It is hard to believe that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and the B.C. Liberals have the same blind spots, but it seems so. The first rule of economics is: “Never sell your assets.”
Harper is hurriedly and casually allowing and encouraging our Far North assets to be sold out to Chinese corporations. Mining, oil exploration and gas assets will, under Harper’s regime, be things of foreign control, if not of foreign ownership.
The B.C. Liberals are bent on selling B.C.’s prime asset: land. They are now allowing virtual ownership of parklands from which the public are banned.
All natural assets of Canada belong to our three solitudes and should be sacrosanct. Not for sale. For our use as we see fit. For the benefit of Canada, not corporations, not foreign companies.
The politicians about to dispossess us of our assets need to take Economics 101. This is no way to handle deficit budgets.
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