To win this Canadian’s vote, Justin, you have to stop the twinning of the TransMountain pipeline. That will be the only way Canadians can trust you on the question of climate change.
It is not as though you are getting any votes in Alberta for wasting billions of dollars and endangering the fisheries and whales off Vancouver. Surely, you realize that there are more potential seats for liberals at stake in British Columbia than there are in Alberta.
And why would you want to be the agent of doom with that highly polluting bitumen from Alberta? It hardly matters where in the world you find to refine it into ersatz crude oil. The pollution from it will just destroy our planet faster than it already is being destroyed.
While we are at it, Canada has to do something that can stifle the rate of inflation in this country. There are too many pressure points causing inflation and our politicians have to come up with some positive answers. A good example of the inflation problem is housing. If people think the they can make millions just rolling over supposedly principal residences, we need some barriers. If you have owned, and lived in a house, for over 20 years, you are entitled to the nominal increase in value. Less time than that, the home owner has to start paying taxes on the windfall.
And what about the companies that did nothing to help but earned outrageous profits during the pandemic. I think pandemic profits should be taxed for what they are. It is called exploitation. Better the Canadian people get some of that money back than just pay higher bonuses to undeserving executives.
And by the way, thank you very much for your efforts on behalf of Canada’s aboriginal and Métis peoples. Now you need to listen to them and find out what they want. If they are reasonable, you can do it. If they are not reasonable, you can tell them “No.” It might have been their ancestors’ land at one point but now it belongs to all of us. We all have to learn to share and protect our land.
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