Unacceptable new Conservatives lack of compassion, indifference, bad ideology, obstinance, stubbornness – and when asked in Parliament last week about making more workers eligible for EI, Diane Finley, minister of human resources, delivered this astonishing reply: “It is true that not everyone is eligible. Unfortunately, that is the way the system is,” well Minister you have the power to change it for the good of us all, so di it now.
PM STEPHEN HARPER SHOULD IMMEDIATELY GET OUT OF THE WAY AND LET SOMEONE ELSE WHO CLEARLY CAN DO A BETTER JOB GET ON WITH IT.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper insists the Conservative Government is doing everything it can to help people forced out of work by the recession.
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff points out that while new EI claims were up nearly 19 per cent in February, the number of people actually receiving benefits increased by less than eight per cent.
The federal government is looking increasingly NAIVE, INCOMPETENT in the face of MORE AND MORE bad economic news. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his crew appear to be DREAMING the recession away in it;s own rather than taking real, valid additional steps to counter it now.
STEPHEN HARPER DO STOP DREAMING AND DO TELL ME FIRST WHAT REAL WORK THEY THE UNEMPLOYED NEXT WILL FIND BEFORE THEIR EI AID RUNS OUT?
New Conservatives care only about helping themselves!
TRUTH and the REALITY
Exposure and prosecution of the bad, guilty persons serves everyone’s best interest.
Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty spent much of the weekend scolding other western countries, in particular the United States, for slow action on delivering stimulus packages and implementing reforms in their banking systems. He should take a look around his own backyard.. Where is all that money the Harper Conservatives promised to start rebuilding the Canadian economy? what’s stopping him from speeding up the response in Canada? He is the finance minister, after all. it is less clear that the Harper Conservatives have delivered on promises to move swiftly to stimulate the Canadian economy. “We are facing harsh economic conditions, and while the government must be applauded for its budget focus on infrastructure and job creation, we are concerned that delays in announcing details on how municipalities can access the fund might mean that we will lose this construction season,” Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly. The economic problems have only deepened. The longer Ottawa drags out this process, the longer a recovery will be delayed. By the time municipalities get approval from Ottawa and the province for their projects and then qualify for funding with CMHC, several more months will likely pass. . Diane Finley, minister responsible for the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp., announced a $2-billion fund for low-cost loans to municipalities. The money will help municipalities cover their share of funding for infrastructure projects. Typically, these projects comprise equal one-third funding shares from the federal, provincial and municipal governments. The difficulty for smaller municipalities in regions with less boisterous economies is coming up with their share to participate in these federal programs. http://thechronicleherald.ca/Columnists/1119056.html Ottawa’s ‘concern’ reaches out to Strathcona voters Edmonton Journal - The answer is furnished by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who — in his photograph — sits back on a chesterfield with a gorgeous flower pillow
and when they do, it is because they often have borrowed money from the money from some other budget of theirs, and next it has to be repaid, so that money is actually not available for any real expenditure programs. More jobs now are still being lost, access to capital is still squeezed, provincial tax revenues are shrinking and people are also still having trouble getting employment insurance benefits in a timely manner. A federal budget focus on infrastructure and job creation based on Municipal projects mostly is also a very bad approach.. Business persons also now need real support as well to develop, to find new effective products, services, markets. A lot more real effective work needs to be done by the finance minister and the federal government still as well.. Now do it.. Action speak louder over cheap words.
“Now friends, I am not here to tell you everything we are doing as a government is perfect. We are operating in a very difficult political and economic environment. Options are limited, risk is everywhere, but I can tell you we are on the right track” PM Stephen Harper http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1547376
PM STEPHEN HARPER OFTEN REMINDS ME OF THE BAD RCMP, even in that both have to use PR, public relationships promotions to advertise their supposed effectiveness because it is clear THAT OTHERWISE it is still very not directly obvious to most of the citizens.. because it does not exist, is a falsehood..
Harper missing while we struggle Windsor Star - Stephen Harper and the Conservative government don’t seem to have any plan for Canada today or in the future …
THE SAD REALITY IS THE LIBERAL BC GOVERNMENT IS NOT MUCH BETTER ITSELF NOW..
Province refused to release report on welfare leavers, The British Columbia government has suppressed a report on what happens to people who leave the province’s welfare system,
Welfare to work CEO got million dollar raise April 22, 2009 12:57 pm The CEO of an American company that provides job placement services to British Columbia welfare recipients got a $1 million pay raise in 2008. A single person on welfare in B.C. who is classified as “expected to work” receives $610 a month, or $7,320 a year. The company’s former vice president responsible for government relations and communications, Robin Adair, is now a B.C. Liberal Party candidate in Saanich South.
Auditor General slams BC failure on homelessness The British Columbia government has so far failed to develop a plan to reduce homelessness, according to a report released by Auditor General John Doyle “We found significant activity and resources being applied to homelessness issues but there is no provincial homelessness plan with clear goals and objectives,” Doyle wrote. “The absence of clear goals and objectives raises questions about whether the right breadth and intensity of strategies are being deployed.” The government does not even have a grasp of the size of the problem, he said. “The lack of good comprehensive information about the nature and extent of homelessness in the province” makes it difficult to plan, he said. The only figures available are from homelessness counts conducted by municipalities and regional districts that likely underestimate the problem, he said. Those counts have been rising. “The continuing increase in the number of homeless counted suggests a lack of success in managing homelessness, let alone reducing it.” There is a good financial case to be made for better addressing homelessness, he said. “The cost of public services to a homeless person is significantly higher than to that same person being provided with appropriate housing and support services.”
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