by The Honourable A. Brian Peckford
December 19, 2022
So how are we to get change if Six Provinces are receiving equalization ! $23 .9 billion this year.
Finance Minister Freeland announced this record amount yesterday in the House of Commons.
It takes seven Provinces and the Federal Government to get change to the Constitution.
So do you think any of these equalization Provinces are going to be interested in taking a look at changing the formula if , as is likely , there may be some reduction to some of these Provinces ?
Let’s name them :
Prince Edward Island , New Brunswick, Nova Scotia , Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario!
Perhaps now one can see why Alberta may be a little put out!
And what do all those Provinces who DO NOT receive equalization have in common ——
They all produce ——wait for it ——Fossil Fuels ——that commodity that the Federal Government is trying to eradicate .
Quebec helped scuttle the Energy East Pipeline but they don’t mind taking Equalization through the back door, made possible by the four ( Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan , Alberta, and British Columbia) fossil fuel producing Provinces .
Mighty (or so we are led to believe )Ontario, will get $412. Million this year .
And when was the last time you saw an Auto Plant in Ontario being constructed without Government assistance?
And aren’t there some BIG Pharma Vaccine Producing Plants being built with Government money in Ontario and Quebec? No problem with building plants that produce vaccines that injure but but all kinds a problems with alleged fossil fuel and climate . Government of Canada on their own website boasts of bio manufacturing investments of over $1.2 billion in Ontario and Quebec. Strange World.
Yep, we are in a heap of trouble —-what with Charter Rights and Freedoms violations by Governments breaking out everywhere spurred on by Big Parma, Big Media , Big Tech and now
the Judiciary —-and all that being topped up with an income distribution system crying out for change but protected by the so called cozy ‘Majority.’