Solidarity Halifax member Ben Sichel takes on Robert Kelly in the Chronicle Herald:
Unions not the problem
What an uncritical article on Robert Kelly’s speech to the Greater Halifax Partnership (“Rock star banker touts development,” Oct. 19).
Nova Scotia should ban unions, because we’re “competing against kids in India or China or in Brazil,” says Kelly; fast-track development (and presumably steamr
oll HRM by Design’s long public consultation process); and slash income taxes, presumably on rich folks like himself, thus making it even more difficult to fund schools, hospitals and poverty-reduction programs.Right. Because as we all know, unionized teachers, nurses and other public workers are responsible for the economic crisis. Oh no, wait: that was rich bankers, like Robert Kelly.
Ben Sichel, Halifax
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