June 19, 2017

Out of control government: Trudeau Liberals muscle in on wine business

Brian LilleyArchive

The Trudeau government wants to use your tax dollars to get into the wine business despite wine being one of the things that people have been making for centuries without government help. 

Yes, the Trudeau Liberals want to use your tax dollars to build a research winery in Kentville, Nova Scotia.

A government job as a wine taster who will retire with a fat government pension might be nice but then again, do I want to drink government wine?

Joking aside, this does bring up a deeper question about the role of government.

The left believes government needs to do every job even if they do it badly whether it’s growing marijuana or raising our children — they want government to look after us cradle to grave.

Government does have a role in society. Most of us would agree that building the roads and bridges we all use is one, funding and equipping the army is another and running the courts and the justice system yet another.

But I believe, as did the Fathers of Confederation, in a limited government that still leaves us with the utmost freedom to live our lives, run our businesses and build our communities.

How on earth did we get to be a country that needed the government to run a winery or our daycares or to sell our fish?

It’s sad that we are at this point. Most don’t think about fundamental questions like this but it’s at the core of so many problems.

If they run all these other aspects of our lives, why can’t they control our speech, our thoughts, and why can’t they tell us what we can and cannot say?

Out of control government needs to be pushed back on all fronts - starting now.

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commented 2017-06-22 22:41:00 -0400
I get a kick out of Junior when he does his Miley Cyrus
commented 2017-06-20 21:29:41 -0400
All is fine. Budgets balance themselves.
commented 2017-06-20 15:09:58 -0400
And the really ironic part is that given the huge government taxes on all forms of alcohol, most “wine brewing” is done at home from wine making kits or at the local U-brew stores, which are found everywhere… And rural Bluenosers are experts at making hooch from anything and everything that can be fermented and distilled…
commented 2017-06-20 11:15:09 -0400
“This Trudeau gov’t is really getting on my nerves. Why do they have to stick their nose into everything.”

Well for starters Liberals love to micromanage everything, to control every aspect of your life, this gives them a feeling of superiority and a false sense of accomplishment. This attitude of theirs creates job opportunities for their close friends and relatives – Liberal nepotism is a large part of daily life on the east coast. Last but not least it gives them bogus opportunities to pat themselves on the back and say “look we created jobs”.
commented 2017-06-20 08:03:24 -0400
Only a nut bar PM from QUE.would think this will be good.
commented 2017-06-20 05:46:02 -0400
This is not a new turn of events. Government has been throwing money at Nova Scotia’s wine industry since the ’80’s.
commented 2017-06-20 04:12:00 -0400
This is what happens when you elect a “nice piece of ass” as Prime Minister.

Justnotready is spending our taxes and going thru our government coffers like a drunken sailor.

JT has no idea what he’s doing imho. He has no sense of austerity or thrift. How could he: the man thinks money grows on trees. For Trustfund Boy it always has.

But hey don’t worry the economy will “grow from the heart”. Yeah whatever man, JT, peace and love man. Pass the joint.

Elections have consequences.
commented 2017-06-20 02:14:36 -0400
The really sad part about this project is that Nova Scotia’s climate is no more suitable to an expanded wine industry than attempting to grow peaches!… The three wineries I mentioned in my previous post are all set in very narrow “micro climate” areas… The Annapolis Valley, from Magadash in the east, to Digby at the western end, is suitable for some types of apples but certainly not grapes as a cash crop… If a really keen would-be N.S. wine maker wants to find another micro-climate spot – typically no more than a few acres in size – then good luck to him or her.. But pouring hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars is, as I said before, sheer B.S.!
commented 2017-06-20 01:58:57 -0400
Drew, we’re on the same page.
commented 2017-06-19 23:30:18 -0400
Cummon Brian, you’re old enough to know what’s going on here. This is vote buying of the first degree – consolidating the voter base in rural NS, with a make work project for the local rubbies, a photo op destination for librano media fartcatchers and a retirement project for thirsty McCallum – in the long run it’s saving the taxpayers money on bar tabs for the patronage clients running this screech factory, they’ll drink the output and save us the big bar tabs they’re used to sticking us with
commented 2017-06-19 22:58:19 -0400
This Trudeau gov’t is really getting on my nerves. Why do they have to stick their nose into everything. A research winery, for what, the Canadian winemakers did not start making wine yesterday, THEY do the research, tend the orchards, etc, etc, & doing a fantastic job & they’re always trying to come up with something new so what the hell are these amateurs going to research. Instead of doing their job,they’re trying to do someone else’s job. Reminds me of a vendor who thinks he knows more than the real estate agent in the field every day, about what his property is worth.
commented 2017-06-19 21:59:36 -0400
Our present government is basically a communist dictatorship, it has communist ideas ,there’s more of that kind of stuff coming
commented 2017-06-19 21:45:05 -0400
Carol Masse i was pretty much forced to do that when the NDP started to kill the pipeline industry, instead of 800 or 900 a week , i pay next to nothing in the job i found after that, and i will not go back unless i have some emergency financial situation now, why should i bust my hump away from home in the freezing cold to have so much stripped away?
commented 2017-06-19 21:39:30 -0400
For the 1st time in my life, I’m desperately trying, legally, to cut my taxes. I’m not willing to pay anymore for muslim terrorists, billions given to other nations, 10 vacations a year for TruDope, and all of the other huge waste of my money, and certainly not for a wine research filled by bureaucrats. Enough. With Harper, we knew he manages the finances, but now, it is a big hole of bs.
commented 2017-06-19 20:51:07 -0400
Maurice said..
“The real tragedy about government bureaucracy is that there are, indeed hard-working, conscientious, dedicated government workers out there…. at all levels of government. Not that many, perhaps.”
Nowhere near enough to bother even mentioning them

