Governments, universities, think tanks, large corporations and political parties generate studies and position papers as a matter of course. Sometimes they get a bit of a bounce around in the media though most remain fairly obscure. Suburban-poverty.com read recent leakage from a federal Tory document advocating American-style labour laws with concern.
Our home province, Ontario, is heading into a provincial election and so the grinding and mashing of a worn set of gears called neoconservatism is again to be heard far and wide. Progressive Conservative leader Hudak has aligned himself with his federal forefathers and their take on right-to-work legislation, minimum wages, worker safety, child labour all in the name of jobs. A claw back is what you call this. A fast ticket to the 50s people: and that’d be the eighteen fifties.
Hardly a surprise. Hopefully nobody will fall for this nonsense. Some splatter from Mayor Ford’s antics should help the voters make their minds up. Mayor Ford promised a right wing agenda and certainly delivers on the innate antipathy usually contained in them. Hudak’s interest in abusive, race-to-the-bottom American labour law grows from the same family tree that Ford’s rage and anti-social behaviour does. For both, the words of their Great Grandma Margaret Thatcher, “there’s no such thing as society”, clearly still represent the wisdom of the ages.
‘Right-to-work’ U.S. states a model for Ontario, say Tories. The Tories are launching a jobs tour to insist Ontario can be a manufacturing powerhouse again. But critics say it’s a road map to lower wages