Social engineers are eager for Canadians to buy into the same madness touted across the globe for post-pandemic recovery: more government spending. Now is precisely when technocrats must take a back seat and let markets take the wheel.
On Nov. 30, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented the 2020 Fall Economic Statement to Parliament. The report highlights Canada’s economic toll due to COVID-19 and outlines legislative proposals for economic recovery.
These include stale, ready-made measures found in any bureaucrat’s top drawer, such as collecting tax on e-commerce, expanding credit facilities for business and “economic inclusion” for women. These are short-term solutions at best, and they undermine economic growth and resilience in the long run.