC Ferry for the mainland, connecting by bus to Vancouver Airport.  I am now on Air Canada.  No...

The debate debacle

Saturday, 02 Apr 2011 - It is great to be recommended for endorsement by the website Catch 22.  But that’s not what this blog is about. This blog is about the media consortium. Catch 22 was a 1961 novel by Joseph Heller....