#59 Trudeau Sets No-Budget Record, Lockdowns Postpone Surgeries, Canadians Billed to Study Abandoned Barn

Episode 63 March 24, 2021 00:26:33
#59 Trudeau Sets No-Budget Record, Lockdowns Postpone Surgeries, Canadians Billed to Study Abandoned Barn
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Show Notes

News at the Top – Trudeau Sets No-Budget Record

Even though the federal budget has been announced for Apr. 19, the Trudeau government has officially gone more than two full years without producing one. Even back in World War II, there wasn’t a gap this long.

Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano and British Columbia Director Kris Sims break down the bizarre problem.

LINK: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-to-table-2021-budget-on-april-19-freeland-1.5358953

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/carson-jerema-trudeau-liberals-mock-parliament-with-budget-delay

Deep Dive – Lockdowns Postpone Surgeries

We all know the direct health implications from COVID-19. We know that government lockdowns have hurt workers and businesses.

On top of those painful impacts, more than 350,000 surgeries and consultation across the country have been postponed during the pandemic, according to a new report released by the think tank SecondStreet.org.  

Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano and our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard are up to talk about the problem.

Links: https://www.secondstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Policy-Brief-Closer-look-at-postponed-surgeries.pdf

https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-look-beyond-u-s-for-examples-of-private-health-care

Waste Watch – Canadians Billed to Study Abandoned Barn

Taxpayers have been billed tens of thousands of dollars just to study a mouldy, poop-filled, collapsing barn, used for storage at the prime ministerial cottage property on Harrington Lake.

Our investigative journalist James Wood has the exclusive story, and explains it to our B.C. Director Kris Sims.

Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/over-40,000-spent-to-study-abandoned,-mouldy-harrington-lake-barn

SIGN the PETITION to SELL HARRINGTON LAKE: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/sell-harrington-lake-luxury-cottage

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