The sad state of public policy thinking is on display in
The craving of our public figures to be seen taking advice
from a 16-year-old girl is astounding and distressing.
If Canadians forgive the many sins of Trudeau the Second, then we deserve the government that they choose.
A Government Commission I would like to see.
The Alberta government has, in the past, created blue-ribbon commissions to review oil and gas royalties.
Why not convene a blue-ribbon commission review of Civil Service payment and benefit rates?
The Federal Government did not send lawyers to defend the Trans Mountain Pipeline at a recent Federal Court hearing. I suppose there are number of possible explanations.
I hope that the Calgary Regional Planning Board dies a quick and cost-saving death.
Five months, 150 days after assuming power, the Alberta NDP through the Minister of Municipal Affairs announced a comprehensive plan for regional planning in Alberta. The dipper caucus, with no prior experience in government and no announced policy position on regional planning, were somehow able to formulate a policy and strategic plan for regional planning for the Calgary Region. A plan that imposed itself on the municipal governments of Calgary and surrounding towns and hamlets.
Alberta passed the Alberta Land Stewardship Act. With this law, according to the announcements, the Alberta government, could manage all the land of Alberta, all the water in Alberta, and even the air over Alberta.
If you hear an American politician talking, whatever the subject, whatever is being said, the sub-text is race and racism.
There is a political class in Canada known as the Laurentians.
Centred in the Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto triangle, they believe that we should defer to our betters. And our betters are the politicians and civil servants who spend our hard-earned tax dollars.
There is a billboard outside the National Art Gallery in Ottawa. At the entrance, the billboard advertises an exhibit entitled Anthropocene, the Age of Human Influence. The advertisement declares that “Mankind has affected the earth more than all the processes of nature.”
Can we turn the clock back on government intervention? Will the pendulum reverse direction and
recover to a mean?
I am beginning to fear not. There are more government takers than providers. The political
pendulum is weighted in the wrong direction with no apparent change of momentum
or direction reversal in the foreseeable future.