Canada

Canada – HMCS Erebus? HMCS Terror?

I have heard a rumour that Great Britain has offered to sell the newly discovered Franklin Expedition wreck to Canada for $250 million. The British figured that they got $750 million for those four rust bucket submarines back in 1998 and thought Canada might jump at the chance to add a new, really, old frigate […]

Canada - What Do You Mean WE, Steve?

Canada – What Do You Mean WE, Steve?

  The tableau, of course, is cut with irony. First, there is the matter that Harper’s Conservatives have been relentless with their cuts to Parks Canada (who led the Victoria Strait Expedition), who have lost nearly 1,700 jobs since 2008, and to Libraries and Archives Canada, who have seen entire collections mothballed and access to archives […]

Canada - Has Canada Legislated A Cyprus-style Confiscation Of Deposits? The Infamous Bank Bail-In?

Canada – Has Canada Legislated A Cyprus-style Confiscation Of Deposits? The Infamous Bank Bail-In?

Even more troubling is that Canada has legislated an actual Cyprus-style confiscation of deposits in the event that Canadian banks deplete their capital. Now that I have your attention…. Moreover, Canada also has ZERO reserve requirements for its banks; this means that Canadian banks are not obliged to hold any of their customers’ deposits. So […]

Canada - Temporary Foreign Workers Program Rears Its Ugly Head Again

Canada – Temporary Foreign Workers Program Rears Its Ugly Head Again

This piece of shit program that outsources Canadian jobs right here in Canada just keeps getting worse and worse. Of course the Harper Government likes this because he is out to break Canadian unions. It makes it very easy when companies can bring in foreign workers whenever they want.  Don’t tell me Harper and his […]

Canada - Labour Day

Canada – Labour Day

With the Bombardier strike going on in Thunder Bay, I figured I’d post something about labour unions in Canada. Unions and corporations/companies both have to learn to live in the new economy. Both have to understand that they need each other. Union members need jobs and corporations need experienced workers that are going to stay […]

Canada - Why You Feel Like You Are Never Getting Ahead

Canada – Why You Feel Like You Are Never Getting Ahead

Lets do the math… Length – 30 years (1981 – 2011) Difference in Average Hourly Wage – $23.93 -$20.62 = $3.31 Average Annual Hourly Wage Increase – $3.31/30 = $0.11 Average Annual Wage Increase – 0.5% Average Annual Rate of Inflation- 2.97% ( Bank of Canada). I believe,  it is actually higher than that. So, […]

Canada - Fascism Anyone?

Canada – Fascism Anyone?

Ever wonder if your leader is a fascist? I ask myself that very question  about Prime Minister Stephan Harper on a daily basis. After reading this article dated from the spring of 2003, I have come to the conclusion that, yes, according to Britt’s  list of 14 fascist characteristics PM Harper is definitely a fascist. Its almost like Britt had […]

Canada - Corporate Hoarding In Canada

Canada – Corporate Hoarding In Canada

Another example of how the Canadian taxpayer is getting royally screwed. Governments are going into debt to try and kick start the economy.  A kick started economy that these cash rich corporations have decided to sit out.  The corporations realized a while ago  that they can make money without all that messy job creating. Who […]

Thunder Bay - Bombardier, CETA and the Harper Government

Thunder Bay – Bombardier, CETA and the Harper Government

I wonder if this strike here in Thunder Bay…. Has anything to do with this trade Agreement between Canada and The E.U….. Add in this counterpoint opinion piece from CUPE… Because the Canada-E.U. Trade agreement, according to the above opinion piece says this…. Under CETA, Canadian municipalities and provincial governments will sacrifice the right to […]

Canada - Who Knows What The Truth Really Is?

Canada – Who Knows What The Truth Really Is?

Yes, but what if the mistake was much smaller…say 30,000 instead of 42,000?  Would anyone care?  How big of a mistake is required before someone questions the results? What other mistakes have they made?  This could not have been the first mistake Statscan ever made. What if the mistake was made in the oppose direction? Statscan’s press […]