Tammy said..
“Be on the look out for government funeral homes….the taxes aren’t enough for Liberals; there will be more interference”
My God.. that is a very, very disturbing thought.!!
commented 2017-06-19 20:08:30 -0400
The real tragedy about government bureaucracy is that there are, indeed hard-working, conscientious, dedicated government workers out there…. at all levels of government. Not that many, perhaps. Most just show up to collect a pay check, but there are some. I know, I’ve worked with them. But in many cases, they’re the ones who do the most damage. If they’re high-level bureaucrats, they live in a bubble and they’re completely out of touch with reality; If they’re field level workers, they may try to do the best they can with what they have. And they frequently resent the higher-ups in the bureaucracy whom they feel are a hindrance to them performing at peak level, by denying them the resources they need. But they’re so focus on performing their jobs, as defined by their job description, that they can’t pull their head out long enough to ask themselves if the job they’re doing really needs to be done…. or if public sector workers are the ones who should be doing them. Thus, by their hard work and dedication, they may well be perpetuating a government function that should have ceased to exist long ago. There are many functions still being performed by the government that may have started for very legitimate reasons, but have long outlived their usefulness and are now just a drain on the tax payer. The trouble is, when governments attempt to slash budgets, they consult with their high-level bureaucrats as to where cuts should be made, the very people whose jobs depend the continued existence of their bureaucracy. Guess where they’re going to recommend the cuts be made?
commented 2017-06-19 19:48:01 -0400
The up-side is that the government produced wine will provide the baseline for the qualitative statement, “This wine tastes like crap.” Because the government wine will define what crap wine tastes like.
commented 2017-06-19 19:22:05 -0400
Now This is pure B.S.!… There is already a government horticultural experimental station in Kentville which is fine for researching better crops for the Annapolis Valley such as apples… But to get into “wine research” is pure down east vote buying by the Liberals… If you want to know how to grow vines and make wine in this region then you just have to go west to the Bear River Winery in Bear River or Annapolis Highlands in Clementsvale; or east to the Jost Vineyards in Magadash and ask them how its done… Bloody waste of money and so typically Liberal…
commented 2017-06-19 19:16:12 -0400
Great report Brian!
Trudeau’s winery will fail, like everything else he does! I wouldn’t drink government wine, who knows what they will lace it with!
Be on the look out for government funeral homes….the taxes aren’t enough for Liberals; there will be more interference….
commented 2017-06-19 18:51:28 -0400
After many hours of contemplation I don’t think I would tell him that he had no parachute while telling him that his helmet cam was fully powered and operational and would record the entire event for posterity. .
commented 2017-06-19 18:50:14 -0400
So true, Brian. Time to push back!
commented 2017-06-19 18:47:17 -0400
Brian You have said it all in your preview. Ye did spake well sire.

What can we do? How about a Rebelution.
commented 2017-06-19 18:42:06 -0400
Yay we get to pay for shitty wine that few will even buy. Another money pit.
Sorry libs we do not want nor do we need more government control of our lives.
Do you on the left ever get offended that your parties think you are such a helpless invalid physically and mentally that you need them to do and decide everything for you? Hell even i do not have that low of an opinion of lefties, why do your parties?