This 6 minute debate between Michael Hlinka, CBC business correspondent, and myself examines the economic impact of a Harper majority. It took place early today on Metro Morning, the local morning CBC program in Toronto.
It touches on the nature of growth, the distribution of the benefits of growth, the erosion of the foundation of growth, and the role of the NDP, as official opposition, to offer some balance to the process of defining and serving the public interest.
Note the Harper majority in the House of Commons is based on the preference of less than a quarter of Canadians (39.6% support from 61.4% of eligible voters)
There will be much discussion of where we are headed economically, socially and democratically in the coming days, weeks, and months.
60% of the decided stand for a generally progressive agenda.
40% of eligible voters need to be engaged.
Lots to work with. Lots to be done.
- How Harper can avoid turning a Budget Implementation Bill into a Duffy budget bill (November 27th, 2013)
- Canada’s (not so incredible) shrinking federal government (November 20th, 2013)
- Homelessness Policy (October 18th, 2013)
- Trickle Down Would Work If It Weren’t For The Sponges At The Top (September 19th, 2013)
- When Good Data Goes Bad: The NHS2011 (September 12th, 2013)