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With the return of Parliament and no formal LPC-NDP agreement being made public, I suppose we shall see how long this government lasts.
Bang on, I think. The LPC stumbled from one very stable minority into another one- and they did themselves the favour of emptying the other parties' war chests, AND setting the CPC up for some serious internal dissent. Nobody relevant is going to opt to push for an election for a few years.at least two years, perhaps as much as 3. It won't be a full term but the liberals will appear to govern as a majority. consultation will be bill by bill with the ndp and either paragraphs will be written in to appease them or amendments will be made as a result of "debate" in the house. The NDP have learnt from the past they will never be seen to be in bed with Trudeau
Seem, no. Not in public.at least two years, perhaps as much as 3. It won't be a full term but the liberals will appear to govern as a majority. consultation will be bill by bill with the ndp and either paragraphs will be written in to appease them or amendments will be made as a result of "debate" in the house. The NDP have learnt from the past they will never be seen to be in bed with Trudeau
They had better not get a penny.I hope so.
As for the tel coms…
Lower cell rates not promised in the 2019 Liberal Book o' Promises, so no worries!They had better not get a penny.
Not one. With the big three charging some of the highest rates on the planet for phone service and data, and knowing full well that Huawei equipment was likely to be banned, they don't deserve a bailout.
This would be so much more impressive if you could point to what first world nation had their telecom sector collapse during covid.So many cranks love to hate "big telecom" as well as "big oil", and a few other "bigs" on which there is so much human dependency.
The big telcos reinvest billions each year into upgrading Canadian infrastructure to keep up with the Joneses (latest tech). The service they provide is in exceptional demand whenever the sh!t hits the fan (ie. public welfare emergencies) and is just expected "to work". You will have noticed that it didn't all collapse when usage surged at the start of the COVID pandemic.
Yet other countries have comparable or better cell coverage and telecom infrastructure.For those curious, OpenSignal measures user experience around the world. There are international reports, and Canada-specific reports. There is also no shortage of press releases from the companies announcing how much they plan to invest in the next few years, and those amounts can be compared to the gross revenues (which are public information). Some of the investment is coupled with public (government) investment to bring services to remote parts of Canada (there are a few). You can decide whether Canada gets value for money.
I though you were against corporate welfare, or is that just Bombardier?Thought experiment: if telcos have to eat a loss, from where do you think it will come? Compensation cuts? Share dividend cuts? Reinvestment of profits in the business? You can't actually punish a corporation, but you can punish employees, mutual funds and pension plans, and Canada as a whole.
Potatoes potatoesCorporate welfare (eg. subsidies) is a gift. Compensation for takings is not.
Get out of here with that nonsense. The budget plans in Canada are the cost what people getting with top of the line services in other countries. And any attempt to foster competition in this nation have the big three crying bloody murder. Because why allow competition when they can gouge Canadians with their oligarchic system?Basic plans are available for people with modest budgets. The cost of entertainment is higher. That hefty fraction of video being moved around isn't just conferences between doctors saving lives.
Yes, you are right. My mistake. Of course Robber Barons never hire employees to do the manual labour. How foolish of me.Based on what's happened in the past, I can guess that companies will try to maintain dividends, and employees will take it in the neck (particularly in companies with variable pay components based on measured targets). Next time you see a tech up a pole in the middle of winter, you can curl your lip and sneer at the robber baron.