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  • Ed Power
    July 26, 2013 - 19:07

    To Aunt Lizze: "In the age of information, ignorance is a choice". Obviously, you have chosen. Not well, apparently.

  • Aunt Lizzie
    July 26, 2013 - 10:16

    Unions have become the self-serving, bloated, money-sucking, economy-killing, anti-worker behemoths that they accuse corporations of being. They restrict access to good jobs, and suck money out of workers' pockets to enrich millionaire union bosses and fund political activities not supported by the workers. Harper is not engaged in a war against workers, but he may be engaged in a war against union entitlement, and I hope he wins that war. Canada needs to reduce the influence of big unions.

  • Ed Power
    July 24, 2013 - 11:48

    Too bad you didn't read the letter, David, you might have actually learned something. It is the blissful ignorance, or more likely - and far more sadly - the willing ignorance of people like yourself that allows national and transnational corporate interests - and their like-minded political cronies - to succeed in their continuous efforts to drive wages down to Third World levels. Who wouldn't want to work in Worker's 'Paradises' like the US southern states, where unions are discouraged - when not banned - wages are low, benefits non-existent and where Wal Mart workers are provided with "How To" guides from their employer on how to apply for government Food Stamp benefits. The Walton (Wal Mart) family is one of those fabulously wealthy corporate interests that lavishly funds right-wing political groups and politicians dedicated to "taking their country back" - to the good olde days of the early 20th century, before Teddy Roosevelt ended the era of the Robber Barons and FDR's New Deal laid the groundwork for the most socially and industrially productive era in history - and which so generously provides their employees with tips on how to survive on minimum wage. (Hint: Work lots and lots of hours and don't ever get sick.) As George Santayana so eloquently said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Sadly, the labour and civil rights battles our parents and grandparents fought and thought won in the last century were just a temporary respite in a long-running war and, thanks to people like David, will have to be fought once again - this time against a far more politically entrenched and wealthy foe.

  • david
    July 24, 2013 - 09:52

    Skipped to the bottom....Union. Saved myself a long, unimaginative, pointless read.

  • Joe
    July 24, 2013 - 08:12

    Last night I watched an encore presentation of 2012 Rick Mercer and 22 Minutes shows. They both had skits on the meat contamination story of the time and Rick's Rant. But you know I don't remember Canadians getting all upset about the testing of our food. Puts a lie to Russell's premise yesterday that the majority of the population is not stupid. How else would they care so little about the food they eat.

  • Politically Incorrect
    July 24, 2013 - 07:45

    The ease with which the ruling class has pit the rest of us against each other has never failed to amaze and horrify me. This ability to undermine us workers only serves to make our situations more desperate while the bosses continue to enjoy increased wealth and power.