Our economy is closely aligned with the States. To deny that is the stupid thing. Harper got us through the recession in 08 very well, another thing you can not deny.
As far as 5 years ago to now? Ahh pretty much everything is twice the price, HST is applied to everything, some even after its already taxed. Its tax tax tax now, so I'd say we were better off 5 years ago. Better yet, tell me something that is cheaper now then it was 5 years ago
So can you answer my questions now? Capitol gains and your friends??