Oh boy. Try as I might I can't escape the feeling that things are out of control in Harperland.
If it isn't the snow in Saskatchewan, it's the runaway blimp in New Brunswick.
And of course floating gently over us all in his runaway hot air
Puffed up with false pride, sweating profusely, and under heavy opposition fire.
The employment minister was on the defensive Monday in the House of Commons, but he’s also under attack from business groups, labour unions and — perhaps most troubling for Kenney with a federal election looming — everyday Canadians who believe the Conservatives have made it easier for foreigners to swipe their jobs.
Trying to blame others for the problem he created. Calling on employers to hike wages when his program was designed to suppress them.
Claiming he's the man to fix the problem.
“If and when there are abuses, we act clearly and quickly,” he said, referring to the temporary ban he placed on restaurants last week preventing them from accessing the temporary foreign worker program.
When he doesn't even know where to start, because the Con balloon is flying blind.
Dominique Gross of Simon Fraser University was commissioned by the C.D. Howe Institute to take an in-depth look at the troubled program. What she found essentially is that the federal government is flying blind.
It does not know enough about Canada’s labour market to judge whether skill shortages are real; it doesn’t know which occupations are experiencing shortages; and it does not know enough about the availability of domestic workers to judge whether employers need to recruit abroad.
Great eh? That's what happens when you live in Harperland where ignorance is STRENGTH.
And incompetence RULES...
And the good news?
Judging by the angry reaction this is the kind of emotional issue that can KILL the Harper Cons.
Canadians may be indifferent about the sad state of our democracy.
But they will NEVER forgive those who made it easy for their corporate buddies to steal their jobs.
We'll never have a cause more visceral, or slogans more powerful than this one...
From groups like this one. That are forming all over the country.
Kenney will never be able to please all those angry Canadians AND our greedy, grasping business class.
And since Harper and his sellout gang are flying blind, and the problem is out of control, they will wear it all the way to the next election.
We'll make sure of that eh?
We finally have an issue that challenges both their competency and their patriotism.
If we fan the flames, it will help bring down the Con balloon...
And if Jason Kenney has any sense of decency left.
He knows what he must do...
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