I hereby promise to vote Conservative in the next election, on the condition that Jim Flaherty's response to this is an official letter (from the office of the Minister of Finance, signed!) saying the following.
Dear Mr. Klein,C'mon, I know I'm not the only one who wants that. Conservatives: YOU COULD WIN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC. SERIOUSLY.
Fuck you no.
Sincerely and Genuinely,
Minister of Finance.
The actual issue is so ridiculous that I'm surprised Conservatives can even support this bullshit:
Lund rejected suggestions that with oil at $75 a barrel, Alberta may have a tough time getting money out of Ottawa while sitting on a surplus that will likely rival that of the federal government.Alberta - which has wasted a decade of revenues on tax cuts and neoconservative policy disasters (electricity deregulation, anyone?) - is now begging for (mostly) Ontario's money, after we Ontarians have been lectured, hectored, and berated about how we're out of touch with Canada, we don't work as hard as Alberta does, etc, etc.
"It's foolhardy to think that just because we have a surplus that we have to spend it," the minister said. "We have to invest it."
And now Lund and his government - after giving away billions of dollars last year to no real effect - are pleading poverty? Gag me with a spoon.
(via the Jurist.)