by Brian Peckford
November 3, 2022
Oh, My , Oh My —What do we have here???
Commentators are falling all over themselves alleging all kinds of dire constitutional things now that two Provinces are exercising their Constitutional Powers listed in the Constitution Act of 1867.
And now we have a group called Project Confederation alleging that what these Provinces are doing is no different than Quebec did with their language law and to which the Federal Government agreed. So the Federal Government is between a rock and a hard place . Now , it must agree with Alberta and Saskatchewan or otherwise change their decision on the Quebec Law.
Well folks , get with the program —all kinds of more serious things have been happening right under your noses for years—-
The Governments ( Federal and Provincial) of Canada have agreed to massive intrusions of Federal Power into exclusive areas of provincial jurisdiction of health and education for may years —-without changing the Constitution!!
THIS YEAR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TRANSFERS TO THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES FOR HEALTH A TOTAL
Subtract $150 million for the TERRITORIES WHICH IS CONSTITUTIONAL
You have still over
Over 50% of that to Quebec and Ontario—$27 BILLION!
In one year —-
OVER $300 BILLION SINCE 2013 TO ALL THE PROVINCES —JUST HEALTH —AND THERE IS SOCIAL TRANSFERS ——$15 BILLION THIS YEAR ALONE .
And these transfers continue even though the conditions of the Canada Health Act providing such transfers are being violated .
So, if you will —constitutional and legislative violation—!!
NOT A PEEP!!
And Newfoundland and Labrador have been getting royalties from Offshore Resources As If Those Resources Were On Land For Over Two Decades , $30 billion plus, even though the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Federal Government had exclusive jurisdiction . And Nova Scotia , jumping on the Newfoundland bandwagon , received royalties in a similar manner.
NOT A PEEP!
So this sudden interest in Premier Smith and Premier Moe’s action are really interesting . We can put up with some SINNERS in Eastern Canada since they are still beholden TO US FOR THAT EQUALIZATION —QUEBEC AND THE MARITIMES AND SPECIAL DEALS FOR NEWFOUNDLAND —-
BUT THE WEST ———JUST EVEN EXERCISING MORE AGGRESSIVELY THEIR PROVINCIAL POWERS ??? AND THEY ARE NOY BEHOLDEN FOR EQUALIZATION RATHER PAYING FOR IT THROUGH THEIR TAXES TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ?
THAT MAY UPSET THE LAURENTIAN CABAL OF CENTRAL CANADA —ESPECIALLY UPPER AND LOWER CANADA —YOU KNOW ONTARIO AND QUEBEC .
WOW—THE OLD FACTIONS OF LONG AGO —ARGUMENTS OVER POWER AND INFLUENCE WHICH LED TO THE UPPER CANADA , LOWER CANDA BIAS THAT FORMS THE CONFEDERATION DEAL SURFACES ANEW.
WHY THE WEST MAY EVEN TALK AGAIN OF AN EQUAL SENATE LIKE IN THE US .
IF ALL THESE VIOLATIONS ARE ALLOWED ???
WHY NOT AN EQUAL SENATE AND AND A REFORMED PARLIAMENT ?
I SUSPECT UNDER THIS SUDDEN FLAWED CONSTITUTIONAL COMMOTION IS A REAL CONCERN ——
CAN’T UPSET THIS TRADITIONAL CENTRAL CANADA POWER BASE !!
THESE NASTY PREMIERS MUST BE STOPPED!