The throne speech offers little comfort to B.C. families and communities who need to know that quality and accessible health care will be available even in tough economic times.
Lisa Raitt's taped comments raise questions about what role the banks may have played in nixing the coalition, and also what power they wield over the severely financially strapped Liberal party.
<span>Armine Yalnizyan of The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives comments on the Canadian federal budget.</span>
Ontario's public services are the chief casualty of a provincial budget that will actually cost jobs and slow the economic recovery.
For a government elected on a platform of "accountability" it is very difficult to account for how much is actually being spent on the military and Canada's war in Afghanistan.
The Budget presented on Jan. 27 contains a paragraph laying out temporary increases in Graduate Scholarship Funding. However, it says that scholarships "will be focused on business-related degrees."
Premier Campbell and the finance minister signalled at a press conference Feb. 2 that they're preparing to make major cuts to public services in the budget that's set to come down Feb. 17.
Was last week's budget vote the beginning of another long Liberal-Tory relationship in the House, or just the start of a quick fling before another election? (http://johnmaclennan.ca/)
Why did the Liberals support the budget when the analysis is clear: the Finance Minister ignored the vulnerable, punished women and did not provide a serious stimulus to a flagging economy?
Ignatieff has weighed his options and it looks like we're heading for a Liberal-Conservative 'coalition' on the budget.