The Alberta NDP's budget is disgraceful and disasterous as it is. Now they're talking about building something that's not even in that budget: A high speed train.
High speed trains don’t work.
They’re always massive economic failures -- make-work projects for lobbyists for train companies, like corporate welfare basket case, Bombardier.
Take Toronto’s latest disaster. Just a month ago, they opened up a billion-dollar train from the Toronto airport to the downtown subway station. It’s 90% empty.
Who would take a train between Edmonton and Calgary? That’s a three hour drive.
This is a disaster. It’s a stupid idea. Even the government says so — an all-party committee studied the idea just last year, and concluded it would cost up to $7 billion to build, and would burn through $129 million a year.
So, double those numbers, in real life.
On Tuesday, we saw what happened when a social worker was made finance minister. On Wednesday, we saw what happened when a bus driver union member was made transportation minister. And all of this is happening under a government led by an anti-oilsands activist who was made NDP premier.
We’ve got to call of Rachel Notley and her mad dogs. We’ve got to tell them to stop. And if they won’t stop, we’ve got to do everything we can to stop them. SIGN OUR PETITION at SaveAlbertaJobs.ca