With the world economy in a slump, now is the time to mandate Net neutrality and open access, and to replicate municipal ISP models that work in cities and towns across Canada.
federal budget 2009
<p><span class="description">Vancouver East MP Libby Davies at the April 4, 2009 Grand March for Housing in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.</span></p>
<span>Armine Yalnizyan of The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives comments on the Canadian federal budget.</span>
In his first speech on the economy since the January federal budget, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a request of the Canadian people: Now, he said, is the time to shed our collective modesty.
When the terrible Canadian job loss numbers for January came out yesterday, the horror of the economic crisis hit home as it had not before.
For top executives to award themselves these kinds of compensation packages in the midst of this economic crisis isn’t just bad taste; it’s bad strategy.
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?
Everyone except the prime minister seems to understand that big problems require bold solutions. Canada needs a large-scale fiscal stimulus.
Michael Ignatieff began his press conference in Ottawa today by saying that the Harper government's budget was deeply flawed. For a moment, I thought he was about to do something interesting.
Yesterday, after reviewing the Conservative budget, Michael Ignatieff posed a very perceptive question: "My concerns about the budget are have they underestimated the seriousness of the crisis?"