CDN-Economy & Related Factors


Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#121
It makes no sense for 11,500 jobs opened for agriculture in Canada in January, did Ottawa open a new department across the country?
 
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spilledthebeer
+1
#122
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Where in Canada? Agriculture added 11,500 jobs, greenhouses?




YES - ONE HAS TO WONDER HOW IN HELL the Cdn agriculture industry can be EXPANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


IN JANUARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Is there great expansion of the use of greenhouses in Canada????????


And what is the carbon foot print of THAT in a Cdn January????????????????????


How does an increase in the carbon foot print of Cdn greenhouses fit with OUR CLIMATE EMERGENCY???????????


For that matter HOW DOES using greenhouses to grow WEED in Canada fit with our climate emergency??????????????



And in related news- our Ontari-owe Weed producers have JUST ANNOUNCED MAJOR LAY OFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So green house growing activities in Ontari-owe ARE apparently FALLING here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And of course we really NEED to ask what sort of pay rates these new jobs provide???????????????


We LOST 71,000 full time jobs last fall.............................


so should we assume the NEW JOBS are all simply RE-LABELED AND RECYCLED OLD JOBS..............................


WITH SH+TTY NEW PAY RATES to make biz competitive in our over taxed and deeply indebted


LIE-beral Brave New World??????????????????


It sure looks that way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#123
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

YES - ONE HAS TO WONDER HOW IN HELL the Cdn agriculture industry can be EXPANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


IN JANUARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Is there great expansion of the use of greenhouses in Canada????????


And what is the carbon foot print of THAT in a Cdn January????????????????????


How does an increase in the carbon foot print of Cdn greenhouses fit with OUR CLIMATE EMERGENCY???????????


For that matter HOW DOES using greenhouses to grow WEED in Canada fit with our climate emergency??????????????



And in related news- our Ontari-owe Weed producers have JUST ANNOUNCED MAJOR LAY OFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So green house growing activities in Ontari-owe ARE apparently FALLING here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And of course we really NEED to ask what sort of pay rates these new jobs provide???????????????


We LOST 71,000 full time jobs last fall.............................


so should we assume the NEW JOBS are all simply RE-LABELED AND RECYCLED OLD JOBS..............................


WITH SH+TTY NEW PAY RATES to make biz competitive in our over taxed and deeply indebted


LIE-beral Brave New World??????????????????


It sure looks that way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aurora Cannabis is laying off , do they count as agricultural jobs ?
 
spilledthebeer
+1
#124
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Aurora Cannabis is laying off , do they count as agricultural jobs ?




HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!


UH.........you were trying to be funny about growing Weed were you not????????


It does seem pretty obvious that growing stuff in the dirt .....................


and employing sunlight and water to speed the process .....................


of producing the desired product - whether Cucumbers or Cannabis..............................



WOULD COUNT AS AGRICULTURE????????????????


Just saying.................
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#125
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#126
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Just look at all the Global warming they are windrowing at the side of the road Cliffy, doesn't that make you happy that there isn't a planet killing heat wave going on? It is nice to see capitalist tax dollars actually working for the ratepayer and benefit the socialist snowflakes as well
 
spilledthebeer
+2
#127
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post






POOR CONFUSED CLIFFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He thinks govt supplied snow plows are EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But it is a civic duty to supply him with govt welfare money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DaSleeper
+2
#128
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

https://scontent.fyka1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/

Just another stupid fakebook meme!
And the federal government doesn't pay for road cleaning..
It's provincial and municipal government
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#129
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Just another stupid fakebook meme!
And the federal government doesn't pay for road cleaning..
It's provincial and municipal government

I noticed it as well when I quoted it, because of you I'm starting to look at the embed code Lol
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#130
Senate bureaucrats sign contracts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars without approval from senators

Quote:

The Senate administration has signed contracts with outside consultants and human resources professionals worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent months — added costs at a time when Senate expenses have ballooned by more than 30 per cent in the last four years.
The Senate's procurement policy demands bureaucrats obtain approval from senators "prior to initiating any procurement action for goods or services that exceed $100,000," to ensure taxpayer funds are being spent appropriately and with adequate oversight.
But in 2018, Senate administration signed a contract with ADGA Group Consultants, a security firm, worth more than $200,000 without securing any sign-off from senators on the chamber's committee on internal economy, budgets and administration — an apparent contravention of the policy.

