Why the left shouldn’t underestimate Pierre Poilievre
Pierre Poilievre is a compelling, sharp speaker who has a considerable social media presence and is idolized by Conservatives across the country, He also gets a lot of play in the media, and has been floated as the leadership favourite in multiple publications. Assuming Poilievre is not derailed by personal concerns, he could very well be the Conservative leader by this summer or fall.
More fibs from the Fraser Institute
Fraser’s typical line is to depict Canada’s economic order as some sort of progressive spending frenzy which needs to be countermanded by severe austerity. This is not true. Canada’s general economic policy is already conservative, with low social spending, large tax breaks for property owners, and paltry government revenues. Increasing that conservatism would be needless, cruel, and bad policy.
No, unions aren’t job killers
On Monday, November 8, Matthew Lau, a right-wing writer who works for the Fraser Institute and Montreal Economic Institute, wrote a piece titled “Conservatives are wooing unions and killing jobs as a result” for Postmedia’s flagship paper. The piece suggests that Canadian conservative parties have abdicated traditional right-wing economics by cozying up to labour unions. This couldn’t be more mistaken.