Jim Stanford - the Globe's main representative from Canada's trade unions - is practically always dead wrong.
In his most recent column:
Flaherty's far-fetched pleas - Gbobe & Mail - October 24th 2007
he has surpassed even his usual standard in 'wrongness'.
Stanford lamely tries to poke fun af federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty for his meeting with representatives from Canada's retail industry. He pooh-poohs the idea that governments and business should actually talk.
Well, apparently, Mr Standford - are you listening or just re-reading those sections of Marx that you find so interesting - government jawboning can work.
Since the Flaherty meeting, Walmart Canada, Sear Canada and now Ford have decided to aggressively cut prices. It's a good thing that these companies heard Mr. Flaherty and didn't hear or listen to Mr. Stanford. It also proves they aren't stupid.