According to a briefing note supplied to the audit subcommittee, Senate finance officials were "not able to find the information related to the approval of the contract" and the details of this particular contract "were not recorded in a consistent manner."
The internal economy committee is investigating the circumstances of this contact. "Until that point, we can't comment any further until we have the necessary information," a committee spokesperson said.
In the last year, Senate bureaucrats also have signed contracts with consultants to help its existing complement of public servants recruit new high-ranking staff, train office workers on Microsoft Office, retool job titles and descriptions on job postings, improve procurement activities and digitize records, among other tasks.

The $100,000 threshold
Contracts worth less than $100,000 awarded through a competitive bidding process do not have to be approved by senators.
Conveniently for Senate finance officials, some of the contracts in question fall just below that threshold — such as a $99,000 contract with Right Door Consulting and Solutions for a "senior business process consultant" tasked with improving the upper house's "business processes."
Senate officials also gave Arlington Group Inc., an Ottawa-based private security firm, a contract now worth as much as $95,000 to hold doors open in the Senate's new home...………..More

 
QAbones
No Party Affiliation
#131
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Just another stupid fakebook meme!
And the federal government doesn't pay for road cleaning..
It's provincial and municipal government

Facebook is best with user picture.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#132
John Ivison: Expanding capital gains tax would be very short-sighted approach to fighting federal deficit

Quote:

Bill Morneau is the kind of positive thinker who prefers to see opportunity in disaster.
But even the finance minister’s optimism is being tested by a year that has offered little more than opportunity for fresh disaster.
After he released the fall fiscal update before Christmas, Morneau made light of the pickle he is in – namely trying to implement Liberal election promises, while keeping deficits under control.
“Nobody said it was going to be easy,” he joked, as he unveiled a deficit $7 billion higher than in his spring budget and a debt-to-GDP ratio that was actually rising – cutting loose the only fiscal anchor stopping the economy from taking off like a fire lantern.
Since then, the skies have darkened considerably.
Morneau boasted in December that Canada is on track to come second in the G7 in terms of economic growth.

Yet the economy grew by just 0.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, its worst performance in four years. Since then, we have had railway strikes, global trade tensions, Indigenous blockades and coronavirus. A source who works for Apple in the U.S. said the virus is the cause of the worst supply chain crisis in the company’s history, reflected in a share price that’s down 16 per cent in the last week.
If Canada were a corporate entity, its share price would also be under heavy pressure.
As the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Yves Giroux, pointed out last December, only additional spending restraint, revenue increases or faster economic growth will save the government’s debt-to-GDP ratio promise.

