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PERVERSE 2009 (federal and Ontario)
stimulus-spending budgets are certainly
NOT! FAIR for the JOBLESS", says the
President/Party Leader of the ÉPC (Égalité
Party of Canada)
1a. The NUMBERS!!!
The Toronto Star newspaper Monday April 29th page
B3 article, "EI claims hit record numbers", reports
that 1.4 MILLION! Canadians are UNEMPLOYED, but
ONLY! 43% (610,000) (LESS THAN HALF) are NOT!
getting EI (employment insurance) benefits according
to United Steelworkers Union economist, Erin Weir.
He said that in Ontario only 32% collected EI because
the benefits are harder to get and did NOT last as long
due to regional variations in the EI program.
What has the Government done?
Extended EI by a MERE five (5) weeks.
However, the SENSELESS 2-week WAITING PERIOD
Michael Ignatieff, the new national Liberal Party Leader
wants people to qualify with 360 EI hours, but only during
the economic crisis.
Those qualifying with 360 EI hours are NOT! going to get
that much $$$ to live on.
2a. Tragic Dilemma
Many before being laid off are FORCED! to work
This *negatively* AFFECTS their EI benefits.
This happened to me when I ended up working
variable hours at $10 an hour.
In August 2004 I got $648 in EI benefits and the
Justice Department took 1/2 of that in family support
payments leaving me with only $324 to pay my food
and rent: $200 less than someone on social assis-
I went directly to the Office of the Minister of Justice
on the 3rd Floor of the West Block and handed him
a letter of complaint in English
His responded with a 300 page document saying
that what the Gov't did was LEGAL.
Perhaps in a FASCIST Police State like Canada
where the Gov't is RUN BY CROOKS! (in the view
of the ÉPC) that conduct their affairs IN SECRET
behind closed doors,
but it's **DEFINITELY** NOT! RIGHT.
It meant going to the Shepherds of Good Hope soup
kitchen in Ottawa's Lower Town to eat with the home-
less and having to put up with undercover cops that
plying them especially if they were from out of town
3a. WHAT! Adjustments
Prime Minister Harper said at a press conference
regarding the economic situation of the country
on his April 2009 visit to Jamaica: "... we will make
adjustments where necessary."
Human Resource Minister Diane Finley (former
ultra-right-wing Financial Post columnist) said
mid-April that fixing EI was NOT! a Government
priority: " ... everyone has agreed that this is
NOT the time to overhaul it".
WHEN! will be a good time to overhaul EI?
She's afraid the JOBLESS MIGHT abuse THE
Gov't employees doN'T abuse THE SYSTEM?
The auditor generals point out all sorts of
abuse committed by Gov't employees.
And the auditor general STILL doN'T monitor
two (2) cost areas that are *continually* OUT
1. health care costs;
2. judicial, policing costs.
4a. DECEPTIVE! Budgets
BOTH! the federal January 27th 2009 Budget
and the March 26th 2009 Budget of Ontario
are based on a PROJECTED mid-2010 economic
recovery with 2.3% economic growth.
On January 22nd 2009 (prior to the January 27th
2009 federal budget) Mark Carney, Governor of
the Bank of Canada, said that the "real GDP is
expected to rebound, growing by 3.8% in 2010."
NOT! possible with 1,000,000+ JOBLESS and A
LOT LESS $$$ circulating in the economy?
5a. The Jobless BETRAYED!
BOTH! the federal January 27th 2009 Budget
and this Province of Ontario March 26th Budget
BETRAY! the JOBLESS.
NEITHER offers INCOME SUPPORT
NOR do they create very many jobs.
The so-called "stimulus spending" that does
NOT BENEFIT THE JOBLESS is A **senseless**
WASTE OF MONEY.
6a. 3-stage Economic Contraction
This *unprecedented* ECONOMIC CONTRACTION
is STRUCTURAL because it *negatively* affects
MAJOR THINGS like bank accounts, investments,
stocks, housing, cars, and jobs.
The ÉPC sees this economic contraction happening
in three (3) STAGES.
the jobless let go of their homes, cars
the jobless stop paying on their credit cards
small businesses quit due to loss of customers.
