Editor, The Times:
The Harper government is up to its old tricks, helping its wealthy big business friends and destroying the union movement in Canada. In the Conservatives’ view, there is only room for a limited number of wealthy individuals and corporations if they are Conservative supporters. The vast majority of workers should have their wages, benefits and pensions cut or reduced in favour of the wealthy to make Canada more competitive in world markets. Where the heck do these Conservative think the well-paid Canadian workers spend their money? Don’t they realize Canadian businesses, large and small, benefit from having well-paid Canadian workers?
Perhaps the Harper government would favour a return to slavery. Wow! Wouldn’t that make Canadian products internationally competitive? I am convinced that first world conditions for big business and third world conditions for workers is a Harper Conservative idea of heaven on earth.
Why would any employer in Canada negotiate with their workers in good faith when they can rely on the government to use their power to force workers back to wages and conditions that are in forced decline? It is no accident that the first three letters in Conservative are con because that was what Harper’s crowd pulled on us in the last election, a massive con!