LACK OF COM­PE­TI­TION

Edmonton Sun - - COMMENT -

The Cana­dian econ­omy is do­ing well. The Trudeau gov­ern­ment is go­ing to fix it. Al­berta’s oil­sands, which gen­er­ate wealth for Canada, are be­ing un­der­mined. A fed­eral car­bon tax is un­der­way. The in­abil­ity to de­liver oil to mar­ket cost Canada $80 mil­lion a day. Que­bec cost Cana­dian tax­pay­ers $12 bil­lion a year with no ac­count­abil­ity of how the money is spent. The di­min­ish­ing of Canada’s com­pet­i­tive­ness will even­tu­ally di­min­ish gov­ern­ment rev­enues. Canada is be­ing led to the eco­nomic abyss by elected politi­cians from Que­bec, whose $12-bil­lion revenue stream de­pends on Canada’s com­pet­i­tive­ness.

robert SOLIGNAC (And what hap­pens when Al­berta’s econ­omy is stran­gled to the point it can no longer af­ford the trans­fer pay­ments that help pay for Que­bec’s so­cial ser­vices?)

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