Canadians may not be too exercised about obscure fiscal formula, or even about deficits. But they do want to feel someone in Ottawa has things under control. Deficits that have fluctuated between $18-$28 billion in recent years, are likely to prove a significant crimp on the government’s flexibility in the event of a downturn. Were the deficit to blow through $30 billion even the most apathetic voter might take note.
What’s a beleaguered finance minister to do?
Morneau has already booked $1.5 billion in undefined “savings” that he has yet to find down the back of the Finance department’s couch in Ottawa.
Five reasons why raising the capital gains inclusion rate could be devastating for the economy
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The election platform actually proposed savings of up to $3 billion a year from 2023-24 from “efficiencies” and a review of “tax measures that disproportionately benefit Canada’s wealthiest individuals”.
The government has also signalled its intention to end favoured tax treatment for executives earning employee stock options at large companies. Morneau said last June that 2,300 people earning more $1 million a year claimed $1.3 billion in tax deductions – two-thirds of the cost of the entire stock option expenditure. That is certain to end. But that might not be enough new money.
The rumour floating around Ottawa is that Morneau might not be able to resist the temptation to raise the capital gains inclusion rate in his spring budget.
This would have the added benefit that it could secure NDP support for the budget, since the party campaigned on a capital gains inclusion rate of 75 per cent in the last election.
At the moment, only half of eligible capital gains are subject to tax.
The move would provoke a rear-guard action from industry and investors, similar to the furor over suggestions that Finance was considering taxing health and dental benefits three years ago.
But there are far fewer people benefitting from the capital gains break – 2.9 million compared to around 16 million for the health and dental benefit.
It would be a fight but the Parliamentary Budget Office estimated the NDP move would result in an extra $8 billion in tax revenue – the solution to all Morneau’s worries.
Government sources point out that the measure was not included in the Liberal election platform and the rumours about its inclusion “have no basis in reality”.
Kevin Milligan, professor of economics at the University of British Columbia, said Morneau would need to put on “battle armour,” were he to decide to make significant tax changes.
“Tax reforms cost political capital. The question I’d pose is whether the government is going to use some political capital on a tax reform? If they’re in need of some revenue that can come quickly, it is a choice that’s on the table,” he said.
But if Morneau does succumb, it will be an extremely myopic response to a revenue crunch.
There are good reasons why past Canadian governments reduced the inclusion rate from 75 per cent to 50 per cent to compete with more generous treatment elsewhere.
As recent decisions in the resource industry have highlighted, Canada needs all the investment it can get.
The government’s own statistics show that real business investment in this country have fallen 10 per cent in the past four years, lagging competitors like the U.S., U.K. and Germany.
Ian Russell, president and CEO of the Investment Industry Association of Canada, put it mildly when he said the government’s fiscal policy has “not been vigorous in terms of a focus on stimulating growth”.
The Trudeau Liberals have typically seen wealth as something to be re-allocated, rather than generated, on the basis that the golden goose will always keep on laying.
Raising barriers to investment at a time when the economy is under pressure would expose Canada to opportunities for fresh disaster.

 
spilledthebeer
+1
#133
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Senate bureaucrats sign contracts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars without approval from senators






Gosh Moose...................surely you aint surprised???????????????????


After all Our idiot Boy DID APPOINT a bunch of LIE-berals to the Senate??????????????????


Once LIE-beral - always a LIE-beral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Even if you do like Our idiot Boy and take away their party membership cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


AND PRETEND THE ASSHATS AINT LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A thirty percent increase im operating costs in 4 years is nothing new for LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



And doesnt it sort of make you nostalgic for Stephen Harper..................................


and his enthusiasm for an ELECTED SENATE................................


unless we found a way to get rid of it entirely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
+2
#134
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Is the Dept of Highways a Federal Dept in BC? Is the Provincial Gov't in BC lead by the Liberals? Horgan is a Liberal???

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/transportation-and-infrastructure/ministry-contacts

 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+1
#135
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Funny you pick one of about three things public money should be spent on to mock. And it is not really public money at that. Everyone that drives a gas or diesel vehicle pays a tax for roads. So really that is just the government actually providing one of the services we pay directly for.
 
DaSleeper
+3
#136
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Funny you pick one of about three things public money should be spent on to mock. And it is not really public money at that. Everyone that drives a gas or diesel vehicle pays a tax for roads. So really that is just the government actually providing one of the services we pay directly for.

And street maintenance doesn't come from the federal government, It's either Provincial or municipal!


That's what happens when you get all your information from Fakebook memes...
You can't think for yourself!!
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
+4
#137
How many more resource 'wake-up calls' will our prime minister snooze through?

Leaders are supposed to lead. Then there’s Canada. The deputy prime minister said over the weekend that Teck Resource’s decision to pull the plug on a giant mega-project should be a “wake-up call” for Canadians. Apparently, the call was for the rest of us, not for the Liberal government who created the mess in the first place.



And to correct the record, this was not simply one “wake-up call” but followed dozens more since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took over in 2015. At least $150 billion in capital has left Canada, and as many as 200,000 jobs, because the Liberals have made it impossible to build infrastructure or resource projects or wealth here. (But SNC lavalin Fiasco was all about the 3000 jobs in Quebec that where never in any real danger?)

