Neo-liberalism and the ongoing economic assault on ordinary Canadians
Date Written: 2012-01-30
Year Published: 2012
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16208
Two recent stories out of Ottawa underline the ongoing political and economic assault on ordinary Canadians. More Canadians are now working for low wages than at any time in decades, continuing a trend that began in the early 1990s, and Stephen Harper has announced major changes to retirement benefits -- including delaying Old Age Security(OAS) eligibility to age 67. What kind of society beggars those of its citizens who worked all their lives and now want to retire in dignity while privileging the rich and super-rich?