Category Archives: Small Government

Doctor shortage plagues rural Alberta

Everyone keeps suggestion bandaid solutions to the real problem with is single payer healthcare. When you fix prices to cause shortages. It’s basic economics. Small towns have grocery stores, gas stations etc. with zero government involvement. It’s funny how the … Continue reading

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It’s time to abolish the $3.6-billion tariff tax on the poor

Not just the poor… all of us. http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/Milke+time+abolish+billion+tariff+poor/7940764/story.html

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Wind turbines stall at 2 federal prisons

$2.5 million to save $110,000 a year and $60,000 of repairs after only a few years of operation does not sound like a great rate of return. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2013/02/04/nb-dorchester-wind-turbine-problems-700.html

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Is that Kate standing next to all the gold in the world?

From the SDA comments: “The real question is, does Kate think that gold is money?” To put gold in perspective… All the gold ever produced is a cube 20 m by 20 m.  Yes there is more being produced all the … Continue reading

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Budget Cuts

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Debt by a Million Novelty Cheques

First off required reading: Public Accounts of Canada 2010 These documents outline every dollar spent by the Federal Government.  The ones I focus on here are: Volume II – Details of Expenses and Revenues Section 6 (Transfer Payments) If you break … Continue reading

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Canadian Income Tax Distribution by Province

Update: Made the table a bit bigger Speaking of paying a fair share of taxes… Source: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/gb08/pst/fnl/html/tbl5-eng.html

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Percentage of Canadian Federal Income Tax by Income Percentile

Update 3: Welcome SDA readers (lets all test my unlimited bandwidth quote on my hosting package!) Update 2: Fixed… now with population distribution AND income % Update: It’s wrong (sort of).  The original % are of returns not income.  Working … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber unimpressed with American health care system, prefers Canada’s

Fox News: Justin Bieber unimpressed with American health care system, prefers Canada’s “You guys are evil,” he laughs in the new issue of Rolling Stone. “Canada’s the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don’t … Continue reading

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Guaranteed Annual Income

Globe & Mail: Let’s refocus on a guaranteed annual income The last thing Canada needs is another bloated Federal entitlement program. In fact the solution is less Government entitlements. If we cut a vast majority of Federal spending (agriculture, fishing, … Continue reading

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