This is also not the last “wake-up call” either. More catastrophes await following this year’s calamities. The next victims, beset by government paralysis and Indigenous or eco-radical sabotage, will likely be: the $12-billion TMX pipeline; the $40-billion Kitimat LNG plant and $6.7-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline.


Undaunted by this or by dreadful polls, the prime minister accepts no responsibility or blame and his only solution is to launch a listening tour in order to ask Canadians what to do, and to give a speech at the world’s biggest mining conference, held in Toronto each year.

The speech, an advanced version of which is already online, will simply add to the carnage with its word salad message that “environmental policy is not just good for the planet, but it’s also good for business,” whatever that means.

Then there’s the tour which is, in itself, passing the buck and an admission of half a decade of failure. “In the coming year, we want to hear from you on how to innovate and transform our economy to keep good jobs here and create new ones … We will be launching pathways soon so that industries, citizens, Indigenous peoples can inform Canada’s clean transition,” Trudeau is to say in a speech. The tour won’t get underway until April, said sources. Translation? The meetings will simply stall and defuse tensions and will spend a couple of years asking Canadians what to do because the government doesn’t know what to do. Never did.



Leadership is about knowledge and judgment. It’s about adhering to the organizing principles of the nation, weighing all strategic options, adopting best practices, and adhering to the national interest. The “national interest” is not about clinging to power by making micro-alliances with as many noisy, vested interests as possible. That’s what this regime has done and is why it shares power with socialists, greens, secessionists, American eco-NGOs, 632 First Nations, certain regions, and any hereditary chieftain no matter how questionable their influence or authority is.

The tipping point, in terms of living standards, has been reached now that no one is preventing radicals from illegally crippling the economy in solidarity with hereditary chiefs who claim sovereignty over Ottawa, the province, the 20 First Nations, and the rule of law. Ironically, no one is protecting these projects that will build the economy, bring dignity and jobs to the First Nations, and replace the use of dirty coal in Asia.



Since 2015, the Liberals have overtaxed, targeted Canada’s engine of economic growth (resources), untethered First Nations leaders from constraints involving the charter of rights or laws, and allowed foreign and domestic environmental radicals to run riot or be embedded in federal positions.

Trudeau has claimed Canadians want draconian climate change remediation, but that’s not true. For instance, a December poll showed 76 per cent believe the country needs to be doing more on the issue of climate change, but 64 per cent believe Canada should capitalize on the global need for fossil fuels. That’s not a mandate. That’s support for a vague notion compared to huge support for a concrete policy of resource development.



Now we must put up with a listening tour by a clueless regime, elected to lead in the national interest, but unable to do so because, apparently, none of us saw the “wake-up call” coming.

LINK: http://business.financialpost.com/diane-francis/diane-francis-how-many-more-resource-wake-up-calls-will-our-prime-minister-snooze-through
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#138
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in Regina View Post

How many more resource 'wake-up calls' will our prime minister snooze through?

Leaders are supposed to lead. Then there’s Canada. The deputy prime minister said over the weekend that Teck Resource’s decision to pull the plug on a giant mega-project should be a “wake-up call” for Canadians. Apparently, the call was for the rest of us, not for the Liberal government who created the mess in the first place.



And to correct the record, this was not simply one “wake-up call” but followed dozens more since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took over in 2015. At least $150 billion in capital has left Canada, and as many as 200,000 jobs, because the Liberals have made it impossible to build infrastructure or resource projects or wealth here. (But SNC lavalin Fiasco was all about the 3000 jobs in Quebec that where never in any real danger?)

This is also not the last “wake-up call” either. More catastrophes await following this year’s calamities. The next victims, beset by government paralysis and Indigenous or eco-radical sabotage, will likely be: the $12-billion TMX pipeline; the $40-billion Kitimat LNG plant and $6.7-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline.


Undaunted by this or by dreadful polls, the prime minister accepts no responsibility or blame and his only solution is to launch a listening tour in order to ask Canadians what to do, and to give a speech at the world’s biggest mining conference, held in Toronto each year.

