What’s the point of the government spending taxpayer dollars on a survey of Canadians if they just ignore what Canadians think?
Ahead of the 2018 budget, the Finance Department conducted a survey of Canadians – using taxpayer dollars – to see what we thought of their policies.
It turns out, Canadians think the government is “wrong” on their deficit and spending plans.
As noted by the Globe & Mail, “The federal government’s own internal surveys found Canadians believe Ottawa is getting it “wrong” on deficits and spending, but that didn’t stop the Liberals from releasing a third consecutive deficit budget with no timeline for balancing the books.”
Additionally, “The polling report states that focus group participants “felt the government has been getting the following wrong” over the past year, listing “deficits and spending,” followed by not doing enough for First Nations, abandoning electoral reform, legalizing marijuana and “taking care of who is crossing our border into Canada from the U.S.”
Interestingly, the poll showed that Canadians believed the government was “right” on “Canada’s direction and tone on the international stage,” and “its focus on the environment and immigration issues.” However, the survey was conducted before Trudeau’s disaster trip to India, and before the government revealed that they can’t even reach the climate targets they signed up for.
The fact that the government arrogantly ignored their own survey on what Canadians think is just more confirmation that they have no interest in listening to the people or representing our citizens. Every bit of “consultation” they do is a fraud, meant to create the false impression of accountability, when they are really just pushing ahead with their own destructive agenda no matter what people think.
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