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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 7 Mar, 2013 At 03:51 PM | Categorized As Neoliberal Alert, Stephen Harper | With 0 Comments

Economist David Macdonald made a significant discovery about Harper’s “shadow public service”, the group of private contractors, consultants, and temporary workers that Harper’s government outsourced to displace public workers. The total cost to the taxpayer was $1.2 billion in 2012, or 79 per cent higher than when Prime Minister Stephen Harper took power in 2006. [...]