Monday, February 12, 2007
Hey big spender
There’s no doubting that this is good news:
Harper vows $1.5-billion to tackle environment woes
Meagan Fitzpatrick, CanWest News Service
Published: Monday, February 12, 2007
The federal government announced on Monday $1.5-billion in funding to help the provinces bolster their efforts to go green.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement in Sherbrooke, Que., with Quebec Premier Jean Charest, and Environment Minister John Baird. Quebec and Ottawa reached a deal that will give about $350-million to that province from a new national fund, Mr. Harper said.
It addresses both two Harpor trip-stones in one swoop – takes a kick at the fiscal (im)balance while also applies a little more green paint to his chubby body.
But it should lead to a few questions, you’d think by those who wear those ‘press’ pinned notes to their hat bands.
One should start to wonder just how this minority government is doing with the big surplus that had become a nice habit some nine years ago.
They’ve been spending like crack-addicted fashion divas with unlimited credit. And while the cupboard was full last time we checked, perhaps someone should do an audit, because we know from Flahatty’s past life he doesn’t do well with numbers…