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Recently, a scandal involving the moving expenses of two of Prime Minister Trudeau's most trusted inner circle surfaced. It cost taxpayers $200,000 to move these two staffers 500 kilometers up the 401. It reminds me of when I helped former deputy speaker Joe Comartin move out of his apartment in Ottawa.
[Obama] argued that globalization was eroding workers' rights and concentrating economic benefits at the top, that it is now harder for people to pull themselves out of poverty. In the same breath, he flogs the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Come again?
You needed an income of $222,000 to be one of Canada’s top one per cent of earners in 2013, Statistics Canada says in a new
Canada’s top one per cent of earners took home 10.6 per cent of all income in the country in 2011, while the top half of
Albertans wondering where the country's top one per cent live don't have to look far. Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and British
The gap between Canada’s wealthiest earners and everyone else has been growing steadily over the past three decades, Statistics
Grumpy and worried though Americans may be, they can take some comfort from the fact that unlike in China, 60 per cent of the wealthy do not want to emigrate, and unlike Russia according to recent polls, nor do about 40 per cent of their whole population.
In a recent poll Canadians cited the economy as their most pressing concern. There is mounting evidence a green economy would deliver greater economic growth and more jobs compared with continuing with business as usual. The green economy isn't just better for the environment; it's a better economy.
There could be some good aspects of the CETA arrangement, but its negative effects could be so profound. In the rush to bring in foreign investment we could easily be paving the way for the Caterpillars of the world to take away whatever little self-direction is left for our communities.