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#3701 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 03:54 AM

https://nationalpost...s-own-handiwork

 

Colby Cosh: Trudeau and the Gang of Six: A PM undone by his own handiwork

 

There's almost no other way to put it: the prime minister seems to be losing his marbles


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#3702 pennymurphy2000

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:32 AM

He has been in way over his head since he won the election. Private school drama teachers are probably not the smartest choice for leader of any country. 



#3703 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:37 AM

Now we know the “sunny ways” masked the same old, autocratic, cronyism that has allowed the Liberals to dominate the civil service, crown corporations, favour Quebec, and reward their banking, legal and corporate sympathizers. And we also know that Trudeau is as much of a free enterpriser as was his late father who drove Canada’s economy into the ditch after wrecking Alberta’s oil industry.

Justin Trudeau followed the advice of Gerald Butts, a serial job-killer who advised Ontario to spend recklessly and ram through a “green” agenda that has harmed its engine of growth, auto manufacturing. Then the two targeted Canada’s engine of economic growth, oil and gas.

Thankfully, Canada remains a fossil fuel giant, four provinces have elected pro-business Tory governments and the Liberals are going to pay a price for their economically suicidal policies as well as their favouritism toward Quebec.



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#3704 RFS

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:43 AM

A Trudeau Liberal re-election campaign promise will be a single payer pharmacare plan 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...udeau-1.5173202

 

Would be a major windfall to big pharma


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#3705 Wayne

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:47 AM

A Trudeau Liberal re-election campaign promise will be a single payer pharmacare plan 

 

Hate to admit it but that is a very good campaign promise.  Trudeau is gold with most of the younger voters, now a single payer pharmacare will generate votes with the elderly.


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#3706 spanky123

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 12:23 PM

Hate to admit it but that is a very good campaign promise.  Trudeau is gold with most of the younger voters, now a single payer pharmacare will generate votes with the elderly.

 

And at a cost of $15B a year the youngsters won't even think to ask who is paying for it, In fact that $15B assumes that consumption remains the same, just that the taxpayer is now on the hook for the full amount. Anyone believe for a second though that with free access consumption won't increase dramatically? Heck you can get your free drugs and then sell them online to the Yanks!

 

The part that has been left out though is who is going to pay for the majority of that $15B. I would bet very heavily that it will be in the form of an employer drug tax. Heck employers will save a few bucks if they no longer have to fund employee extended drug coverage plans to the same extent so the Libs will then add a few bucks x 2 as BC did with the employer health tax. 


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#3707 LJ

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 07:53 PM

Hate to admit it but that is a very good campaign promise.  Trudeau is gold with most of the younger voters, now a single payer pharmacare will generate votes with the elderly.

The elderly already get their drugs paid for through Pharmacare.


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#3708 spanky123

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 06:32 AM

The elderly already get their drugs paid for through Pharmacare.

 

To some extent yes. Pharmacare is income based. 



#3709 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:38 AM

NP View: Trudeau and McKenna are the ones endangering unity, not the premiers



https://nationalpost...ot-the-premiers

#3710 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:41 AM

The campaign fabricators of all parties are in near full swing now, busy in the back rooms trying out attack lines, how best to present every other leader but their own as a moral defective or an incompetent slug. Campaigns are mainly about leaders, not platforms. Personally I wonder why journalists make such a big deal about the latter and accommodate the idea they’re little more than window dressing around the leaders’ campaigns.

 

I offer the hint that outside the dreary purgatory of media-sponsored town halls (tedium institutionalized) and the partisan puppet shows of strategist panels, no one gives a flying fig about what the parties say their platforms are. For the simple reason most of their promises don’t live past the day of the vote. Balanced budgets in four years? Absolutely last election with First Past The Post?

 

The cardinal purpose of all election advertising is to do in the other bunch’s leader. And the greatest leverage in taking down a leader is the faults, foibles and failures that he or she has, during the previous term, put on the plate for his or her opponents.

 

 

https://nationalpost...out-the-leaders


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#3711 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 08:00 AM

https://www.cbc.ca/n...ction-1.5175899


NDP's 2019 election platform promises mental, dental, hearing coverage for all

#3712 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 08:06 AM

I think the bigger feature might be eye coverage if it includes free hardware (glasses).

#3713 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:09 AM

Only if free glasses are funky English NHS frames.

https://www.college-...spectacles.html

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#3714 spanky123

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 03:32 PM

I think the bigger feature might be eye coverage if it includes free hardware (glasses).

 

Why don't they just offer every taxpayer $1M? That way the taxpayer can buy whatever they want whether it is education, healthcare, pot. etc.


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#3715 sdwright.vic

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 03:54 PM

Because some people will spend that million in a week.
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#3716 tommy

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:49 PM

Why don't they just offer every taxpayer $1M? That way the taxpayer can buy whatever they want whether it is education, healthcare, pot. etc.

why?...because that would cost 37 trillion dollars...an amount even the liberals can't raise through increased taxes...


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#3717 spanky123

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:22 AM

why?...because that would cost 37 trillion dollars...an amount even the liberals can't raise through increased taxes...

 

$37B or $37T, it is just a number!



#3718 Citified.ca

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:34 AM

The Liberals have unveiled the biggest weapon in their struggle to maintain dominance in Ottawa:

 

Feds unveil details of first-time homebuyer assistance program for properties valued up to $600,000


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#3719 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:39 AM

and the cbc is pitching in too:

Why CBC News is doing a series on climate change

The environment is shaping up to be major issue in election year



https://www.cbc.ca/n...-note-1.5175490

#3720 SimonH

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:44 AM

why?...because that would cost 37 trillion dollars...an amount even the liberals can't raise through increased taxes...


.....bring it on.

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