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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 11 Mar, 2013 At 06:18 PM | Categorized As Stephen Harper | With 0 Comments
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Between useless fighter jets, flying limos to India, and spending millions in propaganda, Harper is looking more like the lavishing North Korean dictator than a fiscally responsible Conservative. The government spent $78.5 million last year on advertising versus $43.5 million in 2006. A third of that money went to advertising his controversial Economic Action Plan. [...]

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