The ÉPC is forecasting an economic recovery
starting and in 2011 over a protracted 5-year
7a. MIDDLE-CLASS Jobs: GONE!
The most significant factor of this economic
contraction is the LOSS OF GOOD-PAYING
PERMANENT (middle class) jobs that have
BUOYED the global economy in the past.
8a. Part-time, Variable Jobs: THE! Trend
More and more jobs being created are for
SHORT periods of time (contractual) and
Many are PART-TIME offered on a ON-CALL
basis depending on the WORK VOLUME.
9a. GOVERNMENT ABUSES! Temps
Far too many Gov't ministries, agencies,
departments routinely use temps from
temp agencies in order to avoid hiring
full-time and having to providing benefits
to LOW SKILL EMPLOYEES.
(The cleaners at the Toronto Reference
Library who cleans the washrooms are
a good example of that.)
Far too often temps are used as office
fodder and as a supply of FRESH MEAT
for philandering bureaucrats.
It's NOT! UNUSUAL that THE! CONDITION
for the renewal of a female temp contract
is to accept to be some philandering
bureaucrat's girl friend.
This activity occurs against a backdrop
of a a non-consenting culture of sexual
exploitation of women in the Gov't where
the abuse of the Public Purse is especially
bad (the major ministries) in the view of
(On Parliament Hill sexual exploitation
was ALWAYS *WITH* CONSENT: young
University girl consents to be an MP's
secretary and mistress for example.)
10a. PRECARIOUS! Latino Economic Model
With THE LOSS OF MIDDLE CLASS JOBS we
become a 2-TIER **Latino-like** SOCIETY
divided economically into two (2) groups:
i) those with PERMANENT JOBS (public, para-
public sector SYSTEM WORKERS, business
owners, religious personnel);
ii) those with VARIABLE JOBS (contractual,
part-time workers) who will experience JOB
SCARCITY during periods of LOW ECONOMIC
With NO! INCOME SUPPORT and TOO LITTLE
$$$ circulating in the economy, there's a RISK
of ECONOMIC COLLAPSE when value of the
currency is reduced to ZERO.
This happened to Argentina.
11a. Poverty and Rental Payments
The RULE OF THUMB regarding rent is that
it is supposed to be NO MORE than 1/3 of
the net monthly income.
To be obliged to PAY MORE than 1/3 is to
LIVE IN POVERTY.
To apply THIS MEASURE OF POVERTY might
put THE MAJORITY of Canadians living in
poverty in one of the RICHEST nations in
6% rental increases surpassed 2% wage
increases over the decades making rent
LESS AFFORDABLE over time.
In 1977 I was paying $200 on a 1-bedroom
apartment and $700 in 2007.
Many people in my apartment building in
downtown Ottawa were paying $850+
for a 1-bedroom.
The MINIMUM WAGE certainly did NOT!
go up 6% every year.
Who got HURT THE MOST?
The WORKING POOR with families.
Should the Gov't IMPOSE rent controls?
The ÉPC will ensure rents don't up more
than 2% a year.
(Incidentally, I noticed that the City of
Vancouver offers RENT SUBSIDIES to
those earning LESS THAN $28,000 a
12a. Poverty = Starvation
A VERY! RECENT university study confirms
that 2/3s of the Poor are NOT! eating
adequately: in other words they are
starving themselves to death.
POVERTY in Canada leads to STARVATION.
Often college/university students living
away from home will survive on pop corn
and cereal towards the end of their school
term, but once they're back home they eat
I, myself, was SO POOR that I ate one
meal a day in my first years in residence
at the University of Ottawa: in fact, in my
1st year I even ate dog biscuits to deal
with hunger pangs.
When I spent six (6) days out of seven (7)
in Eastside Vancouver from mid-April 2007
till July 2007 I learned that after 24 hours
the Poor forget to eat and only remember
to eat on the 3rd day.
This HABIT of IRREGULAR EATING causes
the mind to go and leads to starvation,
sickness, IMMOBILITY due to a lack of
energy, and INDUCES SLEEP.
