Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The captainless ship

Letter to the Editor, Winnipeg Sun yesterday:

Re: Canada's job losses.

When Harper asked for our votes just 100 days ago, according to him our economy was sound and we should be buying into the stock market. He said this even though Canada had been in recession for nearly a year and hundreds of thousands of quality jobs had already been lost.

Some say that Canada's problem is a worldwide banking crisis -- true in part. In Canada however, we have had three years of reckless spending, rudderless management of Canada's dollar and money supply, and zero actual action on infrastructure investment. More than a year into the crisis, we now have Harper's government reiterating prior and still unfulfilled promises of $10 billion in infrastructure stimulus.

The facts are plain.

We have a capricious federal government in charge of the Canadian ship. The sailors at the helm have been drunk on partisan power and too self-absorbed to notice that the ship is not sailing into safe harbour but rather heading into the rocks.

Thanks for making it oh so clear...:)