It’s time for Canadians, no matter what their political affiliation, to celebrate how quickly our country is leaving the recent economic downturn behind. Yes, it’s true, we don’t have to be shy. According to a recent international poll, Canada is considered an economic superstar. Meaning, it’s also time we stopped letting Liberals and their media enablers change the subject with their never-ending faux scandals — like the recent CIDA Minister Oda onslaught.
So, what exactly don’t the anti-conservative forces want Canadians to hear or read about? Well, given what L. Ian MacDonald’s writes in his Gazette column today, they don’t want us to hear how well our economy is doing as a result of Conservative policies.
So, it’s worth repeating that Canada’s economy is:
- Strong in spite of the fact that in December 2008, the Liberal/NDP/Bloc coalition demanded the implementation of a huge economic stimulus package;
- Strong because the Conservatives know when to stop social spending to pay down that deficit;
- Strong because the Conservatives are not paying down the deficit on the backs of the provinces (a decreasein social transfers I remember Mike Harris complaining about very loudly), or inappropriately using EI premiums (as the Liberal government of Jean Chretien did in the mid 1990’s); and
- Strong in spite of a dysfunctional mainstream media that presents news and opinion in such is a negative and distorted way, it would be tempting to call it treasonous.
Let’s also not forget the Harper government’s record of accomplishments — many of which relate directly to the policies that have made our economy as enviable in the international community as it is.