People living in CHRONIC POVERTY are
FORCED TO SAVE MONEY by surviving
on tea and biscuits and drastically LOSE
They CAN'T GO ANYWHERE because they
don't have the $$$ to pay for public trans-
portation so they remain HOME BOUND.
After a time they become EXTREMELY
FRAIL: their health goes and they die.
This results in the :LIFE EXPECTANCY
of the Poor in Canada is significantly
Who's to BLAME?
In Europe the Poor get **MORE** THAN
DOUBLE what the Poor get in Canada.
And Canada is ONE OF THE RICHEST
THE PROBLEM is THE GOVERNMENT!
13a. The Poor DRUGGED!
The 1st THING a person is given on social
assistance is his/her DRUG BENEFIT CARD.
Though the Poor are **LACK** $$$ for THE
ESSENTIALS like food and rent, they are
GIVEN **A LOT** OF FREE MEDICATION that
keeps them docile and COMPLIANT with a
CROOKED! SYSTEM that DEHUMANIZES them
by reducing their quality of life.
The Gov't spends a lot of $$$ on medication
for them so they can deal with their DEPRESSION.
The DEPRESSED! POOR go to Emergency
several times a month: this costs the tax-
payer a lot of $$$ needlessly because it
can be avoided by giving the Poor the
necessary $$$ so they can LIVE DECENTLY.
One (1) in three (3) persons in our hospitals
are there due to poverty: giving the Poor the
necessary $$$ to LIVE A DECENT LIFE will
easily reduce hospital costs by 1/3.
14a. Income Support NEEDED!
Those with variable and part-time jobs need
INCOME SUPPORT from the GOVERNMENT.
The NEED FINANCIAL HELP to buoy them
through periods of low economic activity
when they canNOT find a job or when they
can only work at a part-time job until they
can get full-time work.
INCOME SUPPORT is GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY
because it buttresses the economy against
The more $$$ circulating in the economy, the
STRONGER the economy is and vice versa.
15a. Social Assistance Budget Dilemma
Any money earned is taken off the NEXT
MONTH'S social assistance cheque.
This makes it IMPOSSIBLE for those on
social assistance to work part-time.
b. The March 26th 2009 Ontario Budget
In this budget there is almost NOTHING! for the
NO! INCOME SUPPORT.
The GOVERNMENT has a long history of:
- NEGLECTING the Poor;
- NEGLECTING the youth;
- NEGLECTING 1st Nation Peoples.
NEGLECTING THE JOBLESS just accentuates this
INNATE **oligarchical** Police State TENDENCY
of SERVING THE ELITE: THE RICH, GOVERNMENT
(SYSTEM) employees (*especially* the Police),
elected officials, and their children.
This tendency by Police State Governments to
look after THE ELITE is quite COMMON in Latino
This budget clearly NEGLECTS the JOBLESS.
The Toronto Star calls this budget which has
been a long time in coming - two (2) months
after the federal budget - a "bold document
for tough times".
2b. PRE-BUDGET Announcements
On March 23rd the Premier of Ontario,
Dalton McGuinty in reference to the
$27.5 *infrastructure* stimulus budget,
($9 billion of which will go towards trans-
portation projects, $7 billion towards
health care projects, 4 billion towards
education projects) said that this would
create 146,000 jobs the 1st year, 168,000
jobs in the 2nd.
"Obviously, we're going to be as rigorous
as we possibly can be to ensure that the
taxpayers are being served well, the money's
being used wisely, and it's creating the jobs
we want to have created."
HOW did he arrive at THOSE SPECIFIC!
Real or IMAGINARY?
3b. MISDIRECTED! Ontario Budget Highlights
--->The $37.5 BILLION ($32.5 BILLION+$5
BILLION from Ottawa) in INFRASTRUCTURE
SPENDING over 2 years for building, repairing
roads, hospitals, schools, ... .
This creates jobs in the construction industry,
but does NOT help THE MAJORITY! of the JOBLESS,
50% of whom are WOMEN.
According to a April 9th 2009 Toronto Start
newspaper article entitled "Harper boasting
Canada leads in stimulus plan", Prime Minister
Harper said during a stop-over in Moncton, NB:
"We want to make sure we are putting people
to work in this construction season."
but is it?
