Canada

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 […]

Canada - Canada-EU Trade Deal Agreement Document Leaked

Canada – Canada-EU Trade Deal Agreement Document Leaked

The practice of Canadian municipalities “buying locally” will disappear with the signing of a Canada-EU free trade deal, and provincial development programs could go with them, according to a leaked EU document obtained by Montreal’s La Presse. German television website leaked document link here or ceta-dokument-101 Hurrah…Canadians going to get screwed….Hurrah    

Canada - Who Do The Ratings Agencies Work For?

Canada – Who Do The Ratings Agencies Work For?

Who do the ratings agencies work for? The banks. Who lends the province money? The banks. Who would lose money if Ontario cut back on spending and borrowed less money? The banks. In a global economy that is almost completely fueled by debt, would it make sense to tell one of your best sources of […]

Canada - Its All Bullshit

Canada – Its All Bullshit

Its really interesting that the article claims inflation is now at 2.4% while then quoting annual price hikes for meat, vegetables, gasoline, natural gas all much, much more than that. Then there are all the costs of local government such as property taxes and user fees going up by more than 2.4 %. Real inflation […]