Lost your job? No biggee. You’ll feel better knowing your taxes went to save the environment.
[Times and Transcript] A fundamental shift in priorities among the electorate is part of what’s spurring Stephane Dion to hitch his political future on trying to sell his carbon tax scheme to Canadians, says a social demography expert at the University of Toronto.
Bob Andersen said some social theorists suggest a growing numbers of voters are less motivated by political policies rooted in income and work, preferring to focus instead on issues about environment, human rights, and family.
Next Christmas, skip the X-box and golf clubs. Your teen will be happy with a burlap sack:
That’s because younger Canadians don’t think about materialism as much as their parents did, said Andersen. “It’s the social context that you grow up in that influences you,” he said.