Jim Flaherty hosted the G7 finance ministers in Iqaluit, but Canadians got little sense of something else he was up to: obstructing worldwide momentum for a tax on financial speculation.
Since the global economic crash in the autumn of 2008, Canadians have been jolted by reports about where we are headed that are by turns pessimistic and optimistic.
Dec 4, 2009
Trinity Community Recreation Centre
155 Crawford StToronto , ON
Canada43° 38' 47.8356" N, 79° 24' 56.4984" W
MPP Rosario Marchese is hosting a community information session on the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).
It's a perilous road ahead with regard to Nova Scotia's financial and economic condition, but at least we're on it. That's progress.
British Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown has come out in favour of a global financial transactions tax.The tax is opposed by the U.S. Treasury, and the Canadian Finance Minister James Flaherty.
No one questions the zeal of Canadian authorities in ensuring that ordinary folks pay every cent of their taxes. Yet the government doesn't appear to be equally zealous when it comes to the rich.
The $50 billion shortfall is a godsend for neo-cons like Jim Flaherty: a useful crisis that will provide the rationale for huge spending cuts.
We need more than financial stability. We need an ethical financial sector whose commitment to shared prosperity equals its desire for stability.
The old-style auto industry is on a highway to hell, and it's taking us down with it, one way or another.
Taxpayers' bailout money for AIG bonuses has rightfully provoked a massive backlash against AIG, Wall Street, President Barack Obama and his economic advisers.