Has the media reported how the financial collapse in Greece and potential other socialist government is affecting the European Union and potential trade deals. Photos of riots are wonderful, not sure how they help explain the termination of jobs and social benefits. Does Mary Poppins explains things better than our media?
"Parliament and the government of Canada are committed to the principle of making equalization payments to ensure that provincial governments have sufficient revenues to provide reasonably comparable levels of public services at reasonably comparable levels of taxation." (Subsection 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982) -Government WebsiteHas the media explained how the equalization program works in Canada and how similar programs are delivered in other countries? Are you aware in 2010-2011 $ 14.4 Billion will be transferred in equalization funds to six provinces?
A more detailed explanation into what this program is available at Mapleleafweb here.
I have already raised the questions regarding equalization here, here and here.
Below is a table from a Political perspective included are my own seat projections. Crystal Ball available here.
The chess pieces have been moving for months and a speakers ruling will become a confidence motion unless the opposition parties back down from their reckless and repeated allegations.
Do the coalition parties in alliance with our Quebec separatists of November 2008 want to risk, ask the voters if their efforts on providing improved housing condition for Omar Khadr, Taliban prisoners is a worthwhile effort?
A rational person would not think so, so the logical step is to watch the strategists from the dysfunctional coalition retreat from a visit to the Polls with some wonderful spin.
As a partisan Conservative blogger I would gladly invite a trip to the Polls to retire the deadwood in the people's house. For Ontario and Alberta this program has not been a winner. Is it time to fix it, here is a Report from an expert Panel here.
I included two videos from history for perspective, the socialists are talking about the same transfer of the wealth, redistribution of the wealth failed theories. Nothing has changed for them.
Has Quebec become more or less dependent on equalization payments for their standard of living and socialist policies?