- May 18, 2012 - 14:50
Mr. Wangersky, as a professional writer, you should be capable of expressing yourself effectively without the use of profane language. I suppose you think using the word "b***sh**" in your column (twice) makes you look down-to-earth and relatable to the common man, but it doesn't. It just makes you seem needlessly crude and unimaginative, and undermines the argument you are trying to make. Moreover, how am I supposed to stop my 9-year-old daughter from using such language when people like you give it credibility by putting it in the daily paper? Your use of such language in this context is completely inappropriate. It's pretty sad when I can't let my children read the newspaper because it corrupts their vocabulary!
- May 18, 2012 - 14:12
Actually, the current round of federal spending cuts is not "huge" - it is tiny in comparison to the cuts made by the LIberals in the 1990s, and it is tiny in comparison to the cuts being made by governments in most other developed countries. Furthermore, lefties like Wangersky are simply not credible when they accuse the federal government of "pandering to big business." Considering that the current Conservative government has banned political donations from corporations, I don't see what Wangersky thinks the government stands to gain by currying favour with corporations. It makes more sense that cutting corporate tax rates is simply good policy - corporate tax REVENUES have actually increased dramatically since the Conservative government started cutting corporate tax RATES, because corporations choose to pay their taxes in the jurisdiction where rates are the lowest.
- May 16, 2012 - 06:32
This CON government is probably the most right wing in Canadian history. Brian Mulroney almost destroyed the original PC party, Harper will destroy what is left of it.
- May 15, 2012 - 13:26
This editorial is right on! I have spent time with two families of refugees who spent 7 years in a refugee camp in Liberia. Federal Immigration brought them to Canada on compassionate grounds. One of the women had been raped and both mothers were suffering from PTSD. Still, they want to work but are not permitted to do so for one whole year after they arrive. They pay ridiculous rent of $1250/month for a basement apartment that would have cost $350 before the oil industry caused greed. These people need our help to shop for groceries (because they cannot afford them on the stipend the Feds give them). And now they will also be denied access to health care? Why did the Harper government bring them here in the first place? I have lost all faith in both the provincial and federal governments.