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December 8, 2014 |
Even the seemingly small step of allowing four new private liquor stores to open will mean lost revenue of approximately $3.5-$7.5 million each year.

Not Rex: The big con of Harper's public service ads

The Harper government has spent over half a billion dollars on public service ads!

Wait, the Harper government doesn't believe in public service. What gives?

December 3, 2014 |
A child care centre in Ottawa declared bankruptcy on Friday, unable to cope with financial problems that started when the federal government unilaterally cancelled its rent subsidy.
Steve West
| December 2, 2014
November 24, 2014 |
Nova Scotia could be facing significant reductions in the number and range of public services and affordability of essential goods and services.
Photo: Book_Maiden/flickr
| November 20, 2014
November 17, 2014 |
Universal child care is the pre-condition for gender equality and a public good, much like public health care and education.
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What do you think of the Harper government's fiscal update?

It's that time again: federal fiscal update time.

The Harper government is announcing a surplus for the first time in seven years. Notably though, it was projected to be upwards of $7 billion, and will actually only be $2 billion. Other than that, not much else was announced.

So, what do you think of the Harper government's fiscal update?

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November 14, 2014 |
While Canada spends less than most industrialized nations on child care, parents in Canada are among the most likely to be employed.

Privatization: Stealing from the public since 1980

Photo: Rob Swatski/flickr
In the 1980s governments began selling off public assets to private corporations, in a practice called privatization. It should have been called theft, since it amounted to stealing from the public.

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