Perhaps someone can explain this math to me, as I’m totally confused.
How does Exhibit A:
The federal government is heading for a record tax haul and another huge surplus, revealing Friday it has accumulated a $9.3-billion surplus in the first six months of the fiscal year.Plus Exhibit B:
"Our troops get the strength they need for the hard, dangerous work we ask them to do from the support they get back home," Harper said in a brief speech to open a fundraiser for the base's family resource centre.Possibly equal Exhibit C:
"So, my job, and our government's job, is to support the families just as much as we support the troops."
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.Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers
Since June 2000, almost half of
's soldiers have been receiving a bump in their monthly salary -- the posting's living differential -- for living and working in cities with a high cost of living. Canada
However, the Tory government will put a halt to the payments for soldiers in places such as
Torontoand . Ottawa
More than 28,000 Canadian soldiers living in major urban centres currently qualify for the cost-of-living allowance.
, soldiers would lose more than $1,200 a month, according to figures from 2004. Toronto