with significant increases in food (up 4.8%), shelter (up 1.5%) and gasoline (up 13.5%).
Yet wages have only increased .08% We are not keeping pace.
The Harper government can't blame this on the global crisis because similar increases were reported in 2008, before the so-called crisis.
We were then in an election where the Harperites were promising that Canada would be safe from any economic distresses under their leadership.
We don't really need statistics to tell us that we are worse off today then we were five years ago.
Household debt is at a record high. Income disparity is rising faster that many developed countries.
Poverty is on the rise and when a report was presented to Stephen Harper that outlined ways to decrease poverty, he threw it in the trash. Not his problem.
Compare those headlines with this one: Scotiabank, CIBC Top Bonus Increases After Record Bank Profits
Or this one: Big Oil Companies Post Huge Profits On High Gas Prices
Or this one as we remember the Attawapiskat crisis : Record sales push De Beers’ profits up 55 percent
How do you like Neoconservatism so far?