Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Coalition To Nowhere: Undoing our Economic Action Plan

Source CTV Saturday Feb 27, 2010 3:45 C.S.T.

UPDATED Source CTV Feb 27, 2010 5:15 CST Speedskating Men's Pursuit another Gold!

UPDATE 3 Source CTV February 27, 2010 5:36 pm CST

UPDATE 4 Source CTV February 27, 2010 8:40 pm CST - Curling Men's

We are "Owning The Podium" against the US, Germany and Norway, the SuperPowers in Winter Olympics.  The naysayers were premature in their criticisms.
Politics in Canada has taken a backseat for a few weeks and many of us are thankful. Rex Murphy February, and no Question Period -- how did the nation survive? it is a funny piece and I am sure many of us would agree. Any chance of extending the prorogue until the summer 2011?

The media driven outrage organized by the partisan political parties in opposition failed to ignite or sustain their Hope & Change campaign. The Left has played games with our Games regarding the logo, the torch relay, and doubting the spirit of Canadians to rally behind each other. Many in the Left fear this pride and spirit of what makes this country so great will be used for political purposes beyond the control of their media personalities and provide the current government with a positive wind in their sails for a majority in 2010.

Olympics Vanoc 2010

82% of Canadians, 64% of Britons and 62% of Americans say the Vancouver Winter Olympics have been run “well” or “very well”-Angus Poll

Half of Canadians Say Current Economic Conditions Are Good - Angus Poll

The outlook for personal finances fares better, with 62 per cent of Canadians rating their situation as “good” or “very good”, and 36 per cent rating it negatively (only eight per cent of respondents call their position “very poor”).
Canadians mostly foresee economic conditions to remain unchanged over the course of the next six months (51%), but more than one third (35%) predict an improvement.

Political Leadership
Canadians place their trust to handle economic matters mostly in Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney (51%), followed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper (43%), and Official Opposition leader Michael Ignatieff (26%).

 "This is a significant moment in the history of our country," Mr. Ignatieff said in an interview at the Four Seasons Hotel. "There is just no question about it. It doesn't belong to any party, but it's obviously going to affect our politics this year." By that, Mr. Ignatieff says he means that Canada will emerge from this Olympic experience more confident and ambitious. Canadians' dreams might be bigger now, and they will expect the country's political leaders to have aspirations as big as theirs."The political question," he said, "is who will benefit from that renewed sense of ambition, renewed sense of hope and renewed sense of faith? It's clear this is a huge political fact and we don't know how it's going to go." - CTV

It looks like the Bloc, Green, NDP and some Liberal voters don't vote CPC don't believe the Liberals are capable of doing a better job. 

The Coalition to Nowhere?

Provincial Outlook Executive Summary: Winter 2010 - The Conference Board of Canada

Document Highlights:

  • British Columbia will finish first this year, boosted in part by the Winter Olympic Games and a recovery in the decimated forestry sector.
  • Ontario is forecast to outpace the national average for the first time in nearly a decade in 2010. The provincial economy has been picking up speed over the last few months.
  • Quebec will experience only modest economic growth over the next two years, as the aerospace industry continues to suffer and public infrastructure stimulus winds down.
  • The Maritime provinces, along with Manitoba, will post real GDP growth of 2 per cent or less in 2010. These provinces did not falter as much during the recession.
  • New potash sales early this year will kick off the recovery in Saskatchewan.
  • Alberta’s energy sector is set to bounce back, while the resource sector will fuel a rebound in Newfoundland and Labrador, as both provinces emerge from the recession.


Ardvark said...

Speaking of medal counts as of writing this we have at least 4 more guaranteed silvers(men's hockey, men's team pursuit, men's PGS, men's curling) with an additional 1 a distinct possibility in 4 man bobsled.

I think not all of these will be silver =)

The_Iceman said...

In the ancient Greek Olympics, prizes were only awarded to first place, at least in so far as I can tell from the 10 minutes of research I did in wikipedia. Based on the spirit in which the games were born "if you ain't first, you're last!"

Also gymnasts competed in the nude.

CanadianSense said...

Just watched another GOLD Mens Team Pursuit!!!!

Ardvark said...

And a gold in men's pgs!!!!

We do own the podium!