The Trudeau government plans to provide $14 billion in financial support for provincial governments across the country.
Canada’s energy sector employed (directly and indirectly) more than 830,000 workers.
Bombardier has received billions in government aid.
The well-known quip - The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - is often attributed to Albert Einstein or Mark Twain. Accurate attribution has never been confirmed.
Given the revisionist history in play, lets place that 2009 deal in proper context.
There will inevitably be a time over the Christmas holidays when we all bask in the joy and comfort of our friends and family. And so it should be as it is the spirit of the holidays. There will also, however, likely be a time when were reminded of the benefits of living in a developed country where war, starvation, desperation, and a lack of hope are not commonplace as they are for so much of the worlds population. Odds are that most of us will hear what has become the anthem for helping the worlds poor during the holidays: the 1984 call to arms Do They Know Its Christmas?