...one of the other things that John Ibbitson said yesterday: That an NDP budget would harm Canadian productivity. Because, apparently, once the NDP are elected everyone will just start working a bit slower. Meanwhile, something that will actually matter happened today - the loonie fell below $0.80US today. The low loonie actually does lower Canadian productivity, unlike Ibbitson's fevered delusions. Now, we can argue over whether or not NDP fiscal policies would raise or lower the value of the loonie, but there's no magical socialist penalty for the value of a currency.
Oh, and in case you think there's a connection between the fall of the loonie and the budget deal, think again: Oil was back below $50 today, causing the loonie to fall. It had nothing to do with the budget deal.