Tag: Canadian economy

April 21, 2009

Cons To Fill A Black (Media) Hole?

In this snapshot of international advertising forecasts from emarketer , it’s predicted that the average volume of advertising in Canada will drop as little as 2.5% in 2009, but if you look at global numbers (towards the end of the article), advertising around the world will drop anywhere from 6 to 10%. As an aside, that could be as much as $50 billion in lost […]

January 25, 2009

Why Corporate Tax Cuts (in Canada) Make No Sense

The January 27 budget is leaking faster than a flatulent elephant after eating a tonne of beans. More and more details come out every day, and yet the Conservatives don’t have the courage to present it in the House of Commons. That said, we’ve seen many trial balloons about several topics and the one that we’ll probably have confirmed at the last minute will be […]

January 11, 2009

Tax Comparisons & No More Tax Cuts – PLEASE

Here I am, a typical middle-class dude with lots to lose and I’m begging the so-called leaders of my federal government to avoid the Harpie-like calls for tax relief for businesses and on the personal level. Why?  Because our social infrastructure will come to a drastic and complete failure if we do. Mel Hurtig doees comparisons of tax rates for corporations and for personal income […]

November 26, 2008

Harper’s Plan: Death to Canada by 1000 Cuts

There’s something about the Harper Administration that I can’t quite understand. I’ve never seen a more passive government. The world is falling to pieces and all these people can do is react in terms of cuts.  Thousands of cuts that will bleed Canada to death. Tomorrow, Jim Flaherty will release his long anticipated Economic Statement, but the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has already released […]