Archive for January, 2012
On Tuesday, Ottawa announced it was tightening its sanctions against Iran, adding three members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps to the list of people under and asset freeze prohibition of dealings. Five businesses were also added to the list.
This is the third time the feds have tightened sanctions against the regime and comes on the heels of the EU and the US imposing gradual sanctions on Iran’s oil sector.
A story out of Britain’s Daily Telegraph reveals not only that public servants there receive higher wages and higher pensions, but that a government plan to reform the pensions that was sharply criticized by unions may actually have raised them for many government employees. MSNBC reports on a new American government study that while public servants there get slightly higher wages, generous pensions make their total compensation considerably higher. And in Canada, public sector unions are forming a circle and growling at suggestions the government might try to do something about their lavish and badly underfunded pensions. Just coincidence?