posted by leftdog at Thursday, November 20, 2014 |Permalink|
Monday, November 10, 2014
(Former Lord) Conrad Black Continues To Be A Disgusting Example Of The Self Serving Right Wing ..... just sayin'
"Former media baron Conrad Black says that when he renounced his
Canadian citizenship to sit in the British House of Lords he was only
doing so “temporarily,” and meant to re-apply until he was sidetracked
by his legal troubles south of the border.
Black said Monday he was not turning his back on Canada itself when he
gave up his citizenship in 2001 to become Lord Black of Crossharbour.
Then-prime minister Jean Chretien had enforced an old law that said a
Canadian citizen cannot become a British lord while retaining Canadian
“I made it clear when I renounced it I was only doing it temporarily,”
Black told CTV’s Canada AM while promoting his new book, “Rise to
Greatness: The History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present.”
posted by leftdog at Monday, November 10, 2014 |Permalink|
Thursday, November 06, 2014
SNC-Lavalin Got Harpers Corporate Tax Cut - Made Huge Profits - Will Now Axe 4000 Jobs!
Another huge corporate welfare bum is going to cut thousands of jobs after lining their bank rolls with Stephen Harper's huge corporate tax cut. Profits of$195.6 million were earned by SNC-Lavalin for the first nine months of 2014,
"Montreal engineering conglomerate SNC-Lavalin says it will cut 4,000
jobs over the next 18 months in an attempt to streamline operations and
save $100 million. "SNC-Lavalin plans to scale back certain underperforming activities
and adjust, consolidate and streamline some of its operations and
corporate structure to improve efficiency, effectiveness and competitive
positioning," the company said in a statement. Part of that will be the loss of about 4,000 jobs, which represents about nine per cent of the company's total workforce." CBC News
posted by leftdog at Thursday, November 06, 2014 |Permalink|
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Scotia Bank Got Harper's Tax Cut - Have Made $5.7 B Profit So Far In 2014 AND NOW WILL CUT 1500 Jobs!!
Here is how things are working in Stephen Harper's corporate paradise .. formerly known as 'Canada' ....
"TORONTO - Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) warns that it's cutting the equivalent
of 1,500 jobs companywide — about two-thirds of them in Canada [...] Despite the magnitude of
the announcement, the bank said it remains on track to meet its 2014
financial objectives. Like Canada's other major banks, Scotiabank has
been extremely profitable — with a total $5.57 billion of net profit in
the first three quarters of 2014. "Today's announcement is a
result of making some difficult but necessary decisions to support our
long-term goals," said Brian Porter, Scotiabank's president and chief
posted by leftdog at Sunday, November 02, 2014 |Permalink|
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Shooting On Parliament Hill In Ottawa !!! UPDATED
- There have been 3 separate shooting incidents in and around the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada. Details are sketchy. Early reports that Soldier at War Memorial has died from attack. - At least two people were shot after multiple gunmen opened fire on Parliament Hill and the nearby cenotaph. - An arrest has been made. - One victim appears to be a soldier. Several people were seen performing CPR. - Another body is reported to be on the ground just outside the Library of Parliament. Dozens of shots were heard. - Two men were seen jumping from a Toyota Corolla, followed by dozens of shots. - Veteran Affairs Minister Julian Fantino told QMI Agency at least one of the shooters was shot and killed inside the building. -
Journalists reported police were trying to keep them away from the
scene. Those inside Parliament reported they were told to stay inside
rooms with the door locked.
Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot
and fatally wounded a soldier standing guard at the National War
Memorial in downtown Ottawa, before seizing a car and driving to the
doors of Parliament Hill's Centre Block nearby. The slain soldier is Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24,a reservist from Hamilton.
Moments later, MPs and other witnesses reported 30 to 50 shots fired inside the main Parliament building. It was confirmed later the gunman was shot dead inside the building,
felled by the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms and RCMP, according to
MPs' accounts. CBC.ca
posted by leftdog at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 |Permalink|