Canada is a Dominion, under that which we call “responsible government” – a West Minster Parliament of Dogged Debate.
We have a social safety net and a culture of looking out for your neighbour.
For all of Canada’s existence, Ontario has been the province that has paid the most into the Equalization Program of Federal redistribution to ensure the provinces can equally administer the federal programs that have been mandated to them. Health Care and Vital Statics (Marriages and births).
Ontario has most of the oldest industry Head Quarters, while British Columbia has mostly provided resources and are the next province that pays into the system more times than we have had to accept from the Equalization Pool.
Alberta is number 3 and has been pumping out the world’s dirtiest, most environmentally harmful and polluting and EXPENSIVE oil to get at Tar Sands.
Quebec, the biggest recipient of the program… likely more than all the maritimes and territories combined, is thankfully blocking what is essentially a megastucture pipe bomb from being built across the country. Thank you Quebec, eh.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan… Alberta.. deserved to have their wheat board back and run by the co-op farmers who grow it. Canadian Wheat is a better product than Canadian Oil and Canadian Diamonds. no more destruction of environment for carbon.
the biggest fraud of all is carbon offsets, there is no credit for not polluting – there is only the need to reduce and eliminate polluting and not continue to add to the carbon load
we need to specialize and better distribute, so everyone has enough, and we need to say clearly:
good fences do not make good neighbours, there is all of us or none of us
we all breath the same air and drink the same water.
it has to not be okay to call for genocide of any demographic of people, otherwise, rights really don’t mean a thing.