Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Are You Better Off Today Than When Stephen Harper Became Prime Minister?

SHarper has been Canada's top dog since January, 2006. That's long enough to ask whether we're better off today than when he took over? The answer is "no, not by a long shot."

A report by Dale Orr Economic Insight shows that the average Canadian standard of living is off 4.3% compared to 2007.

From The Globe & Mail:

The report released Tuesday by Dale Orr Economic Insight shows Canadians have been on a downward spiral in terms of their standard of living since 2007.

The report estimates Canadians have seen a 4.3-per-cent falloff in their standard of living since 2007, in terms of real gross domestic product per capita.

And individuals living in most of the larger provinces, with the exception of Quebec, have fared worse.

The report estimates Albertans' standard of living has fallen 6.2 per cent since 2007, and Ontarians' by 5.8 per cent.

Steve promised that he'd change the face of Canada. I just didn't imagine it'd be this way.


Jingles said...

MOS this morning there was a commentary regarding Gerald Keddy's comment about lazy people in Halifax on LiberalsONLINE.ca Can you run it again please? I can't remember who the contributor is. Cheers, AM

The Mound of Sound said...

Sorry AM but I have no idea how to do that. You might try contacting James Curran who is the founder of LibsOnline. His page is "A Blog By James Curran" the "what do I know Grit". Good luck.

Jingles said...

Thanks MOS.