Tag Archives: Ralph Goodale

Polarization is not a good plan for Canada

Goodale Commentary: Both the Conservatives and the NDP claim that Canadians would be better off with only two political parties (them, of course) dominating our system of governance – one on the right and one on the left, just like … Continue reading

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Election caused by Harper’s Contempt for Canadians

Goodale Commentary: Conservative’s Contempt for Canadians Liberals are running on two strong national themes in this election: • Integrity in how government operates; and • A strong economy focused on families. The Harper government was defeated last Friday in the … Continue reading

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Harper Regime Fails for Lack of Trust

Goodale Commentary: Lack of Trust Stephen Harper has decided he wants an election, so he’s sabotaging the current minority Parliament. Part of his strategy is a belligerent budget that runs rough-shod over the needs of average middle-class families. The Conservatives are … Continue reading

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Mr. Harper’s Contempt Overtakes his Budget

Goodale commentary: Harper’s Contempt Stephen Harper planned this week to be all about his 2011 budget. Instead, focus has shifted onto his contempt for Canadians and his disregard for the law. It’s a sad moment for our democracy when four … Continue reading

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Contempt for Canadians in Harperland

Goodale commentary: Contempt for Canadians A question often asked about the current minority Parliament is what causes it to be so bitter and rancorous? Some of the reasons are becoming more apparent. The problem starts at the top – with Stephen … Continue reading

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Conservatives Charged with Breaking the Law!

Goodale commentary: Breaking the Law! Four of Stephen Harper’s closest advisors, including two recently appointed to the Senate, have been charged with serious offences against the Elections Act. They appear in court next week. According to Elections Canada (the independent agency … Continue reading

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Conservatives Cut Taxes for Big Corporations

Goodale: Conservatives Cut Taxes for Big Corporations Nearly four years ago in 2007 – before any recession and while Canada was still surfing on budgetary surpluses built-up by Paul Martin – the Harper government announced further reductions in the federal income … Continue reading

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Canada’s Economy: “On Track” To Where?

Goodale commentary: Canada’s Economy Whenever the Harper government is confronted with its economic failings – like repeatedly miscalculating its deficit, or presiding over 25% more poverty among senior citizens, or a massive escalation in household debt – it typically resorts … Continue reading

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Goodale Welcomes New Role As Deputy Leader

News Release For immediate release September 7, 2010 GOODALE WELCOMES NEW ROLE AS DEPUTY LEADER REGINA – Wascana Member of Parliament, Ralph Goodale, says he is delighted to be taking up new responsibilities this fall as Deputy Leader of the … Continue reading

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Conservatives Ignore Average Middle-Income Families

Goodale commentary: Conservatives Ignore Average Middle- Income Families Whenever Stephen Harper is confronted with the daily pressures on average Canadian families, he resorts to cold, irrelevant comparisons. Just be content that the Americans are doing worse, he says. Conservatives admit the … Continue reading

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