Tom Parkin

Type: Article

May 8, 2017
By Tom Parkin Over the past 12 months, the average Canadian wage has been falling, once inflation is included. Economy growth is weak. The cost of housing is rising – skyrocketing, in some regions. Part-time and temporary work is growing. It’s a stressful time – what’s there to be so happy about...
Feb 6, 2017
By at least mid-November, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was implementing a political strategy to scuttle electoral reform. December 1, 2016 was going to be a big boost for proportional representation – and Trudeau was ready to launch a disturbingly cynical and dishonest political strategy to...
Oct 31, 2016
It’s as regular as clockwork – lobby groups claiming public health costs are rising and unsustainable. But the fact is, Canadians’ public health care spending has been cut by 5% since 2011, according to data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). CIHI, the independent non-profit...