Another failed budget

web-budget-04Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau prove, yet again, that Canada’s Liberal government is, in reality, a good, maybe even very good election campaign team but a failure at the hard work of governing. The budget is long on rhetoric ~ it mentions “innovation” over 200 times! ~ but short on actions that might have any impact at all on an ailing Canadian economy. $100,000,000 (yes, one hundred million dollars) to “create a national strategy to prevent gender-based violence,” failing to note that such a “strategy” already exists in the form of the criminal code and police forces and provincial and local campaigns.

$5,000,000,000 (five billion) is being programmed for “training,” and some of it may even be useful ~ but do we really need to spend $225-million to create a new organization, doubtless full of Liberal friendly academics and activists,  to address gaps in skills. As John Ibbitson says “the cupboard is bare” after last year’s reckless and wasted spending on the green agenda ~ much of it spent on bribes aid to foreign governments who might, or might not, vote for us to have a worthless, second class, temporary seat on the UN Security Council.

2019, and a much needed Conservative government, cannot come too soon.

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

One thought on “Another failed budget

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: