EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE IS PRETTY MUCH A SCAM. Four out of ten jobless workers get nothing out of the plan—no matter how much they paid into it or for how long. What benefits workers do get are skimpy and end too soon.
SOME OLD PEOPLE ARE WORTH MORE THAN OTHERS. At least that’s how the provincial paymasters in Nova Scotia see it. That means some of the workers who care for the elderly in the province will get a promised cash award and some won’t.
THE SO-CALLED ‘MAGIC OF THE MARKET’ FAILED AGAIN. We still have a housing crisis more than 10 years after the 2008 meltdown of the world economy—something the universal application of an austerity agenda was supposed to fix. Letting the so-called “free market” fix things only made matters worse.