Tuesday December 24th 2013

Letter to the Toronto Star Editor: End of the “Austerity Era”

Dear Editor:

When even the IMF is revising its hymn book to add a few verses about balancing austerity and cutbacks with spending you know we have reached the end of what we will soon call “the austerity era”. It will be characterized as a time when conservative economists held sway with conservative politicians and the result was disaster for economies, people and the environment. It will also be known as a time when ideology trumped everything: fairness, equality, common sense, even the very free-market principles that its proponents claimed to be supporting.

There are still a few holdouts on the world stage and even in Ontario (are you listening Tim Hudak) who have not yet let this message sink in. Let’s hope these holdouts see the light soon and learn from history’s mistakes instead of repeating them over and over and over again.

Chris Cormier

OPSEU Region 4 Executive Board Member
OPS Cerc Vice Chair
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Twitter ID cor@456

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