John Ivison: Tories drain spending
pool so NDP, Liberals will have to raise taxes to fund platforms
John Ivison |
November 12, 2014
Fall fiscal update forecasts lower surplus — $31.2
billion over six years
The Harper Conservatives have already rolled out their pre-election
giveaway strategy – the $26.7-billion family tax and benefit package.
Joe Oliver went one step further Wednesday and gave us a glimpse of the
likely campaign slogan: “Now is not the time for risky experiments.”
Justin Trudeau – does he mean you? Yes, he surely does.
The finance minister revealed the fall fiscal update in Toronto
Wednesday – long gone is the quaint old tradition of first informing the
House of Commons. These days, it’s a quick stop at the Canadian Club
during a parliamentary break-week, while the Prime Minister is overseas.
Mr. Trudeau loomed large in Mr. Oliver’s speech – though curiously NDP
leader, Tom Mulcair didn’t merit a mention.
The minister plunged into a sea of mixed metaphors – “the global economy
remains fragile”; “we need to stay the course”; “we aren’t out of hot water yet”
– and headed for his favoured destination – the desiccation of the Liberal
leader – with the determination of a Great Lakes swimmer.
“Justin Trudeau has already announced he would repeal some of our family tax
cuts and may repeal the others. Taking money out of the pockets of middle class
and lower income Canadians does not seem like a winning platform to me,” he
said. “We simply can’t afford a return to a mindset that assumes governments can
tax and spend as they please, without economic consequences.”
To ensure both the Liberals and NDP will have to roll back their tax
measures, the Conservatives had some fun with numbers in the latest update.
By re-introducing a $3-billion contingency “rainy day” fund in each year,
they reduced the combined anticipated surplus for the next six years to
$31.2-billion – $26.7-billion of which they have already spent. The current year
is forecast to be a modest deficit of $2.9-billion but that is only because the
government has penciled in $3-billion of new spending on the family tax package.
After that bonanza, there’s not much left in the cupboard for other
pre-election giveaways – or for the opposition to spend.
The update stated that if the $18-billion allocated for contingencies over
the next six years is not spent, it will be used to retire federal debt. (The
government expects to reduce the federal debt-GDP level to 25% by 2021 from the
It should be said that fiscal forecasting is the foremost of the inexact
sciences – the Finance department said that revenues came in a full $6.2-billion
higher last year for reasons it didn’t expand upon.
Finance also said it has adjusted government revenue figures going forward
downward by $13-billion over six years to reflect a $70 a barrel Canadian oil
price. This should be taken with large buckets of salt – no-one knows if oil
prices will rise or fall.
But it’s clear the Tories have deliberately drained the spending pool, so
that, one way or another, the opposition parties will have to raise taxes to
fund their own priorities.
It seems to be as much luck as judgment that has enabled Stephen Harper to
reverse the momentum that Mr. Trudeau enjoyed through the summer and early fall
– a new Nanos poll on “preferred prime minister” has Mr. Harper ahead for the
first time in four months.
In recent weeks, events have re-shaped the domestic political scene – the
mission in Iraq and perhaps the shooting in Ottawa have caused some Canadians to
re-evaluate what they want in a prime minister.
On the economic front, while the oil price has tumbled, the growing U.S.
economy and the lower Canadian dollar appear to have cushioned the blow. The
economy created 43,100 jobs in October, following a significant gain in
September, with most of those jobs being full-time and in the private sector.
That’s it for the Conservatives. Their plan is now public, save what they may
be able to squeeze from a spring budget.
The NDP has also gone public early with the centre-piece of its platform –
the $5-billion national daycare plan.
Yet the Liberals have resisted the urge to join the fun by making detailed
policy pronouncements. The plan is to keep specific ideas under wraps until
nearer the election, although Mr. Trudeau has been making vague promises to
dramatically ramp up federal spending on public infrastructure projects like
subways, highways and bridges in his recent speeches.
Some Liberals are already muttering that Mr. Trudeau has blown his chance.
Their fear is that Stephen Harper has done it again – and that the Big Mo is
with the Tories again.
All our politicians are that, politicians first, their priority is selfish
rather than the national interest.
