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Old 04-06-2015, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jonsereed View Post
OMG ! A new building?!?!?!? With water fountains???? Can't they just meet at Timmies??? They have free WIFI now!

Bro, sarcasm doesn't go down well with tax payers when you waste $1.2 billion on a single building and use the "national security" excuse to cover up any cost over-runs.

And pray tell us, how is this in anyway being fiscally responsible for our hard-earned money?
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:12 PM
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Am I the only one that doesn't see an issue with this? As Canadians we generally have our mortgage set for periods from six months to five to seven years, then amortized over 25 years. You have to re-negotiate a new mortgage all the time.

So 11 times over 30+ years including periods of double digit interest. Seems perfectly reasonable to me. About three years a pop on average. That isn't even news.

Now of course that I'm in the US and have 2 5/8% for thirty years, it will be a cold day in hell before I renegotiate.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:37 PM
Location: Vancouver
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Originally Posted by jonsereed View Post
There was a financial meltdown in 2008-09, havent you heard ?

US banks, car makers going under, US economy grinding to a halt> bail out money left and right

Leftists screaming for more and more stimulus $ from the feds, so he obliged but still kept that deficit down near 1% of GDP which is a feat in by itself....look again at those numbers you linked

You can pin a lot of sins on Stephen Harper but excessive spending sure aint one of them
One of the reasons Canada's banking system and housing market survived is because of the regulations we have. Harper was all about changing those regulations. If Harper had gotten his way, Canada would of been in even a worse mess.

He then had the audacity to claim it was HIS stewardship that prevented this.

Harper economic record is extremely poor.

Here's an article about his push for deregulation before the economic troubles.

How Harper Gov't Pushed Financial Deregulation Here, Abroad | The Tyee

Here's an article about his mismanagement of the economy.

Harper and the illusion of economic management | Toronto Star

Leftist? Sheesh. Someone using that term only proves to me how extreme they must be on the opposite side.

I should add, that it's people all over the spectrum, politically speaking, that are questioning Harper and his leadership.

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Old 04-06-2015, 02:14 PM
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Deregulations would have been a mistake , I' ll give you that but nowhere near the catastrophic effect
the subprime mortgage caused in the US.

Now PM Harper would never have gone for that, not his style more like bleeding heart Democrats who believed that everyone should be able to own their own home.

Their undying faith in mankind was their Achilles heel.

Canada suffered greatly during this last recession due to the exodus of industry (especially in Ontario) and the heavy slowdown of cross border trade with the US.

The revenue stream was severely cut down.

PM Harper and his team effectively did what most responsible governments do......
He maximized revenue streams through trade deals and by capitalizing on our resource sector as well as making necessary cutbacks.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:29 PM
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1/2 of the posts in this thread are OFF TOPIC. If you want to complain about the new "spy palace" please start a new topic about it.
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