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Canadian conservatives are a minority

Canadian voters are overwhelmingly left of centre. Conservative voters in Canada are in the minority.

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Lethbridge Opinion

Lethbridge has a long labour history

Given its propensity to vote in Conservative representatives, Lethbridge is known as a conservative stronghold. But it actually has a significant labour history going back over a century.

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Tax credits don’t help taxpayers

Must be a federal election. The Conservatives are promising tax credits again, and disguising them as tax cuts.

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Rhetoric around Indigenous people hindering progress

This sort of language is a continuation of centuries-old rhetoric of Indigenous people hindering settler progress.

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Opinion Uncategorized

Conservatives don’t actually care about the economy

You’ve probably heard conservatives talk about how important the economy is as an election issue, how important jobs are, or business investment is, or the GDP is. Except conservatives don’t actually care about the economy.

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2007 Conservative Tax Plan

The Canadian government issued $60 billion in tax relief this week. Here’s a brief breakdown. GST cut one percentage point to 5 per cent, effective 1 Jan 2008 Personal income tax cut retroactive to Jan. 1, 2007, cutting lowest marginal tax rate to 15 per cent from 15.5 per cent Jump in basic personal exemption […]