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Ironically, economy may turn out to be one of Harper government’s biggest failures

But the secret truth of this recession is that Ottawa hasn’t had much to do with Canada’s relatively good fortune. Rather it has been our natural resources that—up to this point—have pulled us through.

Photograph courtesy of the Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on July 15, 2013, at Rideau Hall with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Employment Development Minister Jason Kenney Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel, and his Cabinet. Thomas Walkom says the Harper government’s free-market solution has been to erode wages and import cheap temporary foreign labour, all the while allowing Canadian firms to outsource good jobs overseas.

 

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Ironically, economy may turn out to be one of Harper government’s biggest failures

But the secret truth of this recession is that Ottawa hasn’t had much to do with Canada’s relatively good fortune. Rather it has been our natural resources that—up to this point—have pulled us through.

Photograph courtesy of the Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on July 15, 2013, at Rideau Hall with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Employment Development Minister Jason Kenney Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel, and his Cabinet. Thomas Walkom says the Harper government’s free-market solution has been to erode wages and import cheap temporary foreign labour, all the while allowing Canadian firms to outsource good jobs overseas.

 

  

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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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