Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives, led by Premier Brian Pallister, won the provincial election on September 10, albeit with a slightly smaller majority than they had going into the campaign. We can expect the government to continue on its path of “fiscal responsibility,” i.e., budget cuts and austerity.
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Cleveland Model graphic taken from community-wealth.org.
Photo taken from the Liberal Party website.
In the budget implementation bill of 2018, the federal government renewed the existing equalization formula through to the year 2024. Not surprisingly, this elicited an immediate outcry from conservatives in Alberta and Saskatchewan, who claim that equalization is an unfair program designed to take hard-earned dollars from their provinces and give them to an undeserving Quebec.
The pollster Nik Nanos claimed in June that climate change would be “one of the defining battle grounds” this election. “More important than jobs, more important than health care, more important than immigration.” In July, Abacus Data put climate change in third spot behind health care and cost of living, the latter an important issue (with the environment) for the two-thirds of voters from the millennial and gen-X cohorts.
This report examines how Nova Scotia’s protections for workers compare to other provinces and territories in Canada.
(HALIFAX, NS)—A new report, A Rising Tide to Lift All Boats: Recommendations for Advances to Nova Scotia’s Labour Standards Code, from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–Nova Scotia office examines how Nova Scotia’s protections for workers compare to other provinces and territories in Canada.
We Albertans are patient and fair minded, but we have had enough of your campaign of defamation and double standards. Today, we begin to stand up for ourselves, for our jobs, for our future. Today we begin to fight back. ~ Premier Jason Kenney on election night, April 16, 2019
Photo from the U.S. Department of Agriculture