It is a sign of the times that in today’s political world, much of the focus is on rescuing the middle class. A generation earlier, the focus was on fighting poverty and improving life for those with the smallest share of the economic pie. But technology and globalization, along with the excessive power of financial capital, have changed all that.
At the same time, with limited real wage gains and high housing costs, Canadians are hard-pressed to set aside savings for their future retirement.
TORONTO—It’s natural enough that in an election year when the unemployment rate is at a record low that the Trudeau government should feel a little boastful—and hope voters will reward them.
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PIPSC president Debi Daviau says amount spent on outsourcing has increased ‘despite commitment by the government to reduce spending on external consultants to 2005 levels,’ at union’s annual general meeting.
The process of new MPs learning where their Ottawa offices will be will begin after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces who will be making up his re-jigged cabinet on Nov. 20, the government whip said last week.