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Monday, September 05, 2005

NDP: Gimme your money 
(en francais)

From this weeks issue of the Hill Times:

“Should Ottawa have a say in how Alberta spends its surplus?”

Jamey Heath, NDP strategist

“Simply put, yes. Alberta receives federal transfer payments and though you wouldn’t know it from the last decade of vanishing federal leadership, something- for-nothing federalism actually isn’t what was envisioned.”


Hopefully a few voters in Ontario are paying attention. Should the Ontario provincial government ever get it's finances in order, the federal NDP will be right there to help 'redistribute' the wealth. The NDP never saw a buck it didn't want to spend.

So Mr. Heath, what would you do if Alberta decided to start collecting it's own taxes and pulled out of the federal transfer payment system?

Paul Synnott at 7:59 PM    | en francais | Go to Top|


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