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Canadian Politics

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How well do you know Canada?
Statistics about Canada
% statistic % statistic
0 percent improvement in child poverty since 1989. 56 percent drop in foreign aid since 1975.  
0 percent increase in middle class income, inflation-adjusted income since 1980. 76 percentage of print and TV media in Vancouver BC owned by one company.  
0.75 percent of Canadians who donated to any political party in 2006. 80 percent of Canadians who have never belonged to any political party.  
2.4 percent of direct foreign investment that created new jobs, 97.6% was for takeover of existing companies which diverted the profits to offshore tax havens. 100 percent increase in GDP (Gross Domestic Product) since 1989.  
21 percent of jobs that are paid too low to provide food, shelter and heat. 8-12% is typical in Europe. 400 percent increase in share of the economic pie by taken by investors at the expense of workers since 1992.  
55 percent foreign takeovers financed by Canadian banks.  
~ Mel Hurtig (born:1932-06-24 died:2016-08-03 at age:84), stats from  The Truth about Canada: Some Important, Some Astonishing and Some Truly Appalling Things All Canadians Should Know About Our Country

Avoiding Nut Cases

If a man carries a gun, either he plans to kill someone or threaten to kill someone. I don’t want to be anywhere near such a nut case. That is a job for the police. We don’t need amateur police any more than we need amateur high voltage linemen or amateur skunk control officers.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)

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