But Canadians can only hope that the progressive sentiments being voiced in the United States spill over to our side of the border.
The ultimate power with respect to the laws of the land will reside in a more democratically-elected House of Commons, where it has always belonged.
What they require is a person with sound political judgment who can persuade the party to unite behind strategies that effectively challenge the government.
The stark reality, however, is that Canadian productivity has plummeted under the Harper government’s Conservatives, costing the Canadian economy billions of dollars.
The top one per cent did very well. Their median annual income rose from $191,600 in 1982 to $283,400 in 2010. The median income of the other 99 per cent of Canadians went from $28,000 to $28,400.
New data provides full story on income gap in Canada.
More immigrants and more Canadians from other provinces head to Western Canada in search of jobs and opportunities.
The most transformational changes happened in three key portfolios that will dominate the political scene in the months ahead—Finance, Education, and Energy.
On April 1, Yukon residents will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of devolution, the process where the territory started down the road of self-determination.
Instead of focusing on the floating majority of Quebec seats, which left the Liberals in 1980 and moved to Brian Mulroney before going to the Bloc and then the NDP, he quotes polls a month or two old. From this thorough foundation, he summons the gall to say Jack Layton ‘hadn’t really earned’ the NDP breakthrough.
It would do far more to reduce crime, danger, health problems, and cost, than anything anyone in the government has ever proposed. It would also reduce alcohol, hard drug, and pharmaceutical consumption, not to mention, drunk driving, and the associated costs and troubles that go with them.
Our federal fiscal managers need to pay closer attention to what’s happening in our oceans, and factor in the increasing pressures.
By doing better business together, we can raise everyone’s game.
After transforming the country in the post-war years into a modest social democracy without ever coming to power, the NDP’s false dream of actually coming to power threatens to wipe out its legacy. If that isn’t irony, I don’t know what would qualify.
The single, most effective step for the government to take is to expand the capital gains tax exemption to include gifts of private company shares and real estate. Removing this barrier to charitable giving would unlock more private wealth for public good.
Canadians consume extremely high levels of sodium, well above other countries. And this is costing us, both in our health and in our pocket book. Over-consumption of sodium is a major issue in Canada, and is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease in Canada.