Monthly Archives: April 2011

You are not in Kansas anymore!

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April 26, 2011
You are not in Kansas anymore!

    The Canadian election is nearing completion and one of the big issues has been pensions. Steve Paikin covered the issue on his show, The Agenda. I have posted the video below. The show is an excellent discussion but completely neglected the 800 pound gorilla in the room… public sector pensions. Pensions have...
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A new roadmap for the future

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April 12, 2011
A new roadmap for the future

  As our book nears completion and the last details are put in place and polished up there is some apprehension about whether we have covered all the necessary material bases and whether the concepts that we have developed and the ones we have used are appropriate. It is nice to be vindicated with...
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Total government spending on Wages and Salaries

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April 5, 2011
Total government spending on Wages and Salaries

  In dong some research for my upcoming book I found some interesting statistics about the total cost of government employees. In 2010 the Province of Ontario spent $118 Billion. Of this amount $71.2 Billion went into the wages and salaries packet of provincial employees. This means that 60% of the total spending in...
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Laurentian Medical College makes cut backs on staff to pay for pension

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April 1, 2011
Laurentian Medical College makes cut backs on staff to pay for pension

There was an article in the Sudbury Star that shows the increasing danger of gold-plated pensions. 24 jobs cut at Northern Ontario School of Medicine. NOSM is operated by Laurentian University in Sudbury. It is unacceptable for the people of Ontario at a time when there is a strain on our health system and...
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