If you want my thoughts on the provincial budget, you should check out Moncton CBC Information Morning tomorrow between 7 and 8 am. I think they asked me to comment assuming I would have a contrarian view.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind tax cuts, energy HST rebates, etc. but I strongly believe that the government should be seriously acting to stop our population decline through a sustained economic development program.
It’s actually quite surreal. If Ontario was losing population it would be a national crisis. If Ontario had seen a 40% increase in Equalization payments, it would be a national crisis.
In New Brunswick, this is considered ‘good news’ or at least not worth discussing.