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Canada Job Grant

deal has been reached which excludes Quebec which makes up 21.7% of CANADA’s population. The Conservative deadline of April 1 has been moved to July 1. The Cons have spent $ 2.5 million on advertising this program that still does not exist and was a centre piece of the 2013 Budget… http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-job-grant-deal-reached-with-all-provinces-except-quebec-1.2553922 ... Read More »

G20 Finance Ministers

met in Brisbane, Australia to talk about the slow World Economy. It returns to another English speaking country for the 9th edition for the leaders in November 2014… http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/g20-vows-to-boost-world-economy-by-2-trillion-1.2548082  ... Read More »

Three Amigos Summit

consist of the leaders of the U$ , Mexico & Canada. On the 20th year of the NAFTA, there are still disagreements about resources. The Keystone XL pipeline has now encountered a stoppage in Nebraska as 3 farmers were able to mount a successful legal challenge to the Governor who rammed through the approval with out following regular process. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/obama-makes-no-promi... Read More »

Conservatives smear former Canadian General

Andrew Leslie who served the country 35 years. He moved 18 times and as recently as 2011. Now 3 years later the Cons are going after him because he is an advisor to Justin Trudeau and may run in the Ottawa riding of Orleans for the Liberals currently held by a Con… http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/former-general-andrew-leslie-accuses-tories-of-smear-over-moving-expenses-1.2539826  ... Read More »

Income Splitting mostly benefits

couples where there is one high earning breadwinner while the other stays at home taking care of children under 18. This does not help 86% but brings on average $ 1,300 to 1.8 million of CANADA’s 12.8 million families… http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/income-splitting-aids-wealthiest-families-most-says-study-1.2513255  ... Read More »

Cons propose balanced budget

may just be tweaked to appear in time for the 2015 Federal Election. The budget does not do enough to help young people find meaningful work which would grow the economy! The budget does not do very much for students and short changes Ontario to the tune of $ 641 million… http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/02/11/jim_flaherty_wins_gold_medal_for_illusion_in_federal_budget_tim_harper.html... Read More »

Cons budget to hide real defence costs

as the Harper Gov’t delays many major military purchases after 2015. So that they can market that they balanced the federal budget in the 2015/16 year which happens to be an election year to pretend that they are great at it. The truth is that they inherited  a $ 13 billion surplus in 2006 and have gone into deficit for several years… http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/02/... Read More »

Conservative’s Electoral Reforms

are the opposite of a Fair Election in that it disenfranchises more voters! Vouching was used at least 100,000 times to allow let’s say a spouse vote who didn’t bring the proper ID because of confusion. The current and former electoral officers don’t like it! Also it takes away some of there powers which were used to investigate Conservative violations during the past few electi... Read More »

Janet Yellen sworn in

as the first female Fed Chairman for the Reserve that is privately owned and appears to be public because the President appoints that person. The markets fell in New York and Toronto as we move to “tappering” http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/janet-yellen-sworn-in-as-fed-chair-1.2521539  ... Read More »

Day against the TPP, 12:30 event below

Jan 31, 2014 – Day of Action against the TPP When: Friday, January 31, 2014 Where: Across North America No more NAFTA — 20 Years is Enough! This is a call to action for communities throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States to join together on January 31, 2014, and say “ENOUGH!” to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and oth... Read More »

Federal Budget drops early

on February 11 to coincide with the Winter Olympics to fly under the wire! Usually the budget is released in late February OR March. The Cons have been running Deficits since 2008 and claim that “they will balance the budget by 2015″ but won’t until 2016! As the Cons enter their 9th year of governance in February, they will have run $ 170 billion in deficits plus interest… ... Read More »

World Economic Forum

that went underway in Davos, Switzerland this week expects larger economic growth in 2014. For some reason, Alberta will be hosting an Energy event in April 24-25… http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/world-economic-forum-to-be-hosted-in-lake-louise-1.2505605  ... Read More »

Harper visits Israel in a love in

with photo ops and a speech to the Knesset lawmakers to show some Canadian voters to secure 10 ridings that support Zionism! He has implied that critizm of Israel is “Anti-semetic” and has reduced the amount of aid to the Palestinian territories that are occupied and colonized in part by Europeans… http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2014/01/20/stephen_harpers_mideast_trip... Read More »

Conservative staffer gets immunity

from prosecution. Which means he will probably be the fall guy for the party even though there were irregularities in close to 200 riding which ultimately made the difference between a majority and a likely minority government… http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/robocalls-immunity-deal-struck-with-ex-tory-worker-andrew-prescott-1.2497625  ... Read More »

Neil Young

was in Toronto at Massey Hall. He will hold 4 concerts to raise money to oppose the Dirty Tar Sands,  Harper and the Cons… http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/neil-young-responds-to-pmo-s-defence-of-oilsands-1.2494950  ... Read More »

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