I don't have any stats to back this up, but I remember seeing a graph showing that the public sector had grown at a faster rate than when the PCs were in power.Most of those points are myths not facts, beyond changes to the tax system. Every single one of these points could be leveled against the PCs post ~1997.
I recall seeing something like that on Twitter, but iirc, it was from the Manning Centre so it may have been skewed in one direction.I don't have any stats to back this up, but I remember seeing a graph showing that the public sector had grown at a faster rate than when the PCs were in power.
There's plenty of room in eastern Canada if you want an economy powered by wishful thinking. You should see the hydro bills that go along with it. Please go enjoy your generally lower standard of living there and don't drag the rest of us down with you.
Do you take advantage of services like Bullfrog Power for your home/business?Wow! It may surprise you to know that people are doing pretty well in other parts of Canada. Business are running and the economy is humming along pretty well with or without wishful thinking. Yes the "east" has to deal with the legacy of deindustrialization and the destruction of other industries but it's not like that could have been prevented by lower corporate taxes or harsher anti-union policies. Those also won't protect Alberta from the decline of the carbon economy.
Also, not everyone thinks that lowering their tax and energy bills to the lowest possible level is the highest priority in their lives. Some people are more interested in investing in health care, education, the environment, etc. I'd be willing to pay much, much higher energy costs if Alberta would eliminate its coal plants.
I'm also not sure why it's such a sign of failure that Ontario buys hydroelectrical energy from Quebec. If buying hydroelectricity from BC can help Alberta get off coal, it should do that as well. There's no reason that provinces should have to be energy self-sufficient.