I don’t usually get up on my soapbox but this story doesn’t bode well for the health of our economy. Almost 46K job losses in December with 39K of that right here in Ontario. The experts say that they didn’t even see this coming. With a Loonie that continues to devalue daily, anyone who believes that we are on the road to recovery in Canada and ON needs to get there head out of the sand and take a hard look around. The Provincial Liberals and Federal Conservatives keep saying that everything is alright and that we are weathering the storm. Tell that to the thousands that lost their job before Christmas! Everything is not fine economically in this country and YOUR government doesn’t have the cojones to tell you the truth.
The truth is:
1) The economy is bad and not getting better anytime soon.
2) If you live paycheck to paycheck, don’t expect that to change in the near future.
3) If you want to improve you personal situation than re-educate yourself, cut the fat off your budget and work hard. The government can only help so much.
If you think the austerity measures that are taking place in places like Italy and Greece are big, they’ll be nothing compared to what we will have to endure if we don’t elect leaders in this country who will tell Canadians like it is and stop feeding us the bull that we’ve been getting. Things are hard now and they will be getting harder in the future. I know that sounds bleak but if we don’t have great leadership that will act properly to get out of this scenario, there will be no light at the end of the tunnel.