Carbon Pricing: You’ve Got it Wrong, Mr. Falk

It is with great disappointment that I note that your party has decided to oppose the Liberal Carbon tax by portraying it as a tax grab. The government is saying this tax will be revenue neutral – that is it will not be an increased tax [tax grab] but a tax shift. There is nothing … Continue reading Carbon Pricing: You’ve Got it Wrong, Mr. Falk

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On Representing You

I haven't responded to Ted Falk's column in a while; the election call has led to more canned messages than ever appearing there. Even so, I went to http://www.tedfalk.ca today to see what he's been up to, and was redirected to tedfalk.conservative.ca - his campaign page. The first thing that struck me about this page … Continue reading On Representing You

Ted Talks: Fiscal Responsibility

In the past two weeks, Provencher MP Ted Falk has used his weekly newspaper column to talk about economic stability. In both columns, he points to the economic crisis in Greece as an example of unfettered spending leading to economic disaster, while pointing to the Conservative economic plan of cutting taxes as the recipe for … Continue reading Ted Talks: Fiscal Responsibility

Ted Talks: Supporting Families

Ted Falk recently stood up in the House of Commons to speak about the ways that the Conservative Government are supporting families. It's a noble goal, and one that every party strives for. But one of the reasons that I'm proud to be a Green Party member and candidate is because we tend to look … Continue reading Ted Talks: Supporting Families

Ted Talks: Fishing for Hunters and Anglers

In a recent blog post, Provencher MP Ted Falk talks about all of the things that the Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus have done to stand up for hunters and anglers. I find it more than a little puzzling. From his blog: This caucus helps to advance the issues surrounding conservation, habitat and enhancement of … Continue reading Ted Talks: Fishing for Hunters and Anglers

Ted Talks: A Budget for Buying Votes

Most of the political talk these days is about the late, 518-page federal budget, so it's no surprise that Provencher MP Ted Falk used his column this week to extol its virtues. Those virtues are real, but they cover a multitude of failures and omissions. A budget is where a government really shows its priorities, … Continue reading Ted Talks: A Budget for Buying Votes

Ted Talks: The Cost of a Complicated Tax System

In his latest column, Provencher MP Ted Falk promotes a program in which able volunteers help people with "a modest income and a simple tax situation" file their tax returns. Volunteer initiatives are a wonderful thing, but let's look at why this one is even necessary. Complicated Tax System We all need to file our taxes … Continue reading Ted Talks: The Cost of a Complicated Tax System

Ted Talks: Cyberbullying and C-13

In his latest column, Ted Falk promotes the recently passed Bill C-13, the "Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act." There's a lot of good stuff in this law, which is aimed at criminalizing cyberbullying by requiring that all "intimate" pictures posted on the internet have the approval of the people in them, and giving the … Continue reading Ted Talks: Cyberbullying and C-13

Ted Talks: Niqab, and the Great Honour of Canadian Citizenship

In his most recent column, Provencher MP Ted Falk applauds Prime Minister Stephen Harper for "taking a strong stance" on the issue of whether or not a Muslim woman who wears a niqab should be required to reveal her face during a citizenship ceremony. The title of his column is "No place for the niqab … Continue reading Ted Talks: Niqab, and the Great Honour of Canadian Citizenship

Ted Talks: Seniors

In his latest column, Provencher MP Ted Falk talks about the increased support the Conservative government has given to seniors. I applaud this, and am quite pleased about it. I don't have much to add except what is in the Green Party platform, Vision Green, about seniors: 4.4 Seniors   Canada is an aging society. … Continue reading Ted Talks: Seniors