Kenny’s latest rant about the Federal Government stepping into Provincial Jurisdiction is plainly BS but it has a reason.
Conservatives don’t run a set of books. They run out of one account “General Revenues” All the money taken in by the province from any source goes into General Revenues. Using this account is how the Conservatives managed to strip 760 billion dollars from the Heritage Trust Fund.
All profits above 5% were taken from the Heritage fund and dropped into General revenues where they were used to reduce taxes for the oil companies. This in turn ended up in companies on the Gulf Coast.
The Feds are pouring billions of dollars into Alberta to fight COVID 19. They demanded accountability for where the money was being spent.
Back in our history, Ralph Klein actually refused Health Care transfers from Ottawa rather than explain where they were going to spend it in their privatization rush.
We are 66 years beyond the perfect circle around the sun. We have 34000 years to go until we reach the point furthest away. In these 66 years we should have been cooling off but, we are heating up.
Then, we have another 34000 years to move back to the perfect circle. The way we are going, animal life, will not exist for the journey. The oceans are presently absorbing much of our excess carbon dioxide turning the oceans into carbolic acid. As the oceans turn acidic, the fish quit spawning males and the species die. There goes a major food source and probably trade wars as fishermen can’t understand the loss of catch other than overfishing.
In this citreous journey, the earth will see a dozen ice ages or more. These things are just too large for a conservative mind to get around and it allows their constant state of denial to rule. Because of this, I see earth turning into another Venus somewhere in our trip forward and all life as we know it will end.
Considering the majority of our provincial premiers were not elected to office but achieved office though the manipulations of Bell Media and their 200 newspapers there will come a point of total abandon or absolute uprising.
Author Power generation in ON is a fiasco shared by both parties. Each has done their share of damage over three governments. Nuclear generation with construction faults in cooling. This happened all over the US too. Global warming fouled up their cooling abilities therefor their out puts. You see the same scenarios in Europe where rivers are too warm to provide the design cooling.
John Clark When faced with overheating because of a lack of cooling mechanisms (water lake river etc) the power operator will cut back the output. This brings on brown-outs ,black-outs etc. This in turn means less profitability for the Generator and possibly subsidies from the government depending on which markets they are hooked up to the purpose being to cover the shortfall in their own generation. Once up and operating the power generation is a resource more than an industry.
US oil owned our newspapers. the people with the bucks made the news! There was no internet nor was there a Facebook nor a Twitter. e-mailing copies of PDF was the extent of mass communication.
In this ancient climate PET was leaving Alberta after meetings with Peter Lougheed. He was persued down the train platform by a hoard of reporters asking impossible questions. One made a crude remark and PET wheeled around and flipped him the bird. This action was caught on camera and run in the local media as flipping the West the bird.
Then a world recession hit. Albertans has been encouraged to invest heavily in the Tar Sands. They mortgaged homes, businesses machinery, you name it to get capital to invest. And, they lost it all in the world recession. The Conservatives blamed the reduced price on oil and the financial climate as being the fault of the NEP! This resulted in the NEP to be shut down and hundreds of Suicides’ took place across the province and to some extent Canada. This latter took place under Ralph Klein who moved away from Lougheed’s moderate policies to the Republican hard line which has permeated our politics since.
Trump is under the gun now for the amount of division he has sewn in the US!
O’Tool is fanning the cold coals of separation in Canada. The age old prophecy of “Divide and Conquer”
He will be spreading the same type of poising across Canada and will be supported by Bell Media and their 200 newspapers. The separation call comes from a group of people who live next to the US border in southern Alberta. They control the Conservative Party. (The LDS Church) and is echoed by Jason Kenny.
The transfer payments or equaliztion payments they harp about:
The Transfer payments they are so vocal about cutting off cannot Legally be cut off but it doesn’t stop them from saying so. They justify this by saying Alberta has never received funding from Ottawa and in private they talk about how it was the Chase Manhattan Bank that saved Alberta in those early days.
In fact Alberta received equalization-transfer payments from conception until 1947 and again from 1957 to 1965. We got our share of the program when we needed it! It is a Canadian solution so both Harper and the WRP want to end it. Harper put his election crew in charge of the WRP election campaign for Smith and Dinning, now a lobbyist for the oil companies was their poster boy and occasional commenter.
If this poison sticks to the door, we will never have another Government unless we take up arms. Bell media and their 200 newspapers will make sure of that!
Of the millions of dollars put forward by the Federal Government to augment front line workers wages, none of it left the General Revenues. You recall Kenny cut the wage limits for minimum wage workers?