Author Topic: The Wreck of BC  (Read 4946 times)

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Offline wilber

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Re: The Wreck of BC
« Reply #780 on: April 19, 2018, 07:59:47 pm »
no - again, the NEP was only in place for a short period of (essentially) 3-4 years... and accomplished much in that short time frame. It's obviously quite difficult to presume to champion national infrastructure initiatives in a presumed federal-provincial partnership... when the official Conservative Opposition and principal province (Alberta) move to undercut anything/everything about the NEP. Notwithstanding, of course, the shifts to increased Canadian ownership (and resulting self-determination/self-sufficiency)... coupled with the NEP incentive programs, were targeted to bring Canadian investment forward to shape/drive that very national infrastructure you keep beaking off about!

There was no mention it, all the NEP did was tax Alberta's resources and use the money to buy assets and subsidize Eastern oil consumption. We'll tax you now and plan later. Maybe if they had done it the other way around, it might have flown.
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