Canada Elects New Liberal Majority Government – Markets Respond

On October 19th, 2015, Canadians went to the polls in a national election and ousted the longtime Conservative government for the more left leaning Liberal party. There have been some concerns, particularly in oil-rich Alberta, that a change in government would spell further decline in the energy sector. Prior to the change in government the … Continue reading Canada Elects New Liberal Majority Government – Markets Respond

Corporate Whining Cartoon from 2009

1842 Businessman: If workers can legally STRIKE, no business will be able to survive! 1887 Businessman: Give BLACKS an entire DOLLAR for a day’s labor? Might as well burn my business to the ground! 1912 Businessman: Worker deaths are TRAGIC, but ANTI-SWEATSHOP laws would be the DEATH of industry in America! 1915 Businessman: When workers … Continue reading Corporate Whining Cartoon from 2009

Already Crippled Cities Face Crumbling Infrastructure

Numerous cities and counties in the United States are faced with the continuous looming possibility of having to declare bankruptcy due to rising costs and declining tax revenues. It doesn’t help both state level and federal level coffers when, and if, these municipalities recover, a massive infrastructure expense looms on the horizon. Or should we … Continue reading Already Crippled Cities Face Crumbling Infrastructure

Why Does the Russian Ruble Decline Amidst The Problems in the Ukraine

The Russian army is moving into the Crimea region which is Ukrainian sovereign territory. All of the political and military pandering aside, the Sberbank moved the exchange rate to 38.50 rubles to Dollar. That’s an unprecedented high. Why is the shift happening? Two reasons. 1) Nobody wants to buy Russian assets at the moment which … Continue reading Why Does the Russian Ruble Decline Amidst The Problems in the Ukraine

Walmart Leads List of US Retailers Refusing to Sign Bangladesh Factory Safety Accord

Source: http://occupydemocrats.com/bangladesh-factory-safety-accord-the-14-north-american-retailers-who-refuse-to-sign/ Of course, Walmart leads the list of US based retailers who refuse to sign an agreement between retailers to ensure higher safety standards in offshore factories. Included are the usual giants:

Old Age Security Cheques Slated to Arrive at 67

A new problem has reared its head in Canada that surrounds proposed changes regarding when one receives Old Age Security (OAS) cheques. As of now if you’ve never put any money away (which is unequivocally a method to wind up on the streets when you hit 65) you’ll get three cheques in the mail when … Continue reading Old Age Security Cheques Slated to Arrive at 67

Earth Day Major Marketing Event

Retailers Cry Foul For No Good Reason Earth Day. A day to inspire awareness about the environment close to home and around the globe. Awareness, however, has turned into opportunity. Nothing wrong with opportunity, but when those participating in the free market enterprise cry foul over the LACK of sales you know some people have … Continue reading Earth Day Major Marketing Event

2009 Canadian Budget – A Collection of Views

The federal Conservative government released their budget numbers yesterday to the tune of an 80 billion deficit over five years. Particular highlights included: * Tax cuts for lower and middle-income earners worth C$20bn * C$12bn in infrastructure spending including roads, bridges and clean energy programs over two years * C$1.9bn in tax measures for businesses … Continue reading 2009 Canadian Budget – A Collection of Views

Canadians Heading to Polls – Liberals and NDP Wrong about Economy

Liberals Take a Page From George Bush Forget about Obama v. Mcain. Canada is heading the polls this coming Tuesday and it’s shaping up to be a doozy. The reigning Conservative minority government is teetering between majority and official opposition, a pretty big swing. Swing….the swing vote, turns out some key riding in Liberal haven … Continue reading Canadians Heading to Polls – Liberals and NDP Wrong about Economy