The problem with running a campaign based on a whole lot of promises that clearly will never be kept is that eventually it comes back to bite you on the bum.
While good political teams try and deflect and navigate the choppy waters, the Trudeau team seems to be taking a page from Stephen Harper and just not caring.
I know I won’t be benefiting from the near $30B dollars our government will be burning through as a deficit this year. That’s $30B over the above all the cash that the government takes from us already. Heck, the Federal government refuses to advertise or post notices in CFN even though we own market share in this region, and are the most read newspaper in Cornwall.
That’s scary. What will all that cash be spent on? Well there are a lot of people and groups for Justin to thank, and of course it’s the old carrot and the stick. Loyal ridings will get some of that new infrastructure cashola with it spent on loyal firms most likely. Ridings that aren’t so loyal, probably not as much. Ridings on the edge for the next riding will probably get the most per capita. It never pays to put all of your political eggs in one basket like the silly riding I live in. It’s so blue that it got almost nothing from Mr. Harper because it simply wasn’t a contested riding. Even this last election our silly and quite useless MP got elected again, and it was his worst campaign since he’s been offering himself up for public office. Lucky for him Bernadette Clement was to Federal politics what Tim Hudak was for like running for the Premier of Ontario.
No, most of you reading this won’t get a dime of the $30B of “extra” spending this year, but we will all be paying for it, for a generation, longer when interest rates go up. Can a government “bribe” its way back to power? Well it seems to work for the Ontario Liberals so maybe Justin is on to something?
That wacky country that never had a history of being a friend of Canada and even before its Civil War wasn’t too big on Human Rights for its citizens has seen its war dimmer down as predicted. Russia simply decided to chill things down and the West blinked.
Yet we here in Canada watched what seemed to be the one promise Trudeau made sorta kinda be kept, at great expense to Canadians.
Ashley Burke over at the CBC did a fascinating break down of some of the costs related to rushing all of these Syrian refugees to Canada.
$30 million on commercial flights
$4 million on other deadline expenses
Costs to transport, house and process the refugees amounted to about $1,360 per refugee.
temporarily house refugees in hotels jumped to about $580,000 during the final 30 days. That’s nearly 10 times the government’s previous monthly average, according to documents CBC News obtained through the Access to Information Act.
Six weeks later, hundreds of refugees are still living hotel rooms in Toronto and Vancouver
Close to 200 Syrian refugees are still living in a handful of B.C. hotels. Families have been there for the last two months in rooms that cost on average $110 per night, said Friesen.
In Toronto, 150 refugees remain in hotel rooms that cost $70 a day. Resettlement workers in both cities say it will take another few weeks to find the permanent housing for the refugees’ specific needs.
A thick stack of accounting records show government workers incurred $1.7 million in overtime over five months to pull off the fast-paced plan.
The cost of planes, trains and automobiles along with accommodations for the department workers totaled $1.5 million between Nov. 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016.
Government-sponsored Syrian refugees were living in Ottawa hotels as they waited for permanent housing. (CBC)
You can buy a lot of housing and medical assistance for some of our First Nations communities with the excessive kind of cash we’re burning through to fulfill this promise.