Social Watch 2006: Fighting Mad

Canada’s new focus on the world
November 1, 2006
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Canada is in the enviable position of having posted a budget surplus for nine consecutive years.

While these resources could be used to remedy the eroding access to basic services like health care, education, and even clean water and housing, the Conservative government has chosen to adopt massive tax cuts that will further increase the gap between rich and poor, while substantially expanding its military capacity without explanation or debate around this significant change in Canada’s international role.