Trading our lives for their profits: The plan to sacrifice low-wage workers - 2020-05-07
Last week John Ivison wrote a lazy screed for the National Post arguing that the CERB was too generous and would prompt minimum-wage workers to stay home rather than return to work in the middle of a pandemic.
It was cruel, immoral, incorrect ... and sadly unoriginal. Ivison had simply copied his homework from a right-wing corporate lobby group known as the C.D. Howe institute.
This bootlicking embrace of profit over people has now metastasized, with conservative politicians from Andrew Scheer to Manitoba premier Brian Pallister whining that the CERB is too generous and disincentivizes people from working. Even Preston Manning was wheeled out of his crypt to call the entire CERB program an "overreaction." It's almost like there was a memo.