Andrew Scheer’s Real Bad Climate Plan

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

‘Sixty pages! 11,000 words!’ And designed to show voters he really doesn’t care. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s climate policy sets a new benchmark for dishonest political posturing. Scheer’s “A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment” was served up to counter criticism that the party had no climate plan.
Instead, it proved the critics right… only eight per cent of Conservative voters identified it as an important issue; it ranked ninth among their concerns. (Only income inequality was rated a lesser concern.) So doing anything real on climate change would irk the Conservatives’ base.

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Gap between rich and rest growing

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

July 27, 2011
The Conference Board found that between 1976 and 1994, the tax and transfer system increasingly reduced income inequality. But since 1994, the trend reversed. Tax and transfer policies played a role in increasing the income gap… A widening income gap isn’t inevitable. The Conference Board found Canada had among the highest income gaps among peer countries, ranking 12th out of 17. Many of the more equal countries had equally strong economies. This should be a central political and social issue for Canadians.

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