Members of the urban commentariat have called Alberta’s demands for constructive government action in the oil industry whining. Will they say the same about BC’s Forest Industry which is demanding government action in response to mill closures and thousands of lay-offs?
The same formula for decades – governments spend more money and wait lists for medical treatment keep growing. And it doesn’t bother defenders of the status quo one bit – no matter how many people suffer.
Seven out of ten millennials say they support socialism. Nearly 20% think the Communist Manifesto is better than the Declaration of Independence – 15% long for the former Soviet Union.
And current members of the Canadian Forces we should ask what the heck are our universities, some businesses and politicians are doing about being in bed with the world’s dominant totalitarian state – China despite warnings from CSIS.
Stats Cans latest numbers show that Alberta has been sending billions more to the federal government than it gets back in federal program spending and transfers for years.
Lots of public sector contracts are about to be negotiated and the norm is to talk about wages but it’s the benefits that can be the biggest cost. It’s about time taxpayers got the facts – after all they’re paying for it.