Albertans should just say no to Just Transition

Albertans should just say no to Just TransitionThe salary value of the jobs under threat is worth about $219 billion annually When the federal government writes down its plans for Alberta, we should take a close look. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Just Transition plan could have a deep impact on Alberta’s energy, farming, construction and trucking. Details are murky, but based on…

Ford needs to end the debt and inflation cycle

Ford needs to end the debt and inflation cycleIf there ever was a time for politicians to stop digging, it’s now It turns out endless spending does come with a hangover: soaring interest rates. Ontario’s finances have been awash in red ink since Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Junior was in diapers. Former premier Dalton McGuinty took over Queen’s Park and started Ontario’s debt…

Trudeau’s five tax hikes will harm the middle class in 2023

Trudeau’s five tax hikes will harm the middle class in 2023Canadians are paying too much tax because the government wastes too much money Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to govern for “the middle class and those working hard to join it.” Canadians can be forgiven if we feel he’s forgotten that promise. Whether it’s the nurse working at the hospital, the mom who commutes to…

More needs to be done to contain governor general’s extravagance

More needs to be done to contain governor general’s extravaganceTaxpayers aren’t unlimited pools of cash In a rare show of unity, members of Parliament from all parties are angrily demanding answers about sky-high expenses racked up by Governor General Mary Simon and her team. Curiously, Rideau Hall’s rebuttal is essentially that the expenses are “not very extravagant.” [Emphasis added]. MPs haven’t bought that line…

Canadian economy is grinding to a halt

Canadian economy is grinding to a haltGet ready for an economically challenging 2023 For economic prognosticators, the year that just ended threw up some big surprises, including the first land war in Europe since 1945, spiralling inflation, and a series of rapid-fire interest rate increases as panicked central bankers rushed to tame soaring prices. Few, if any, forecasters anticipated these developments…

Nothing prudent about Freeland’s fiscal update

Nothing prudent about Freeland’s fiscal updateOttawa’s culture of frivolous spending and never-ending deficits needs to end The federal government is already on track to blow its budget by $20 billion. That’s astonishing when we’re only about halfway through the budget year. But here’s the most amazing part: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland called her fiscal update “prudent.” Freeland said the government…

Liz Truss’s stunning demise proves Brexit is not complete

The UK government will not be truly sovereign until it is able to recover its full monetary sovereignty

Liz Truss’s stunning demise proves Brexit is not completeWhatever you might think of events in the UK these past weeks, it’s clear that Brexit is far from complete: The government of the United Kingdom remains subject to the sovereign will of financial markets – the real power in Britain. Prime minister Liz Truss’s stunning demise demonstrates that, despite gaining significant political sovereignty in…

Ottawa depending on economic blue skies to balance the budget

It’s time for Ottawa politicians to take deficits seriously again

Ottawa depending on economic blue skies to balance the budgetThere’s finally some good news for taxpayers: Instead of balancing the budget in 2070, the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s numbers now show Canadians can look forward to a balanced budget in only … wait for it … 20 years. Last year the Canadians Taxpayers Federation used PBO data to show the feds wouldn’t balance the budget…

Growth in federal employment is unsustainable

The only options left for Canadians are a tax revolt, voting out the government, or a job working for the feds

Growth in federal employment is unsustainableWhy work for yourself when taxpayers can pay you instead? In the past seven years, more Manitobans than ever have chosen the job security and benefits of federal employment, while the self-employed have begun to vanish. Statistics Canada snapshots show the most stunning growth of total salaries in one category of worker: federal government public…
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