The speech, an advanced version of which is already online, will simply add to the carnage with its word salad message that “environmental policy is not just good for the planet, but it’s also good for business,” whatever that means.

Then there’s the tour which is, in itself, passing the buck and an admission of half a decade of failure. “In the coming year, we want to hear from you on how to innovate and transform our economy to keep good jobs here and create new ones … We will be launching pathways soon so that industries, citizens, Indigenous peoples can inform Canada’s clean transition,” Trudeau is to say in a speech. The tour won’t get underway until April, said sources. Translation? The meetings will simply stall and defuse tensions and will spend a couple of years asking Canadians what to do because the government doesn’t know what to do. Never did.



Leadership is about knowledge and judgment. It’s about adhering to the organizing principles of the nation, weighing all strategic options, adopting best practices, and adhering to the national interest. The “national interest” is not about clinging to power by making micro-alliances with as many noisy, vested interests as possible. That’s what this regime has done and is why it shares power with socialists, greens, secessionists, American eco-NGOs, 632 First Nations, certain regions, and any hereditary chieftain no matter how questionable their influence or authority is.

The tipping point, in terms of living standards, has been reached now that no one is preventing radicals from illegally crippling the economy in solidarity with hereditary chiefs who claim sovereignty over Ottawa, the province, the 20 First Nations, and the rule of law. Ironically, no one is protecting these projects that will build the economy, bring dignity and jobs to the First Nations, and replace the use of dirty coal in Asia.



Since 2015, the Liberals have overtaxed, targeted Canada’s engine of economic growth (resources), untethered First Nations leaders from constraints involving the charter of rights or laws, and allowed foreign and domestic environmental radicals to run riot or be embedded in federal positions.

Trudeau has claimed Canadians want draconian climate change remediation, but that’s not true. For instance, a December poll showed 76 per cent believe the country needs to be doing more on the issue of climate change, but 64 per cent believe Canada should capitalize on the global need for fossil fuels. That’s not a mandate. That’s support for a vague notion compared to huge support for a concrete policy of resource development.



Now we must put up with a listening tour by a clueless regime, elected to lead in the national interest, but unable to do so because, apparently, none of us saw the “wake-up call” coming.

LINK: http://business.financialpost.com/diane-francis/diane-francis-how-many-more-resource-wake-up-calls-will-our-prime-minister-snooze-through

It seems we are no longer allowed to be wood cutters and water bearers .
 
petros
+1
#139
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

It makes no sense for 11,500 jobs opened for agriculture in Canada in January, did Ottawa open a new department across the country?

With the snow gone harvest and drying is back in.
 
petros
+1
#140
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Funny you pick one of about three things public money should be spent on to mock. And it is not really public money at that. Everyone that drives a gas or diesel vehicle pays a tax for roads. So really that is just the government actually providing one of the services we pay directly for.

We pay 17 cents a liter in excise tax.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+2
#141
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

We pay 17 cents a liter in excise tax.

And GST and PST on top of that . A tax on a tax how wonderful is that ?
 
Hoid
#142
Fed just cut rates by half a point in response to corona virus emergency.

Bank of Canada will probably be cutting rates tomorrow
 
Hoid
#143
Stock markets going down hard on high volume

what more can the fed do?


free money?
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+2
#144
Tesla is getting creamed again.


It's an unholy beating
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#145
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Tesla is getting creamed again.
It's an unholy beating

Is it because of the Corona virus that their stock is dropping?











I didn't think so
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+1
#146
might be because coronavirus has caused the shares to have no EPS... I'm almost certain that is a symptom of the virus
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+1
#147
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Is it because of the Corona virus that their stock is dropping?
I didn't think so

could be. That is what is causing the rest of the markets to drop. Then again it could do with Musk's private space ship having a little internal problem.
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+1
#148
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

could be. That is what is causing the rest of the markets to drop. Then again it could do with Musk's private space ship having a little internal problem.


Like his cars


 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+3
#149
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Like his cars

Is that one blocking a RR track?
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+2
#150
Pretty sure that it's a protestor's car, so the tires were removed from vehicle to burn on tracks and they later set fire to the car to express solidarity with the tires