Not one of our three parties is addressing Canada's economic spiral dive
that is primarily caused by an insidious adoption of Fassccist Ideology
that has at its basis, the Extreme Feminist doctrine of Gender
It has corrupted out Judiciary to the point that we have a
Caricaturistic Justice System
where the Judges are puppets,
chosen for by a puppet selection process
that is designed and operated to recruit those
most likely to follow
Canada's Fascist Doctrine of Gender Superiority
that has as its platform, Male Gender
Cleansing when it comes to Family Law and Child Protection.
is the Canada's Classic Example of
Corrupt Rotten Vile public officials
who are systematically destroying lives, but not like Germany in WW2
where it was a war on just the Jewish Race
but now its a War on Males,
Our Judges now are largely chosen
from what local lawyers openly call,
thats the name
lawyers refer to "The Children's Aid Societies of Ontario".
In Ottawa a classic example of a Fassccist Corrupt Evidence Fabricating Lawyer
is MARGUERITE LEWIS
Marguerite Isobel Lewis like most CAS lawyers,
has a Fanatic approach to law that
requires her to Personally Fabricate Evidence before Judges like the
Dis-Honourable Insults to Justice who "Rubber Stamp" decisions for this
Fascist Program of Gender Cleansing.
Our Rule of Law is now Non Existent,
its has been slowly and surely systematically
turned into a Charade of a Justice System where
the Legal Rights of Male
Canadians have been slowly eliminated with
a pretense of legal process.
Front Line Terrorists in this war on Fathers
results in the likes of
Ottawa Police Detective Peter Van Der Zander
Evidence NOT to charge Violent women
who habitually assault children and
Det. Peter Van Der Zander is just one of
Hundreds of Ottawa Terrorists and criminals employed by the Ottawa
who abuse their powers as Police Officers
to engage in the
Extreme Feminist Fasscccist Program of "Gender Superiority.
It means we have Fassccist Crown Attorney's like TARA DOBEC
charges against Violent Females and prosecutes Male Victims of Domestic
It means we have an almost Entire Ottawa
Superior Court with Judges on a war on Fathers that means ANY male
victim of Domestic Violence who expresses any concern regarding
unprovoked FEMALE violence upon children and partners will have their
children removed from them.
Ontario Superior Court
Judges Tim Minnema is a Former CAS lawyer
and a classic example of a
Child Abusing Judge who
ENCOURAGES fabrication of Evidence by the
underbelly of the Legal profession like MARGUERITE ISOBEL LEWIS.
Tim Minnema is a classic example of most of the removes children from
Fathers simply because they were the victims of Female Domestic
The end result is that Fathers are too afraid
to call police, Women know that and increasingly, Assault children and
Fathers with impunity and total immunity.
The classic way to get custody of children now is too simply habitually assault
Fathers and when she finally attempts to Strangle him to death, and the police
up and find him bleeding around the neck, HE gets arrested and the
children taken from his care while SHE gets treated as a victim and the
entire Fassccist Support Program kicks into gear.
Canada now has a Shrinking Birth Rate, that is an economic time bomb, as is
the Insidious destruction of our Caricaturistic Justice system that now operates
under "Male Sharia Law".
Ottawa Mens Centre
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
The Conservatives could wipe hundreds of Millions of dollars spent on
Fassccist Ideas of Promoting Violence against fathers by collecting the bloated
underbelly of the Ottawa Judiciary and flushing them.
Ottawa is the nation's capital, and to the embarassment of Canada it is the
Centre of the Worlds most Corrupt Judiciary who are largely former lawyers for
Ontario's Largest Criminal Organization, The Children's Aid Society of Ontario.
Ontario is a Corrupt Province, Ottawa is a cess pool of the worst forms of
humanity who graduate as professional brown nosers, and complete with the
nastiest forms of Personality disorders that is frequently found in sociopaths,
they rise to seek positions of absolute power, where they do the Government's
Fasccist Goals of promoting violence against fathers and, applying the Fasscist
Policy of Gender Superiority which means, Fathers have no rights, Fathers are
SHPOS who should have their children taken away from them.
During WW2 we learned about the 3rd Reich program of Ethnic superiority
except it did not include 50% of the population.
The Ontario Government is a FASSCIST Government that promotes FASSIST ideas
of Gender Superiority and "Gender Cleansing" that has resulted in the
unbelievable statistic that around 99% of custody litigation results in women
getting custody in Ontario.
Our Corrupt FAsscist Judiciary, promote Domestic violence by encouraging
women to be violent, they encourage murder, intimidation and child abuse.
For a dead beat child abuser, don't look the next father you see, go visit
your local Children's Aid Society or their Rubber Stamps called Judges of the
Ontario Superior Court.
Its enough to make you want to puke.
Ottawa Mens Centre