Fraser Institute, the taxpayer supported voice of Canada’s billionaires and multimillionaires, uses the Vancouver Sun to raise a question:
…will a Horgan-led government keep the NDP’s election promise to balance the budget, and if so, how?
Well, here is one way. We can stop subsidizing natural gas producers.
Is that insufficient to balance BC budgets? Then, let us stop paying independent power producers above market prices. That would provide billions more.
Gas and private power producers have pocketed billions of dollars that should have stayed with taxpayers. Yet, you won’t hear the Fraser Institute, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Postmedia or Global TV even hint at these indisputable facts.
— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) June 17, 2017