Canadian Budget January 2009

Sent to: The Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Ottawa, ON Dear Mr. Flaherty: I hear that you are consulting widely prior to finalizing your budget proposals. I trust that you are giving adequate consideration to two groups of people: … Continue reading

A list of priorities for the Canadian government

Finance Minister Flaherty has promised us tax cuts. The recent surplus, and projections for the future, make such a promise possible. And many people and corporations are happy. But we would prefer to see more compassionate and progressive use of … Continue reading

Canada in the world

Yesterday I saw Jeffrey Sachs on CPAC, and was most impressed. He is Special Advisor to Kofi Annan on the subject of the Millennium Goals, and is with the Earth Institute of Columbia University. He expressed most eloquently some thoughts … Continue reading