The Conservative government’s “austerity” budget cuts, they’re coming. Huge cuts to social programs and services. Cuts so deep they’ll alter the quality of life of thousands of Canadians. Especially through massive job losses in the public sector. Surely, this is the wrong moment for reckless, ideology-inspired cuts.
Statistics Canada reported last Tuesday that the economy contracted 0.1 per cent in November. In October, the economy recorded zero growth. The budget is expected to slash as much as $8 billion from federal spending.
Not long ago, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives warned us that the cuts will slash 60 000 jobs. This report: The cuts behind the curtain: How federal cutbacks will slash services and increase unemployment.
Cuts targeting the wrong places.