August 25, 2015

"Quebec superiority complex": Why Liberal, NDP economic policies are "recipes for failure"

Brian LilleyArchive

The Dow dipped drastically on Monday, prompting Canada's candidates to finally address economic policy issues.

Stephen Harper acknowledged the problem but pointed to positive signs.

Justin Trudeau says he wants more "investments" in the economy, even though he's been criticizing Harper for running deficits.

Thomas Mulcair vowed that if elected, his NDP government's "first budget will be a balanced budget," and he wants the whole economy to be "balanced."

He thinks the Tories rely too much on energy and resources, but when it comes to lost manufacturing jobs, that's due in large part to Liberal Kathleen Wynne's actions in Ontario -- and that "brain trust" is now advising Trudeau.

I cover Mulcair's proposals in some depth in this report.

I think some of them will leave you concerned about how an NDP federal government will impact our economy.


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commented 2015-08-28 01:08:11 -0400
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that during the election campaign Harper’s make-up person is paid for by the Party and not by the Prime Minister’s office.
commented 2015-08-27 18:46:01 -0400
Peter P said: “Thanks for that Brian. I do always get a chuckle out of Trudeau’s ramblings. This one with Paul Martin at his side. I don’t know, did Martin look uncomfortable enough?”

Was it my imagination or was Martin ‘STIFLING’ a smile?……surely he of all people must wonder at the completely opposite nature of the younger Trudeau to his father…It seems that Martin is REALLY working at keeping a poker face…very interesting…
commented 2015-08-27 09:51:32 -0400
TTC & JT are both promising longer recess and less homework. They wouldnt lie about that, would they And they`ll just write a cheque to pay for it. That`s all, no worries.
commented 2015-08-26 20:43:33 -0400
All very well said folks.
Remind me, who were the victors on the Plains of Abraham?
commented 2015-08-26 20:37:00 -0400
Harper bashing again. Looks like Mr. Harper is to blame our economic woes, even though the global economic system is crumbling. Harper was educated as an economist, who else? Paul Martin? No way.
commented 2015-08-26 17:44:17 -0400
Quebec is a prime example of the “takers over the makers”. Reality is “separation” would result in their demise, and they know it! Hence the constant blackmail for more money from the R.O.C. while always “teetering” on the separation issue. The entitlement is so ingrained, it is not surprising that Trudope and Tommie the Commie believe all of Canada should be like Quebec! Of course like true Socialist/Communist shills, they neglect to address how the bills are to be paid, only the “goodies” they will dole out if elected. If the voting public buys this, boy are they in for a rude awakening! Past Lieberal Gov’ts including the one now in Ontario only look after Lieberals. Everyone else be damned! The Dippers have been no better in the provinces they ruled (and destroyed). Alberta will learn the folly of their “protest vote” methinks!
commented 2015-08-26 10:45:24 -0400
There is the old saying that if George continually robs Peter to pay Paul, he can count on Paul to help him. This, to me, summarizes the Quebec economic model, who is Paul. However, if Peter, in this case the Western provincial economies, is murdered in the robbery then he cannot continue to be robbed. Alberta is critically wounded and Saskatchewan and N.E. British Columbia are too small currently to make the difference. So now what will George, aka Mr. Mulcair and Junior, do?
commented 2015-08-26 09:29:36 -0400
Status quo economics policies of ALL parties are placebos attempting to stave off the inevitable collapse or eternal debt slavery of the population. All parties will continue to channel the largest portion of revenues towards debt interest service rather than infrastructure. So that means the only true difference between them is how large they will grow the debt by borrowing or how much they will pay to interest charges. Our social safety net and needed capital projects will go wanting until the debt is resolved – and it could be by paying it off or refinancing it at very low interest from the Bank of Canada – but ALL the current parties are intimidated by the internationalist financial community (IMF/BIS) who keep this debt slavery system alive by threatening to crash our currency if we go to an interest-free federal financial model (monetizing our debt).

