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Moose Jaw Times Herald - - OPINION -

cre­ated by in­di­vid­ual cor­po­rate su­per­pow­ers who op­er­ate un­der the prin­ci­ple that if we can change this or that pro­vi­sion within a spe­cific act, our CEOs will re­ceive a $10 mil­lion dol­lar bonus as op­posed to a $5 mil­lion dol­lar bonus.

This is based upon the fact that these changes will in­crease profit mar­gins, in­creas­ing bonuses, as com­pared to small busi­ness own­ers who barely make a $100,000 profit, while cor­po­rate su­per­pow­ers who make bil­lions of dol­lars in profit.

A $100,000-profit in big busi­ness is noth­ing more than a round­ing er­ror at the cost of the small busi­ness com­mu­nity and the tax­payer.

So, by the same to­ken, when cor­po­rate su­per­pow­ers plan to change the terms in their pen­sion plans, they sign a col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment know­ing that if we can add these terms within an agree­ment, cor­po­rate su­per­pow­ers are al­lowed to pe­ti­tion for changes in the pen­sion ben­e­fit stan­dards acts, know­ing that these changes will be in­cluded in the next om­nibus im­ple­men­ta­tion act.

This al­lows cor­po­rate su­per­pow­ers to steal mil­lions of dol­lars from Cana­dian work­ers who work for them, while at the same time, the work­ers in small or medium busi­nesses can barely af­ford to live, let alone con­trib­ute to a Pen­sion Plan. No gov­ern­ment has sup­ported small busi­ness or Cana­dian work­ers in the last 20-plus years, espe­cially when gov­ern­ments ram om­nibus bud­get im­ple­men­ta­tion acts through the House of Com­mons and Sen­ate with­out leg­isla­tive over­sight (or when big cor­po­ra­tions man­u­fac­ture and fab­ri­cate ev­i­dence be­fore the Supreme Court.)

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