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Glad Hand: Tax Gut

Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.



  • mixandserve

    Simply brilliant.

    Print and post to have on hand for all those people in your office who simply don’t get it.

  • The Doctor

    I love the way Tim Hudak aspires to make Ontario a low-tax haven, like such wonderful states as Alabama and Wisconsin… World class destinations… Now excuse me while I go self-immolate…

  • torontothegreat

    Hey Hudak! The 80s called to say they were wrong.

    • HotDang

      Didn’t Canada dodge the recession? I don’t know anyone who lost their job or a home because of it.

      • estta

        I know a people who lost their jobs in cuts and layoffs. Canada’s problems seem to simmer rather than full boil.

      • tyrannosaurus_rek

        I know a bunch who were given the choice between a massive pay cut and being let go.

      • OgtheDim

        Foot traffic in the downtown core was down 20%.

        Many many many people laid off.

      • torontothegreat

        We were highly affected by it. I had a really hard time securing investment from angel’s that were throwing money around 3 months prior. The banks were affected (to some degree) and a lot of company’s (especially in the goods and manufacturing segments) laid off people and made moves to shrink operating costs by moving or consolidating services.

    • Emil Pop

      1. And who pays for that? I don’t want to pay for no student tuition!
      2. Not so dependent on America.

      • OgtheDim

        Ur already paying for some student tuition.

      • dsmithhfx

        “I don’t want to pay for no student tuition!”


      • torontothegreat

        Shhh… The grown ups are talking…

  • Sharon Stock Feren

    Do any of these politicians talk or listen to real people?

    • tyrannosaurus_rek

      Real People? Are they listed on the TSX?

  • rich1299

    When I tilt my head to the right I think I see the face of Jesus in that pile of cash! Or perhaps its the face of Rob Ford, Harris, or Harper, so hard to tell.

    • dsmithhfx

      I see the face of insane, planet-destroying greed. These idiots are begging to be protected from their own, worst impulses.