September 24, 2016
Wednesday Sep 28, 2016
What a relief! I have been rather concerned that under the almost newly elected Liberal government in Ottawa that we might see a change in attitude during question period. This is the one time when all our MPs gather to speak publicly about matters of national importance. Question period can be an opportunity for the rest of us to hear intelligent men and women put the prime minister and his cabinet under scrutiny in explaining the national policies and practices that govern our daily lives and our relationships with the rest of the world.
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Bannister Research is conducting a survey to determine residents priority for a new ice rink, aquatic centre, or library. Participants are not given the option to say "none of the above." Participants are then asked if they are in favour of increasing property taxes 2.5 per cent per year for twenty years to pay for their number one choice. Apparently the cost to build any of the three is estimated to be between $16 million and $20 million.