Mr Prime Minister: Jobs & how to create them?

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Mr Prime Minister: Jobs & how to create them?

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A note from you to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with suggestions about creating jobs.
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Dear Sir, in your campaign, you indicated that you would make investments in infrastructure. I think this is a good idea and would like to see HW1 turned into a world class highway from coast to coast. This would both create jobs, and facilitate the movement of goods and materials, lowering transport costs and thus making goods less expensive.
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I agree that it's high time the TransCanada was 4 laned coast to coast. It's kind of ridiculous that we still have stretches of our national highway where I have to plod along behind an RV doing 60 Km/hr. Make it happen JT! I support you 100% in this endeavor.
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Your right about the Trans Canada
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logicalview wrote:I agree that it's high time the TransCanada was 4 laned coast to coast. It's kind of ridiculous that we still have stretches of our national highway where I have to plod along behind an RV doing 60 Km/hr. Make it happen JT! I support you 100% in this endeavor.


No less than five sections on the TransCanada are being worked on now, including snowshed upgrades, between Kelowna and Lake Louise.

I expect JT will stay the course on infrastructure up-grades.
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One can but hope Queen, I remember getting ticked off at Chretien for making a big deal out of upgrading the Kicking Horse Pass, spending twenty million dollars over a few years, (as I recall), when we send a billion dollars in gasoline taxes to Ottawa every year.

Has the Coque been made into the Trans Canada? if not should it be?
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And is all the money to pay for this four lane coast to coast super highway just gonna fall from the magic money tree?
Do you really think plunging the country further into debt to create jobs is a good plan?
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LTD wrote:And is all the money to pay for this four lane coast to coast super highway just gonna fall from the magic money tree?
Do you really think plunging the country further into debt to create jobs is a good plan?


JT said he was going to do it, and the people responded by giving him a majority. Whether its a good idea or not isn't relevant. Just as the discussion as to whether it a good idea for Harper to cut 2% off the GST and $14 billion per year in government revenues wasn't relevant, it was what the people who voted for him wanted.

I think the GST going back to 7% is in the offing, and I don't think too many people are going to complain. Especially if the increased revenues are going to go back into jobs and infrastructure. I'd much rather have those funds coming from GST rather than penalizing corporations with higher income taxes, which will have the opposite effect, and cause job losses.
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LTD wrote:And is all the money to pay for this four lane coast to coast super highway just gonna fall from the magic money tree?
Do you really think plunging the country further into debt to create jobs is a good plan?


Yes. I do think it's a good plan. Or 1/2 of a good plan. When the economy has taken a downturn, the government can take the opportunity to work on infrastructure projects with less competition for goods, materials, labour etc.

The other 1/2 of the plan is to NOT do the work when the economy is booming, so as not to compete for labour and material with the private sector. And that is also the time to kick taxes up a notch.

If JT can do BOTH parts of this, then I applaud him.
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Given the fact that highway 1 is the main route for keeping the jobs going, it's well worth the investment to bring it up to the 21st century standards. It would be nice if it were like the Coq in design. I hope Trudeau puts big money into this and not just into the big cities.
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Glacier wrote:Given the fact that highway 1 is the main route for keeping the jobs going, it's well worth the investment to bring it up to the 21st century standards. It would be nice if it were like the Coq in design. I hope Trudeau puts big money into this and not just into the big cities.


I hear what you are saying. If a majority of the infrastructure cash gets funneled into Quebec, I will be greatly saddened.
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Tacklewasher wrote:
If JT can do BOTH parts of this, then I applaud him.


If he can do BOTH parts, then he should be re-elected for 2019 in advance.
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LTD wrote:And is all the money to pay for this four lane coast to coast super highway just gonna fall from the magic money tree?
Do you really think plunging the country further into debt to create jobs is a good plan?

Tacklewasher wrote:Yes. I do think it's a good plan. Or 1/2 of a good plan. When the economy has taken a downturn, the government can take the opportunity to work on infrastructure projects with less competition for goods, materials, labour etc.

The other 1/2 of the plan is to NOT do the work when the economy is booming, so as not to compete for labour and material with the private sector. And that is also the time to kick taxes up a notch.

If JT can do BOTH parts of this, then I applaud him.


I agree that this is the time to get around to these types of projects. He surely knows that he will face criticism from some for spending money, as usual, so I think it's a gutsy thing to do.
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Spending money when the economy has taken a downturn is like buying a new car the day after you get laid off it doesn't make sense you wouldn't run a business this way when times are tight you don't go spending like crazy
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^^I can't go along with that analogy at all.

Buying a new car the day after you lose your job does nothing but put you in debt for something that wasn't needed. Creating jobs and improving infrastructure has many direct and spin-off benefits and, as has already been stated, the time to do it is when there is less competition for things like the materials and labour force.

But, it is a bold move and it requires vision, it's not for everyone.
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