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Governments don't create jobs, people do.  Bill Gates, Silicone Valley wasn't created by the government.  Just so happened Bill Clinton was President and had enough sense to tax the rich and left office with a surplus in the budget.

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I listen to the station in your link every day.  I hear more happy Canadians than unhappy ones  As this poll shows, they certainly are more pleased with Trudeau as Prime Minister than they ever were with  Harper.  They're mostly respectful in their comments about dt even though they think he's off the rails.

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"....f you want to talk about Canadians, lets talk about how their healthcare outcomes are better than ours. Lets talk about how their financial institutions do not take advantage of their customers. Let's talk about how their economic mobility is better than ours....".

 

But we're not talking about Canadians. OP is showing what Canadians think, regardless of their better health outcomes, etc.  You're happy, they are not. Remember, they have far higher unemployment rates than ours.


"...Why is everyone a victim? Take personal responsibility for your life..."
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If you want to talk about Canadians, lets talk about how their healthcare outcomes are better than ours. Lets talk about how their financial institutions do not take advantage of their customers. Let's talk about how their economic mobility is better than ours. 

 

Ever wonder why all that is?  Group effort. Some would call that socialism. 

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Populist anger is moving politics in Canada.

 

In a recent Edelman poll, only 43 per cent of Canadians say they trust their government — down from 53 per cent a year earlier.

 

And 80 per cent of Canadians feel the country's elites are out of touch.  

 

The findings in the so-called Trust Barometer survey conducted annually by public relations firm Edelman is the first time in 17 years that Canada has joined the ranks of "distruster" countries in which more than half of citizens say they distrust their civic institutions.

 

Author and journalist Susan Delacourt says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be really concerned. This spike in distrust and cynicism is the same sentiment that propelled Donald Trump to the White House, and it is gaining ground here. 

 

"We tend to be smug in Canada and candid and think that we don't have the problems we've been seeing in the United States … I don't think we should be, " Delacourt tells The Current's guest host Laura Lynch.

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'Trudeau and Trump both owe much of their current popularity to rampant dissatisfaction,' says journalist Susan Delacourt in a Sept. article. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

 

Compared to a year ago after Prime Minister Trudeau was first elected, Delacourt says trust in government and the media has slipped 10 per cent.

 

The decline in numbers, Delacourt suggests, is most likely because of what is unfolding in the U.S. before and after Trump's election.

 

"We saw a year in which the media and and the people inside the political bubble had failed to anticipate Brexit and failed to anticipate Trump. And I think that people out there are noticing," Delacourt tells Lynch.

 

In September, Delacourt wrote a column suggesting Prime Minister Trudeau and U.S. President Trump have "similar disruptive styles to politics."

 

"Trudeau ran as an outsider. I don't know if you remember the first day of the 2015 election campaign. He was the leader who chose not to be in Ottawa. He portrayed Ottawa as a problem. He ran," Delacourt explains.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-february-16-2017-1.3984460/majority-of-canadians-...

 

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