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Government of Canada hypes tax cuts with random photo of this soup truck

Are Conservative tax breaks better than receiving handouts from the back of a soup truck? And is that really a basket of soup being unloaded from that soup truck? And since when does soup come in a basket? Soooo many questions. The image below appears on the Government of Canada’s Canada.ca website under a section labelled […]

March 4, 2015

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Are Conservative tax breaks better than receiving handouts from the back of a soup truck?

And is that really a basket of soup being unloaded from that soup truck? And since when does soup come in a basket?

Soooo many questions.

The image below appears on the Government of Canada’s Canada.ca website under a section labelled “Government of Canada activities and initiatives.” It’s supposed to highlight government priorities, but more often than not just links to Stephen Harper’s 24/Seven promo videos — and various tax goodies the Conservative government wants to remind you about.

The tab labelled “It’s Tax Time!” links to a page on Canada.ca listing the Canada Revenue Agency’s various tax credits:

We’re not sure, but the enigmatic image appears to show a basket of food being unloaded from the back of a soup truck. Presumably, the basket is filled with soup. However, it also sort of looks like it could be a bushel of corn.

What do you see going on here?

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One-third of Canadians say they have “fallen behind” under Stephen Harper

How are Canadians feeling about their financial situation? A recently released EKOS poll found 34% of Canadians — a little over one-third of those polled — say they’ve “fallen behind” over the last year: Only 18% say they’ve “moved ahead.” (In other words, nearly double say that things are getting worse instead of getting better.) And more troubling […]

March 3, 2015

How are Canadians feeling about their financial situation?

A recently released EKOS poll found 34% of Canadians — a little over one-third of those polled — say they’ve “fallen behind” over the last year:

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Only 18% say they’ve “moved ahead.” (In other words, nearly double say that things are getting worse instead of getting better.)

And more troubling for Harper’s Conservatives? The same poll found one-third of respondents feel they’ve fallen behind over the last five and last ten years (the…