The infrastructure spending also includes
money for TRAINING PROGRAMS that will
be USELESS! IF there are NO JOBS.
4b. Ottawa's $5 BILLION: CONDITIONS!
Municipalities received the project criteria
MID-April 2009 and the deadline is May 1st
Why SO LATE?
Is the federal GOVERNMENT PLAYING GAMES?
To be eligible the municipal projects need to
meet these conditions:
1. they must be NEW! projects;
2. the construction work must be completed by
the end of March 31st 2011;
3. HALF of the spending must be in the current
fiscal year ending March 31st 2010.
Ironically, there is NO "official" DEADLINE for
Ottawa to processing these municipal project
5b. Chinese Head-Tax Compensation: a Repeat?
Remember when the Government decided to
finally compensate for the Chinese head-tax.
The Chinese-Canadian community after a 10-year
period of deliberation period found 4000 deserved
compensation. The Gov't added EXTRA eligibility
CONDITIONS reducing that number to 400, 10%.
Was the GOVERNMENT being NASTY or SMART?
--->Lowering the business tax rate to 14%, July
1st 2009, (12%, July 1st 2010; 10%, July 1st 2013)
This HELPS CORPORATIONS financially.
It does NOT! HELP to the JOBLESS who NEED JOBS.
--->Lowering small business tax to 5.5%, July 1st
2010 (4.5%, July 1st 2011).
This helps small businesses stay afloat.
It does NOT! HELP to the JOBLESS who NEED JOBS.
--->Lowering manufacturer's+processing taxes to
16.7% July 1st 2009 (12%, July 1st 2010; 10%,
July 1st 2011).
NO! JOB CREATION here.
NO! HELP for the JOBLESS.
HOW! does this help the JOBLESS?
Instead it makes them POORER!
--->$3 MILLION towards the creation of "community
hubs" in LOW INCOME neighbourhoods.
Is this NECESSARY?
The Poor are already OVER POLICED.
WHAT! does it do for the JOBLESS?
It just makes Canada
a MORE! FASCIST Police State
where the Poor have always been
the SCAPEGOAT of a CROOKED PERVERSE!
SYSTEM OF behind-closed doors GOVERNMENT.
--->The $750 in COMBINED provincial and
federal HOT WATER tank rebates.
Does this help the JOBLESS?
It helps those that have a job like SYSTEM
(Government) employees that doN'T **need**
this MISDIRECTED! financial help.
HOW MANY jobs will this create?
FEW! and just for the duration of the rebate.
--->1-time payment of $1000 in three (3)
installments starting NEXT! year (NOT! now),
but between June 2010 and June 2011 for
families whose combined income is $160,000
That's LESS than $100 a month over a 1-year
for families on social assistance because
they have to declare it and it then gets
DEDUCTED! off their NEXT MONTH'S social
WHY! does the GOVERNMENT help those
who doN'T need help, people with jobs,
and NOT! HELP those that NEED! financial
HELP, the JOBLESS?
Where's THE LOGIC?
The GOVERNMENT is CLEARLY being PERVERSE!
--->Individuals earning $80,000 or less will get
$300 NEXT! year June 2010 (NOT! now): PEANUTS!
This is USELESS!
for individuals on social assistance because they'll
have to declare it and it then gets DEDUCTED! on
their NEXT MONTH'S social assistance CHEQUE.
--->The Child Benefit will be phased in over a
2-year period going from an initial $600 to
$1,100 a year: PEANUTS!
WHY! over a 2-year period?
The reason for this is ... ?
6b. Toronto Social Housing CRISIS!
Habitat Canada states that there are 66,000
FAMILIES waiting for social (affordable) housing:
30% live BELOW! the POVERTY LINE: 200,000
25% of these families have TROUBLE paying
7b. NOT! in the Public Interest
The federal and Ontario budgets are NOT! in
the Public interest.
They doN'T help the JOBLESS.
Is the GOVERNMENT competent enough
to keep the economy of Canada afloat?
The ÉPC thinks NOT!
