Editor: The federal government has once again snubbed its nose at providing consideration to Canadian workers because the Conservative party base heeds only the concerns of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business — CFIB.
Mr. Flaherty flatly refused to consider the possibility of a 3.1 per cent increase to premium deductions for Canada Pension Plan. As an example a $20 deduction would be increased to $20.62 — hardly enough to ensure the job losses, plant closures and higher unemployment as threatened by the CFIB. But then, nobody ever anticipated a Conservative government would consider the interests of Canadian workers when the bottom line of increasing profits for business owners is threatened — even if it is only by a few cents on a payroll deduction.
Instead of running government like business, it should be run like a farm where the farmer protects the small from being gobbled up by the big instead of providing assistance to ensure the big are able to gobble up every last crumb at the fastest speed.
Marion E. MacCallum,