Reaction on Thursday was predictable. The Green Party said Jim Flaherty delivered a budget that was “tough on nature”; the Ottawa Citizen said he delivered one that “includes major changes to … the size of government”; the Communications Workers of America Canada said: “Federal budget threatens Canada’s social and cultural fabric”. But I was there and I can tell you the government did not deliver a budget at all.
Despite his hard-won reputation for unreliability, I pay attention when Dalton McGuinty talks, about Ontario’s debt or anything else. I know I can count on him … to be misleading in important ways.
Apparently the NDP hope the public will get tired of Conservatives and elect socialists instead. I think we should elect conservatives instead.
My smouldering discontent with the Harper administration burst into leaping red flames on March 22 when Jim Flaherty promised no “austerity budget” next Thursday.
Does Dalton McGuinty think I look like a sucker willing to bet all my money on red again? Yup. He’s considering casinos in Toronto and Ottawa to fight the deficit.
John Robson of Earth here to report that, if the daily barrage of horrible news makes you wish you were on some other planet, it’s safe to visit Mars. Sure, the vicious giant six-legged white apes are a bit of an issue. But hey, life’s tough everywhere.