• The myth of Harper’s job creation record

    Many of us are living paycheque to paycheque, saving little and ratcheting up debt. With close to 46, 000 Canadians getting pink slips in December, Canadians are getting the picture that the economy is not as rosy as the Harper government says it is. We have been fed the myth that our economy is not […]

  • The Great Divide

    With apologies to United States President Abraham Lincoln, an economy divided against itself cannot stand. Since the Great Recession there has been a seismic change in how our economy has benefited different classes of people. Before there was at least a sense that all levels of classes were moving forward. Not any more. While wages […]

  • Time for a raise for the working poor

    Poverty stunts economic growth, hits women and youth hardest. Even in hard times fairness is not a lot to ask. The success of efforts to increase the general minimum wage in Ontario (from $10.25 per hour to $11 this June) could signal a new day for decency in what has been for too long a […]