Some economists are raising red flags on the topic of the economy which has been dear to the Conservatives’ electoral strategy. Job creation has been the weakest in a decade for a non-recession year and the low quality of these limited jobs are cause for concern. If that isn’t enough, the national deficit ticked $1.3 billion upward this year.
With 209 conditions that need to be met, the joint panel reviewing the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal has given the idea a green light, leaving the final decision in the hands of the federal government.
The Conservative government is set to return Wednesday with a throne speech that will avoid the senate scandal by taking pages out of the opposition’s – notably the NDP’s – playbook.
Toronto-Centre is shaping up to be the battle of media titans as Liberal Chrystia Freeland and NDP Linda McQuaig enter the rink. However, Mulcair’s candidate is attempting to reopen the very Pandora’s box he has been desperately sealing away.
Major U.S. Democratic Party fundraiser Tom Steyer sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper suggesting his firm lobbying for the XL Keystone pipeline may have contributed to the U.S. shut down.
As Quebec corruption comes under the microscope in the Charbonneau commission, it appears Quebec politicians aren’t the only ones who need to be worried about the ongoing collusion. It turns out the Conservative Economic Action plan didn’t escape the hands of corrupt engineering firms and construction unions which colluded federal stimulus contracts. It is also notable that a former Conservative candidate in Montreal faces corruption charges under the same investigation.
If it wasn’t already difficult to find a job in most of Canada, expect situations to get worse as the jobs market took a sharp and unexpected downward turn.