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Here is the new leader of the NDP, Thomas Mulcair in his first Question Period as leader of the opposition,

Questions about middle-class jobs. That was only a few days ago.

This morning, Statscan had welcome news for Canadians,

OTTAWA – After months of stagnant or even falling employment, Canada’s economy began churning out jobs again last month — and in a big way — adding 82,300 workers to the labour force.

The eye-popping gain, almost all in full-time work, was about eight times economists’ expectations and dropped the unemployment rate two notches to 7.2 per cent.

Of those numbers, 70,000 of those jobs are full-time.

Of course, if the NDP had their way their would sap the Canadian economy of its ability to attract investment and capital.

Anyhow, Thomas Mulcair’s NDP released a new ad this morning as well. Mulcair promises to build a more green and prosperous economy. Unfortunately for him, today was not the best of days to release an ad contrasting his economic vision with that of the real economy.

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  • Mthielen

    This ad just proves he is first last and always for Que and to hell with the rest of us.  This french ad will turn off a lot of so called western votes.  And who believes he is tied with the cpc.  The decline of PC support in AB is for the sitting prov govt, not the CPC.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    All parties will use them in the next election as they did in the previous one. As for allegations of fraud in the isolated case in Guelph, Elections Canada is investigating and will report in the future.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    All parties will use them in the next election as they did in the previous one. As for allegations of fraud in the isolated case in Guelph, Elections Canada is investigating and will report in the future.

  • Steven

    I was just kidding Stephen , meaning to put the manufactured national PPG, Liberal media freak out over Robo Calls into perspective with the Canadian Job gains

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    Ah, ok.

  • Liz J

    This is what we can expect from Mulcair, his head buried deeply in Quebec affairs assuming he will garner their support and ride to glory, the ROC can go to hell. IMO he’s in for a bit of a surprise  however his allegiance to Quebec is no surprise to anyone. We in the ROC realize Quebec support has put them into Official Opposition and it was done on the assumption there would be a coalition and seats with power would ensue. Didn’t happen, they were used and  they will be tossed when they don’t deliver on the promises he made.

  • Fred . . . Always Freddy . . .

    NDP/Socialists are utterly clueless about what makes an economy tick.

    What they do believe is they are so smart they just have to think up “good” ideas and help out by taking money from one group to give to another group to make everything “fair”

    Fools, arrogant, narcissistic fools.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    Mulcair’s first priority has got to be firming up NDP gains in Quebec. The NDP surprise in that province election is quite tenuous so I can’t blame him for his focus there.
    However, his stance against Canadian oilsands development is troubling, of course. We can be re-assured that Mulcair’s Quebec focus will keep him clear of most western seats.

  • Salparadise44

    So your take on the F-35 disaster/fiasco/scandal is: “F-35 scandal? What F-35 scandal?” Pretty quiet on that topic though….one can only assume it’s quite difficult to twist this particular disgrace into something you can pin on the Liberals.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    I can’t believe that the Canadian media doesn’t regularly take politicians to task over economic illiteracy. Fluency in the economic affairs of Canada doesn’t seem to a mainstream Canadian club requirement for admission.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    You should read my twitter feed.

  • p.f.

    Over at ctv.ca, 53 % of responders think Harper should resign over the F-35.  What’s worse, 55 % think he should resign over pocketing the host.

  • Salparadise44

     If you substituted “NDP” for “CPC” and you would have a very accurate description of what we’re witnessing right now. The CPC’s superior fiscal abilities are a myth. Canada’s ability to weather these current economic storms has little to do with choices they made.

    Taking money from one group to give to another group you say? How about taking money from OAS, civil servants etc. to give to F-35?  So guilty of that shame the CPC did their upmost to hide it from parliament/Canadians….and when caught their response is foolish arrogance and narcissism.

    But hey….there is always someone willing to buy into the age-old myths of conservative economic sensibility and (small L) liberal inability.

  • wallyj

      A little off-topic,but whatever happened with the investigation into the vote delay at the convention?
     

  • Anonymous

    All parties will use [robo-calling] in the next election as they did in the previous one.

    yeah. God forbid the CPC would do anything to make their political use more accountable, and violations easier to investigate.

  • Anonymous

     The answer to that question is approximately the same as the answer to why they still don’t teach personal economic basics in high schools .  An economically naive population is a profitable, malleable market.

    Of course, any group that turns a blind eye to the F-35 mess isn’t very fiscally savvy either.

  • Anonymous

     You and the NCC are on this bandwagon NOW… but where were you when this was all going down? Even in your above-linked “Mad Men” ad the F-35 issue doesn’t even rate a reference, even though it potentially trumps all the other referenced “wastes”.

    If you’re truly worried about economic illiteracy in the media, start with the NCC.

  • Anonymous

     You and the NCC are on this bandwagon NOW… but where were you when this was all going down? Even in your above-linked “Mad Men” ad the F-35 issue doesn’t even rate a reference, even though it potentially trumps all the other referenced “wastes”.

    If you’re truly worried about economic illiteracy in the media, start with the NCC.

  • Liz J

    We may as well get used to the leader of the Official Opposition straddling a political fence, doing the splits between Quebec and the ROC, having a different message on each side, If he fails to garner sufficient support beyond Quebec he still has a Fiefdom to wear a crown.

    He might want to take some time to differentiate between what is provincial and what is federal jurisdiction, his mandate is not to treat Quebec as a separate country.