Conservative budget at odds with urban Canadian realities

“As the federal budget reveals, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives can’t imagine Canada as anything other than resource-dependent,” wrote York Professor Roger Keil, director of the City Institute at York University, and Matthew Kellway, MP Beaches-East York, in the Toronto Star April 12. “Most Canadians – particularly the 80 per cent of us who live in cities – have been hoping for a different future for a long time. This lack of vision will be felt across urban Canada – and in Toronto, most certainly…. The latest federal budget displays this government’s callous indifference to its role in establishing the conditions necessary for urban centres to succeed.” Read full story.