Where can I get a re­turn like that?

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION - RE: Pub­lic fi­nance

On­tario now has a $300-bil­lion debt and is pay­ing $21 bil­lion a year in in­ter­est. Do the arith­metic. That’s seven per cent.

Will some­body please tell me where I buy some of that debt and get a seven per cent re­turn? Last time I checked my bank was of­fer­ing a tenth of that. If On­tario were in­debted at mar­ket rates we’d be pay­ing just $2.1 in an­nual in­ter­est and pay­ing down the debt by al­most $19 bil­lion an­nu­ally, fur­ther grow­ing Charles Sousa’s “grow­ing econ­omy.”

And will some­body please track down the bu­reau­cratic fi­nan­cial ge­nius who set that up and make sure they never have a pub­lic ser­vice job again? Drew A. Bed­nar, An­caster

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