Can Cana­di­ans af­ford Lib­eral gov­ern­ments?

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Opinion - DALE FERREL

Given one ex­pen­sive mess af­ter the other in On­tario and B.C. and the blown bil­lions in Ot­tawa; I doubt it. One would think the repet­i­tive, ubiq­ui­tous, op­press­ing be­hav­iour should be a clue to­ward failed ex­pec­ta­tions for the less than 40% of Cana­di­ans who voted them into power, which they han­dle so poorly. The fact that Lib­er­als love to take from the West to get elected in the East is de­spi­ca­ble be­hav­iour at its best. $430 bil­lion of our dol­lars pur­chased votes in Que­bec since 1957.

On av­er­age; On­tario, Que­bec, New Brunswick, New­found­land, P.EI. and Nova Sco­tia get about $359 bil­lion a year.

The West gets about $60 bil­lion with Al­berta get­ting noth­ing but pay­ing bil­lions into the far­ci­cal equal­iza­tion pro­gram. No won­der the west is up­set with the jury-rigged op­pres­sion and dom­i­na­tion vs. the con­ver­gent hand­outs to buy elec­tions at their ex­pense.

The Trudeau gov­ern­ment’s hide-rolling an­tics never cease. They make snap, feel good de­ci­sions worth mil­lions of dol­lars with no thought of the un­nec­es­sary ex­pense cre­ated.

Lib­er­als or­dered the Cana­dian mint to gen­er­ate new $10 bills to hon­our Vi­ola Des­mond. Thus mil­lions of dol­lars went to cre­at­ing, pro­duc­ing and trans­port­ing them. No thought that hun­dreds of thou­sands of cash-han­dling ma­chines were un­able to ac­cept them.

They stiffed the money dis­pens­ing ma­chine own­ers for mil­lions of dol­lars for re­pro­gram­ming.

All that, when the good lady could have been bet­ter hon­oured for her deeds by way of a sen­si­ble, never end­ing foun­da­tion to help Canada’s needy. And let us not for­get the un­nec­es­sary $17 mil­lion wasted on the $10 bills pa­raded out for their Canada 150 party. This is not rocket sci­ence.

An­other ter­ri­bly thought out Lib­eral idea is their pot pro­gram. The fact that the cost for dis­pers­ing le­gal sup­plies is a third higher and short of prod­uct well be­yond de­mand, has driven 40% of users to go back to il­le­gal sup­pli­ers. So much for elim­i­nat­ing the bad guys.

At the top of the ever grow­ing pile of screw ups are new laws that al­low po­lice to charge driv­ers with im­pair­ment two hours af­ter they have driven and with­out just cause.

A worse abuse of hu­man rights or com­mon sense is hard to con­tem­plate. De­fence lawyers are go­ing to right­fully win ev­ery case.

The po­lice and ju­di­cial sys­tem will be again back-logged to a point where un­heard cases will be tossed for lack of timely pros­e­cu­tion as Lib­er­als con­tinue to not ap­point the nec­es­sary judges.

I’ve men­tioned a learned friend of mine be­fore. You may re­mem­ber his idea about pipe­lines on right-of-ways. His sim­ple, ef­fec­tive so­lu­tion to elim­i­nate im­paired driv­ing is also wor­thy of con­sid­er­a­tion.

Ev­ery new ve­hi­cle sold in Canada could be equipped with a de­vice to test for im­pair­ment be­fore the ig­ni­tion can be turned on. Sim­i­lar de­vices are al­ready in use. Through at­tri­tion, al­most ev­ery ve­hi­cle would be equipped within a decade. The cost would not be pro­hib­i­tive. As he men­tioned, we have suc­cess­fully done this with seat belts, head­rests and air bags al­ready.

Ah, but the mis­guided and ill-ad­vised peo­ple guid­ing the Lib­er­als only acts of sim­plic­ity re­main lost some­where out in never never land.

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