Silly, Crass , Irresponsible !
Canada you say? Yes. British Columbia !
There was a recent Election in this left Coast Province . West of The Rockies —–as in different!
The reigning Liberals got 43 seats .
The Opposition Parties got 44 seats.
The Opposition Parties signed an agreement promising to co-operate .
Notwithstanding —The Liberals , not understanding basic arithmetic , or common sense and courtesy , is still clinging to power weeks later.
They finally called the Legislature , produced and delivered a Throne Speech.
It was full of promises of things they had sworn only weeks before they would never do. Hundreds of millions of dollars worth!
Now today , the Minister of Finance produces an economic and fiscal update , a few short months after the Budget .
Presto ! A surplus of $ 2.7 billion not $1.3 billion.
But the Minister was forced , no doubt by fiscal agents and rating agencies , to include two important words :
‘Anticipated and Audit as in Subject to Audit. ‘
In other words this so called update is not real —–it is what a desperate party wants you to believe will happen .
They are hoping that tomorrow their likely defeat on non confidence produces a Government that won’t last and they will use theses numbers in the election campaign.
Of course, for those of us who live here , this is nothing new .
The Liberals have been parading an operating surplus as if it was a budgetary surplus for years as the debt continued to increase.