There's nothing like directly paying a price for bad policy to get people's attention. The only problem is - by then it's too late. Just ask electricity users in Ontario or the Teamsters in New York. The question is are you next?
Whether they were tired of waiting for treatment or in search of the latest advancements 63,000 Canadians left the country to get medical treatment last year. And it doesn't bother self described defenders of medicare or governments one bit.
"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss"- despite months of attacking the Liberals for taking big money donations, the BC NDP announced that they will still accept donations from both unions and corporations - at least until they decide to change the rules. Until then it will be a busy summer chasing after big campaign dollars for both the NDP and Liberals. Note: only the Greens are walking the walk.
One has to wonder - Is Canada is the only country in the World where a majority of citizens would NOT celebrate a major new oil discovery? Despite the fact that Norway, the darling of the left, derives its success from North Sea Oil, the same celebrants look with disdain upon the Canadian Oil Industry. An industry that pays high wages and whose taxes support significant social programs.
.....Money gets squandered. No Government expenditures should ever be above scrutiny but when it comes to Climate Change that is exactly what has been happening. Federal Bureaucrats even admit that the 4 billion spent between 1998 and 2003 to meet the Kyoto Accord committment was wasted. Stories of billions being lost are everywhere you look when it comes to climate change. Look no further than Ontario's green energy program for one of the worst examples of waste.