Can the GOVERNMENT be TRUSTED to
keep the economy afloat?
The ÉPC thinks NOT!
given the PERVERSE THINKING
of these budgets.
1c. NO! STRUCTURAL CHANGE
Small business creates 80% of the jobs.
The budgets needed to do three (3) things:
1. create jobs
2. help small business
2. reduce government costs.
They did NOT!
2c. Canadians: POWERLESS
Canadians are powerless when it comes
to finding out WHERE the money in these
budgets are going and WHO is benefiting?
Bay Street organized crime?
Perhaps and QUITE LIKELY.
How can Canadians know for sure?
That is *THE* PROBLEM.
Canadians are HOSTAGES to SECRETIVE
behind-closed door system of CROOKED
GOVERNMENT in the opinion of the ÉPC.
The ÉPC sees Canadians as VICTIMS OF
BLIND! TAXATION by a CROOKED self-
serving SYSTEM of GOVERNMENT that
canNOT be trusted to act in the Public
This kind of government is FASCISM!
3c. FOR EXAMPLE
For example, what percentage of the
City of Toronto contracts go to U.S.
companies or Canadian companies
owned by U.S. companies?
How can Canadians FIND OUT?
That is *THE* PROBLEM.
The Americans seem to be draining
the Great Lakes; they could they also
be draining the City of Toronto.
How can we measure the RATE of the
Americanization of Canada?
How can we buy Canadian when nearly
everything Canadian is owned by the
That seems NOT to be a concern of any
other political party other than the ÉPC.
Molson Canadian was bought by American
Coors on 14 March 2005 and shortly after
RETIRED! the "I Am Canadian" slogan in
favour of the new slogan, "It Starts Here".
Molson Canadian was the 2nd oldest
Canadian company after the Hudson
Bay, BOTH are now AMERICAN OWNED.
Now, the Government of China has become
the largest condo builder in Vancouver and
Toronto and operating a VAST ARRAY OF
BUSINESSES and encouraging a mini-
Chinese invasion of Toronto and Vancouver.
This is THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA.
WHAT! is exactly going on here?
How can Canadians find out?
That's *THE* PROBLEM.
Ironically, according to the ÉPC the Toronto
Police Force has MANY! CIA African-American
and Mainland Chinese undercover cops who
have Canadian citizenship.
Should Canadians born abroad be working
on any Canadian Police Force?
The ÉPC thinks NOT!
Yet, the Vancouver Chief of Police is a
Mainland Chinese person.
Will Chinese-Canadian criminals be going
Is CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence
Services) concerned about this?
What are the chances?
(Interestingly, CSIS was designed by the
Americans and its MIND SET seems to
controlled 100% by the Americans. Are
they USELESS or what?)
4c. POWER 2the PEOPLE
POWER 2the PEOPLE is the "official" slogan
of the ÉPC.
The ÉPC will REDESIGN the GOVERNMENT
so that Canadians will be able to financially
MONITOR THEIR! GOVERNMENT just by using
Canadians will be able to find out WHO are
making the financial decisions, WHO they are
associated OUTSIDE the Government, WHO are
benefiting and WHO they are associated with.
FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES will be reported
at the Canadian Information Agency (CIA)
website and forensic accountants with Police
enforcement powers will report back WEEKLY
what is being done about the matter.
The ÉPC calls this CLEAN GOVERNMENT BY
5c. Solution: ÉPC
For CLEAN Government
whose TOP! PRIORITY is JOB CREATION,
you want to join the ÉPC and become an
The ÉPC will REDESIGN! Government so
that its TOP! PRIORITY will be helping
Canadians create their own small business
so that, if successful, they will become
independently wealthy and CREATE JOBS
FOR THE JOBLESS.
The ÉPC, there to SERVE! YOU.
Kenneth Selin (say'leen)
B.A.(Psychology), B.A.(Spanish), B.Admin.,
B.Comm.(Honours), B.A.(Italian) "magna cum laude"
President/Party Leader of the ÉPC (Égalité Party of Canada)
4 a bet-ter life
le PÉC :
pour une vie meil-leure
"talking about a revolution" (Tracy Chapman)