A Federal election right now would be wasting money. The Conservatives would win another minority at the worst and we would be back to square one again. To all MPs, do the job you were elected to do. Work for the best interests of your constituents, whether they voted for your or not. You get to keep your job for another 4 years and you have an opportunity to show your employer (your constituents) what you have done for them.
That is a lot better than a kick in the tenders that many of us working stiffs have received from our employers and forced us to look for job that are not there to find.
Get along with each other, or get out of politics.
Say NO to another election.
Ignatieff dismissed suggestions the government now has a plan to get Canada’s budget back in the black, reminding reporters it was the Conservatives who denied Canada would be in a recession, or face a deficit. “Now he’s saying we’ll get back to balance by 2015? If pigs can fly."
Buy Canadian Dollar If Government Falls, RBC Capital Recommends.
Investors shoud buy the Canadian dollar against its US counterpart and hold it for four to six days if a non-confidence vote topples the country’s government, RBC Capital Market said.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s minority Conservative Party government faces defeat by non-confidence vote as early as next week after the main opposition Liberal Party withdrew its support earlier this month. The result would send Canadian voters to the polls.
The possible fall of the government and a concomitant election call will open a window of opportunity for short-term Canadian-Dollar players, even though the political landscape is unlikely to change dramatically,"Matthew Strauss, an RBC senior currency strategist in Toronto, wrote in a note to clients to-day.
The currency, nicknamed the loonie, benefits from “the certainty that an election call brings normally after weeks or even months of speculation," Strauss wrote. Even so, profit margins often are small and bets on the currency need to be held for several days, he wrote.
The US dollar weakened against its Canadian counterpart in the days following six out of seven election calls since 1988, with “tactical trades" held four to six days yielding the best results, Strauss wrote.
CRTC reviewing its oversight of basic telecom service.
The CRTC is reviewing its oversight of basic telecommunications services and is calling on the public to suggest what it should require of providers.
Telecommunications companies, interested parties and members of the public have been invited to submit their thoughts to the CRTC. Parties who intend to comment must let the regulator know in writing they intend to do so by Sept. 25, and their comments must be submitted by Nov. 13.
The CRTC currently requires companies such as Bell, Telus, MTS and SaskTel to provide basic phone service to all Canadians. Part of the phone providers’ annual revenues go to a fund that subsidizes the cost of providing service to remote and rural communities.
The CRTC’s review will look at whether it should continue to enforce those two requirements, and whether it should be expanded to include other companies such as firms that wholesale services from the likes of Bell and Telus.
Aside from the potential dropping or expansion of existing requirements, the review could also see new services added to the list of basic obligations. The Public interest Advocacy Centre, a consumer watchdog, says it plans to argue that high-speed internet should be considered a basic service.
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By: 空空道人 on 九月 13, 2009 at 7:51 下午
Toronto’s election ready
Torontonians need an election, so bring it on.
The citizens of this city need their say on a rash of issues.
Are we happy with the way the mayor and council handled the strike?
What are the plans for next year’s budget?
Wouldn’t it be great to hear a couple of different plans for dealing with more than a half-billion-dollar hole and how they plan to attack the issue?
Keep in mind, a $550 million budget hole could be filled with a 23% property tax increase.
Go ahead, clean that coffee out of your nose, I’ll wait.
Otherwise, its the big ticket items that are going to have to be hit: cutting police officers, slashing TTC service, hiking TTC fares, raising recreation fees, slashing all sorts of city services. We can’t cut the fire dept. budget, can we?
Symbolic cuts, like councillors’ salaries, don’t get you anywhere. It’s going to take big, big cuts.
Taking it another way, maybe we need professional people running this city, not councillors who are only good at getting elected, not running a business, not managing an $8.7 billion budget. How many of the councillors you see running this city can jump into another job if they lose?