I often wonder how people determine their priorities, and then act on them. Although I generally try not to blog about “things political”, I was particularly intrigued with (or maybe even confused by) how the Canadian Government reacted to the two recent strikes – by Air Canada and Canada Post. It sure told me a lot about what they do and don’t prioritize!
On the one hand, the Government acted within 24 hours of the Air Canada support workers’ strike and invoked back-to-work legislation – stating this strike could hurt an already fragile economy?!?!? On the other hand, the Government waited weeks before it decided to intervene in the case of the Canada Post strike. How they couldn’t think that a postal strike – rolling or otherwise – would not hurt the Canadian economy is beyond me. Did the Government not think about the cost and inconvenience to small and medium businesses – which are the engine of our economy – and the impact this would have on our economy?
I’m still scratching my head in wonder, but I guess we’ll never really know how one was prioritized over the other.
What do you think? Did the Government have its priorities right? What would you have done?