March 18th, 2011
- Conservative aide turned green energy astroturfer Bruce Carson is gone, gone, gone (see BigCityLib and Politics and its Discontents). I like to think I played some small role in this, although in truth the heavy lifting was done by APTN.
- A new Frontier Centre for Public Policy study recommends the Harper Government™ claw back its targeted “boutique” tax cuts for public transit, children’s fitness, and students, somehow managing to lump the first and third of these into the “middle class.” The Frontier Centre is mostly funded by wealthy corporation owners via private foundations, so it’s unsurprising that it doesn’t point out how much money we could save by ending the charity status of think tanks.
- Quite coincidentally, no doubt, the C.D. Howe Institute has also published a tax analysis, arguing that raising corporate taxes won’t work, either, and instead calling for an increase in sales taxes. The Howe Institute is also funded predominantly by corporations who oppose corporate tax increases.
- Accidental Deliberations says it looks like the Harper Government™ isn’t complying with the contempt ruling after all.
- The Real Story looks at the funny financing behind the new Vancouver casino scheme
- We Move to Canada pokes fun at the Harper Government™’s recent suggestion that we can’t afford to have elections as long as there is dangerous stability… in the world, anywhere.