Friday, March 13, 2009

" If There Ever Was A Time To Put Away That Legendary Canadian Modesty, It Is Now":Stephen Harper

Sing it from the rooftops, we're leading the pack:
Job losses accelerate
Unemployment rate surges to 7.7 per cent; 295,000 positions gone since October

"Canada now appears to be losing jobs at a faster pace than the U.S...

Employers eliminated 82,600 jobs in Canada last month – a painfully steep decline, but one that was mitigated by the addition of 28,300 new part-time jobs, partially offsetting the drop of 110,900 full-time positions.

The ranks of the unemployed bulged by 105,800 people last month, boosting the total of unemployed people to 1.42 million, Statistics Canada said.

Harper made a point of using statistics to show Canada's strength, relative to the Americans. Interesting, that in the last three months, Canada has shed 40% more jobs per capita than the Americans. Harper's speech in Ontario was telling, because it has the most to brag about, it's unemployment rate now easily surpassing the carnage down south:
In other words, Ontario has shed 160,000 positions since October, including 35,000 in February alone. The unemployment rate surged 0.7 percentage points to 8.7 per cent last month

The American unemployment rate is 8.1%, so again you can see how well Canada's doing relatively. Good luck catching up Yanks, we got game, and the momentum to boot!

March 10, 2009, will be Stephen Harper's "mission accomplished" moment...


I swear it isn't me, but this is the second time this week I've posted, then minutes later saw the latest gem:


DL said...

...and since Ignatieff has made it perfectly clear that he sees eye to eye with Harper on every single solitary area of public policy - the message is - if you don't like how Harper is dealing with the recession - you won't like Ignatieff any better because it will just be more of the same.

Steve V said...

"every single solitary area"


Gayle said...

DL: if you have to lie to make your point, you probably don't really have one.

DL said...

Provide an example of a significant policy difference between Ignatieff and Harper - trying to think of one ought to keep you busy for the next few months.

Rob said...

Video has been yanked down - presumably a CTV DMCA notice. Wonder why?

Steve V said...

I'll bet a Con tipped them off, which I take as proof these little videos have them spooked. It's a victory of sorts, psychologically that is..


People like you aren't worth the time, because anyone who actually believes that is just stupid. Seriously.

marie said...

Harper attacks Liberals, Obama in private speech to party

Someone should send this article to Obama ASAP.So much for his idols t trying to match him as an equal to the Us Pres. Never mind,Obama isn't stupid,he hasprobably read it already. It doesn't take to many meeting with Harper to see this person for what he really is. An opportunists with no idea of what he's doing or should be done. A nobdy with no plan in sight when it comes to the economy. What a sorry specimen of a human being this man is. Doesn’t say much for his followers either.