government subsidies

9:36AM
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Ford should butt out of Ontario’s business

The Ford government plans to invest $100 million of taxpayer money in technology companies.


10:38AM
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Boost EI but don’t create new wage subsidy program

The $3.8 billion program will provide up to $25,000 in subsidies per employer.


4:31PM
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Media bailouts will do more harm than good

Advertisers pay for reaching groups of consumers that will buy their products.


3:28PM
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Golf is great—but don’t even think about subsidizing it

When I play 18 holes, the person who benefits is me.


9:12AM
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Subsidy-powered vehicles get a tune-up from Ottawa

The federal government plans to spend $130 million on electric vehicle charging stations.


11:18AM
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In a $19 trillion economy, the loss of a $70 billion industry just isn’t that big a deal.


4:30AM
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A box of Pampers costs $70 off the shelf in Iqaluit compared to $35 online.


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This week I got an email from the Quebec Liberal Party that gives new meaning to the term “Quebec, Inc.”


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Question: If someone made $62,000 last year, had $187,000 in their bank account, and yet sought a $5,360 subsidy from government, what would the common sense response be?


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Ever wonder how Canada's net federal debt reached $671 billion by 2013? Or how net provincial debt among the provinces ended up at $509 billion that same year? Wonder no more. It's partially due to massive subsidies to corporations, government businesses and even consumers that over three decades amounted to $684 billion.