Dummy...i swear to god, you dont think threw what is posted.<quoted text>
Shrill bill? LMFAOOO I'm not the one derailing EVERY SINGLE THREAD I POST IN with a bunch of anti-Bush/anti-Harper, half-wit rhetoric.
And don't give me "Of course there was structural deficit unavoidable". The WHOLE point of the NEP was to wipe out the deficit and eventually clean up the debt. You obviously didn't notice that the energy companies were responsible for the costs of infrastructure and shipping. Only the Liberals could set up a program that costs them virtually nothing while gaining ownership in energy companies, and STILL lose billions of dollars.
Meanwhile the deficit today is in part a result of the Opposition screaming at Harper to spend, spend spend the way out of the recession. Then in a perfect example of Liberals and Dippers not having a fucking clue what they want, turned around and condemned Harper for spend, spend, spending.
The previous Liberal govt had TWELVE majority years to set up an NEP while they permitted the further expansion and exploitation of the oil sands. Harper has had less than 2 so far and it's not like he's been sitting around. He's been making deals with the Chinese, which you seem to approve of, while the last several months have been occupied by a bunch of whiney Natives.
There are reasons why an NEP won't likely have much success in Canada as long as it's primarily oil and NG based, there is FAR too much regionalism in Canada. And just like the last time, Alberta will be the one putting in the VAST bulk of the money while all the other provinces benefit from it, most of whom will be contributing nothing to it.
Yes, it might be good for Canada economically, but it has the potential to be disastrous for Canada on a regional/provincial level.
Quebec isn't the only province that's grumbled about separating, Alberta has thought about it more than once. A forced NEP would almost certainly move Albertans beyond mere thought.
To return to my earlier point about the Liberals, it wasn't actually a partisan jab. Chretien was the Minister in charge of the NEP and he was the one that ultimately shut it down in 1985. He knew long before he became PM that an NEP was a very risky endeavour in Canada.
You can say what you want about Harper not being a leader, but he's smart enough to know a terrible idea for Canada, at least when it comes to an NEP.