Regardless who you choose to govern, the national debt to private lenders will grow, interest charges will strangle government ability to maintain its primary fiscal obligations to citizens.
I’ll vote for the first leader who openly an honestly addresses the issue of debt retirement and private borrowing – we do not need the Icelandic solution (yet). Let’s get out before we can’t
commented 2015-08-26 07:47:22 -0400
@peterbabich – no worries, this communist fk will be dead soon enough.

Stupid fkr troodo – “the budget will balance itself” and NAZI PIG WYNNE who has done the same – $0.3 TRILLION FKG DEBT AND CLIMBING. The “greek plan” aka the “venezuela plan” will end your quality of life.

NAZI PIG tommie no-cair is further left than pig-troodo. Vote this pig in and forget your bank accounts – they will belong to the goobermint.
commented 2015-08-26 06:00:26 -0400
How is that bastard Paul Martin not in jail
commented 2015-08-25 23:08:47 -0400
I agree with Bill Smith’s post and add that Mulcair and Trudeau are attempting to appear logical but in reality they have their feet solidly placed on the ground but have their heads firmly up their ass. Not a great combination.
commented 2015-08-25 22:42:41 -0400
It’s a recipe for disaster. In Vancouver, traffic congestion is terrible. An increase of half of one percent in sales tax was proposed to implement a plan.. it was rejected.. It’s clear, the public is at the limit for acceptance of taxation.
Corporate taxes… common sense, it can be whatever percentage a government wants.. but the higher it is, the fewer the companies relocating to Canada or local start-ups being economically viable.
Sell resources??? NDP claims to be against exporting oil.
How can one spend more at the same time as taking in less… a left-wing utopia will call for a massive increase in taxation or else somebody is lying (or both).
commented 2015-08-25 22:21:35 -0400
Thanks for that Brian. I do always get a chuckle out of Trudeau’s ramblings.
This one with Paul Martin at his side. I don’t know, did Martin look uncomfortable enough?
Mulcair wants to bring the Quebec model to the RoC.
Not possible. There are not enough Have provinces left. He is a dummkopf
commented 2015-08-25 22:11:15 -0400
Did you see Paul Martin frown when Trudeau was butchering the Liberal Party plan for the economy? He must need to bite his lip to keep from visibly cringing sometimes. If Trudeau were to win, I would hope Martin would drive economic policy but if Trudeau keeps talking like that, it won’t happen.

Mulcair is playing to the afflicted and those Canadians who believe they are afflicted and therefore entitled to take your money. The cartel approach to the economy.

Harper’s explanation is so reasonable and clear that anyone who hears it will recognize it is true. That doesn’t mean, of course, that fluctuations in the global economy won’t continue to impact Canada’s security. With this damn war, we are likely in for a few rough years.

What I want is another Harper majority and Trump in the White House so we can defeat the terrorist enemy and stabilize western economies.

Trump’s economic and foreign policy go together, like both a breath and candy mint. He has promised to put boots on the ground in ISIS territory to take their oil (and give it to Mobil), to take over their banks (take the money and run) and disrupt their funding channels. He will tax China and any business that manufactures outside the USA and charge every country for which the USA provides security. He intends to tame the world with wartime economic measures … or what some might call piracy. But hey, it’s war and all is fair and taking the enemy’s beans and bullets is a time-tested means of victory and one hell of a lot more humane than letting this vile enemy win.
commented 2015-08-25 22:10:40 -0400
If JT follows Ontario and Wynne’s financial plans-We’re doomed. If Mulcair puts the killer stab to the oil industry, gets cheap daycare and god only knows else is up his sleeve—We’re F—cked.
commented 2015-08-25 20:57:19 -0400
“Justin Trudeau says he wants more “investments” in the economy, even though he’s been criticizing Harper for running deficits."

Ever notice that Liberals have a talent of speaking out of both sides of their mouth (say one thing then contradict it)? My question to Trudeau is “which is it, spend more or stop spending? The budget won’t balance itself.”