September 28, 2015

Maclean's cites anti-Conservative union rep as economic expert

Dean SkoreykoRebel Blogger

In an article titled, "Judging Harpernomics: We asked three economists to judge Stephen Harper on his handling of the economy," Maclean's featured Unifor’s Jim Stanford as one of the three.

Stanford uses the space to attack Harper:

Our historical analysis highlighted some key factors behind this subpar performance, reinforcing the conclusion that Conservative policies have harmed Canada more than they helped.

What the average Canadian probably doesn’t know is that Unifor is actively campaigning against the Conservatives, using radio ads and other means, as reported by The Rebel back in June.

Yet Maclean's did not disclose this information to its readers, even though it mentions another economist's Liberal associations in a disclaimer:

Disclosure: Mike Moffatt has worked with Canadian politicians and policy-makers of all political stripes to craft more effective public policy, including his most recent role as an outside economic adviser to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

I’m sure that omission had nothing to do with Unifor representing Maclean's unionised journalists, right?



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commented 2015-09-30 16:52:11 -0400
Once Mark Steyn was no longer featured in Macleans I never read it again.
commented 2015-09-30 01:56:25 -0400
Dan – well put.
But to answer your question, we let them, because Conservatives don’t know how to fight them, or are too scared. I’ve always noticed that Lefty’s n Feminists don’t hesitate to use the rule of law to bash cons over the head, like an angry ex in divorce court. The Cons are too reserved. Playing softball while the Left are playing hardball. We have to acknowledge this if we’re to fix it. My response, for better or worse, is to start charging THEM! Everything they do is Breach of Trust. For example, a Free Press is one of the Pillars of Democracy, and as such, they have a Fiduciary Duty, a Duty of Care. Cdn’s have a need, and a right, to the truth. Refusing their duty, is a Breach of Trust – a chargeable offense, and so they should be charged.
commented 2015-09-28 17:56:08 -0400
The lefties are getting very desperate. Grasping at straws, going out on limbs, going for broke it would seem.
We are in an all-out, no holds barred war…
Whereas the conservative/libertarian/Christian demographic generally have standards – read moral absolutes, traditions and the wisdom of history, and the whole world to keep them honest, the lefty has…moral relativism, ‘The end befits the means’ and their 20 or 30 year old modern philosophy and dogma that changes daily, and the Media Party to aid and abet their Marxist agenda…
The cowardly dishonesty of the collusionist chattering classes, and their treasonous scoundrelism and caddishness is the same rallying cry of socialists everywhere, National Socialists, Soviet Socialists, Socialists dressed up as Fascists, black-shirt, brown-shirt, red-shirt, orange-shirt, jihadi-shirt…
We are being attacked and persecuted by the socialists, the homosexuals – and their older brothers and sisters, the radical feminists – and the Islamic jihadists! They are using our Western values to attack us. Why are we letting them?
commented 2015-09-28 17:08:23 -0400
“I’m sure that omission had nothing to do with Unifor representing Maclean’s unionised journalists, right?”

The greatest capitalist folk-singer ever, even a greater capitalist than Neil young, Bob Dylan said, “you have to serve somebody.” Unionized journalists serve their union bosses, who tell them what to think, which is good because unionized journalists have no intellectual thought processes of their own. Wouldn’t Unionized Journalist be a classic example of an oxy-moron…how can you be a journalist but beholden to a union? No independence.
commented 2015-09-28 14:14:04 -0400
Maclean’s is a joke. A trashy magazine that spreads lies, lies, and more lies.
commented 2015-09-28 12:42:26 -0400
cbc, it is all about the money….rogers/macleans, it is all about the money….ctv/bell, it is all about the money..only 1 party has shown any will in trying to limit the powers of the media cartel.. so it is only natural that the cartel opposes the conservatives on every policy…..btw didn t trudeau just last monday pledge $150 million extra per year to the cbc.. without the cbc we have no culture ?