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That's the sound of our social safety nets being cut away. The self-described "Harper Government" is busy carrying out its ideological agenda.
The agenda is elitist and anti-democratic and is characterized by:
  • Reducing or eliminating social safety nets
  • Increased "security" which means more monitoring and policing of Canadians
  • Increased jail populations as a method of social control
  • Supporting special interest while reducing support for the public interest
  • Globalizing currency and trade at the cost of Canadian jobs

None of the ideological agenda above addresses the basic problems of our current economic slow-down. Higher unemployement and higher crime rates are directly related to a poorly performing economy. The solution that is most often proposed to solve this is austerity for individuals and making sure banks and corporation are profitable. This is the solution our neighbours to the south adopted at the end of 2008. Now almost four years later they have insured the survival and profitability of their largest corporate entities while the average citizen continues to suffer economic hardship.