Monday, March 21, 2011

Is Quebec freeloading?

Yes of course it s. My home province has 60% of all daycare spaces, turition half the national average and many other programs all paid with Alberta oil money. Come to our RLQ event on April 16, 2011 to hear more.


Graeme Hamilton: Quebec, tired of being portrayed as a freeloader, demands more

Graeme Hamilton Mar 21, 2011
Among the hundreds of pages of documents tabled last week to support the 2011-12 Quebec budget, one booklet was aimed squarely at readers outside the province.

Under the title, Update on Federal Transfers, it contained a seemingly contradictory message. On the one hand, Quebec does not appreciate being depicted as a sponge that soaks up federal money to fund generous social programs not offered elsewhere; on the other hand, Quebec would like billions more dollars from Ottawa, please.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have always wondered how Quebec still qualifies as a have-not province and yet has vast resources such as mining and minerals, pulp and paper, lumber industry, hydro electricity, pharmaceuticals, aviation - both manufacturing and maintaining aircraft, railway manufacturing, leisure equipment such as skidoo, seadoo, Johnson-Evinrude outboard marine, maple syrup, agriculture including dairy, poultry, Head offices of major airlines and banks.

Anonymous said...

People say that it is the radicals in quebec that vote for the separatists. I call bu!!$#1t .They (quebecers)in general are so used to the free ride that they will vote for whoever will give it to them. I want a referendum by the rest of Canad as to is WE (real Canadians) want freeloading quebec to remain in confederation? no conditional relationship with the ROC YES or NO the only answer.

Rob C

Jon said...

As an Albertan, Dr. Roy, I am painfully aware of where the money for Kweebeck's socialist programs comes from. You may guess what my answer to your question is:)

If Graeme Hamilton doesn't want to be portrayed a freeloader I have a simple suggestion. STOP FREELOADING!

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

I have always wondered how Quebec still qualifies as a have-not province and yet has vast resources such as mining and minerals, pulp and paper, lumber industry, hydro electricity, [etc]"

Maybe your question would be answered if you actually knew what equalization payments are and how they are calculated..... and why they exist, too.

And no, you don't know. If you knew you wouldn't be asking this question.

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