Friday, November 23, 2007

Connect the dots

What picture do you see?
OTTAWA -- The federal government's coffers bulged by an additional $700 million in September, bringing Ottawa surplus for the first six months of the fiscal year to a breathtaking $9.3 billion....
Now draw the line here...
OTTAWA -- The federal government is about to stop its practice of giving extra money to Canadian soldiers posted to some of the country's most expensive cities.

Since June 2000, almost half of Canada's soldiers have been receiving a bump in their monthly salary -dubbed the post living differential - for living and working in cities with a high cost of living....

In Toronto, soldiers would lose more than $1,200 a month, according to figures from 2004.
But remember, if you want to bring Canadian troops home, you might as well just shoot them in the head.

1 comment:

The Jurist said...

Putting on the tin-foil hat for a minute...

Might this be an effort to make Afghanistan duty (with its resulting danger pay) seem more palatable to soldiers who need the money to make up for losing the cost of living adjustment?