The federal government is going to waste a bunch of taxpayer money to tell us what we already know: Carbon taxes and totally excessive regulations imposed by Trudeau are strangling the Canadian energy industry.
More of our money is about to be wasted.
The Trudeau government has announced that they are spending $280,000 on a ‘study’ to ‘discover’ why our energy industry is struggling so much.
Of course, we already know what the problem is: The carbon tax makes everything more expensive, changes to regulations are reducing the confidence that pipelines can be approved, and the government has shown no ability to respond to tax cuts in the US that are eroding our competitiveness.
Obviously, the solution is very simple: Cut regulations and repeal the carbon tax.
There, saved $280,000.
Yet, the government won’t take that common-sense advice. Instead, they’ll waste a bunch of our money for a study that they’ll quickly ignore.
In fact, a Global News report notes that a government document mentions how “A loss of new investment opportunities to the United States is of particular concern, it adds. Tax reforms and a loosening of regulatory frameworks by U.S. President Donald Trump‘s administration could prompt more and more companies to head south.”
So why is the government spending money on a ‘study’ of the problem when they already know that it’s a tax and regulation problem?
It’s total stupidity, and it shows how little Trudeau cares about wasting our hard-earned money.
Brad Wall sums up the absurdity and owns Liberals on Twitter
Former Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall perfectly summed up the absurdity of this costly ‘study’ on Twitter:
“I am sure the interest is appreciated but a mirror would be a lot cheaper.”
I am sure the interest is appreciated but a mirror would be a lot cheaper. https://t.co/PnhRf5gUz7
— Brad Wall (@BradWall306) April 5, 2018
If only a fraction of Brad Wall’s kind of common sense existed in the federal government.
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