"All of a sudden there's a rule that they've decided that you're not supposed to talk about the government (while abroad) now that they're the government but when they were the Opposition there was no problem talking about the government," Mulcair said.
"So people can take that with a grain of salt."
"For the first time in history, the Canadian government has not stood beside its key British and American allies in their time of need," he wrote.
“Canada was not immune to the siren call of financial deregulation that swept across the rest of the developed world just over a decade ago. In the 1990’s, Canada’s Liberal and Conservative parties alike joined the chorus. It was only New Democrats who held the anchor tight against the calls for radical deregulation,” Mulcair said.
“Canada’s NDP say it’s time to stand up to the banks on behalf of consumers and small business people. We will fight for: A Community Reinvestment Act, similar to laws already in effect in the United States.”National Bureau of Economic Research, a leading American think tank, reviewed the Community Reinvestment Act and published a report in October 2012 called "Did the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Lead to Risky Lending?" In it, the risk-level of such a system to the economy was assessed.
“Did the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Lead to Risky Lending? Yes, it did…. We find that adherence to the act led to riskier lending by banks: in the six quarters surrounding the CRA exams lending is elevated on average by about 5 percent every quarter and loans in these quarters default by about 15 percent more often. These patterns are accentuated in CRA-eligible census tracts and are concentrated among large banks.”