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Jul
09

the trojan recession

One of the things that I find annoying about Blogathon is that there is a bit of a structural blockade in terms of getting the research you need in order to full back up your point. I like to embellish my stories with delightful facts, but here, there is no time to go fact hunting, at least in terms of finding data relevant to the conversation. In lieu of finding something pertinent or specific, I choose the latter:

A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

Now back to regularly scheduled business.

The CUPE workers who are currently on strike in the City of Toronto are making one particular claim over and over again. Now, not taking sides, I believe that it is possible that some employers are indeed taking advantage of the recession to cut jobs, or, in the case of governments, to cut spending.

This is what happened with the recent Student Aid budget in BC. I strongly doubt that the money that this saves us this year or within the next few years, will be equal or greater to the broader societal cost that cutting student aid does to a jurisdiction.

Colin Hansen and the rest of the government should find a way to re-fund student aid.

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