Stephen Harper seems to be trying to convince us that, behind our pleasant, peaceful exteriors, we are an aggressive, warrior-like people.
Slashing childcare funding to lower income families makes no moral or economic sense -- we will all suffer the consequences.
Wow. A federal budget and an Ontario Speech from the Throne in the same week. A veritable feast of political divination is being offered up in these parts.
Canada's Conservative government, that does not believe in government, has a plan to reduce public services.
We've entered into another era of deficit hysteria, with governments and the business community making deficit elimination their top priority and shunting aside almost every other goal.
As one would expect from Stephen Harper, he has come down with a very strategic budget and a fairly smart one at that.
The numbers in today's budget will underscore the Harper government's prioritization of corporate profits and war. It doesn't need to be this way.
Soon the Olympic financial hangover will set in, the budget merely driving home what so many expected and now dread.
As we approach budget day, the issue of taxes is being forced onto the political stage but the rich and super-rich seem completely oblivious to the plight of their fellow citizens.
Everyone concerned about the future of Canada's social and government programs in general should be keeping a keen eye on Ottawa for the next month as we get closer to budget day on March 3rd.