Demand side Economics
Why not articulate the refocussing of economics in Canada on switching from supply side economics to demand side?
The pushing of the cost of running a civilized society on to individuals is one of the main reaons for the lack of any recovery. Individuals have been squeezed so hard that they lack the ability to make any real choices in their consumption. They are forced to spend a large portion of their incomes on pure survival. While those with some left have to make choices between saving for retirement or their child's future education costs. This leaves little room for choice, discretionary spending or emergency savings.
Meanwhile supply side economics has lead to an oversupply in most markets causing job losses and further compounding individuals ability to make purchases beyond those needed to survive. Why aren't progressives calling for a reduction on the burden to individuals and stimulus for individuals, not large projects that just further enrich those that are already wealthy.
The Conservatives keep pushing their failed economic ideology with out any clear opposition to their plans. A small increase in taxes on the uber-rich and corporations will not stem this tide. There needs to be larger changes, reducing the load on people while increasing it on others. Shift the costs back to at minimum an equilibrium because the wealthy and corporations benefit from a orderly and civilized society. They should pay their portion of it.