What’s the real deal with the proposed electricity rate changes in the province? They hardly seem justified. Is it Poll Goosing season?
A little story about joining Canada, promises unkept, the erosion of our sovereignty, and redefining our future together
The Montreal Gazette interviews Statistics Canada’s chief economic analyst, Philip Cross, who says that Canada’s resource-based provinces now constitute almost a quarter of the country’s economic activity. Statistics Canada said Tuesday that as of 2010 the economies of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador contributed 22 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product – representing a rise of 4% from the year 2000. According to the report, GDP rose in every province and territory in 2010, a rebound from 2009, when the economies of most provinces declined or posted no gains. Source: The Montreal Gazette
Canada’s resource boom has apparently been good for the people of Alberta, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan. The three resource-rich provinces are 1, 2 and 3 respectively in a ranking of economic well-being compiled by the Ottawa-based Canadian Centre for the Study of Living Standards. Newfoundland stands out for the significant strides it’s made in the three decades covered by the index — a weighted measure of consumption, wealth, economic security and economic equality. Newfoundland, which was dead-last in 1981, now ranks No. 2 with a score of 0.639, significantly above the national average of 0.562 and well above Ontario at 0.538. You can read the report here. Source: The Globe and Mail
Maybe it’s time to turn it around: I want less for my kids than I had.
A peek at today’s house of assembly opening