All of these attacks on the social fabric of Canada and all the buzz in the mainstream media is about the loss of the penny, and how we as Canadians can spend more money in the US.
The mainstream media has also, at least in BC, not given much time to the opposition leader to express his views, I am not sure about the rest of Canada--we live in isolation in BC sometimes. More air and radio time and press, has been given to the Liberals than should be warranted for a third place party. The radio, TV and press in BC appear to fawning over the government and not asking tough questions.
I was wrong about the government linking eligibility to life expectancy in this current budget, but I still think they will try to implement this idea in an upcoming budget.
How sad, when the current government is slowly and systematically tearing down our social fabric, we are distracted by the pretty penny.