The Polls and the Proles

The polls are suggesting a Harper majority may be in the cards, but they may be counting out the wild card in this deck: young people. How do polls work? Pollsters call people.  On land lines. Who answers land lines?  Not many young people anymore.  They’re constantly connected through their…
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Canadians Working Too Much?

Despite all the political scandals, very distinct political visions for this country, and recent attempts by political leaders to get Canadians to “rise up”, there doesn’t seem to be a ton of public enthusiasm in this federal election campaign yet. One problem may be that Canadians are simply working too much….
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EI: How Soon They Forget!

Less than two years ago, in June, 2009, a Liberal threat to vote down the spending estimates led the Conservatives to establish a special two party task force on Employment Insurance. The Liberals were then pressing for at least a temporary reduction in the entrance requirement to 360 hours in…
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