The Conservative government's latest budget has won approval from parliament thanks to support from the Bloc Quebecois.
The Liberals and the NDP voted against it although it passed easily 176 - 119.
The most interesting development is the choice Conservatives have made. Given the choice between real Tax Relief and Big Government, the Conservatives chose the latter.
For months the CTF warned that failing to restrain spending would keep meaningful tax relief out of reach and guess what? We were right.
The federal government has opted for high spending over giving all Canadians some of their money back and this is a shame. Oh well - guess this is how politics works. Say one thing in opposition and do another in government. Same old - Same old. Nothing to see here you naive taxpayer.
But I guess this proves why groups like the CTF need to exist. Someone has to counter the big government, high taxes and high spending agenda that seems to plague this country and hold it back. We'll keep blowing the whistle and hope eventually taxpayers really do have a champion in Ottawa that can make real change. Clearly none of the major parties today are up to the job.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Posted by Adam Taylor at 8:31 AM
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