June 26, 2018

Canada Day Events

Join me this Canada Day weekend for a BBQ in Morinville. Drop by Putnam and Lawson this Friday from 11:30am – 1:30pm to grab a burger and celebrate the birth of our great country. See you there!


Join me TOMORROW for a BBQ in Stony Plain from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Drop by the Stony Plain & District Chamber of Commerce and help us celebrate the birth of our great country. See you there!


Join me SUNDAY at Jubilee Park in Spruce Grove at 11:00am for Canada Day celebrations or help me welcome new Canadians at a Citizenship Ceremony taking place at Heritage Park in Stony Plain!

March 07, 2018

Like Father, Like Son: Justin Trudeau Places Canada in Permanent Deficit

There are many things to say about the Liberal’s most recent Budget 2018 and few of them are good. 

During the years of Trudeau the Elder, deficits were justified by the Liberals for the same reasons they are being justified today—that rising economic fortune justifies increasing deficits.  This worked for a while in the 1970’s as a commodity boom across the world helped the Liberals finance a 300% increase in the size of government.  History shows us, however, that economic growth doesn’t last forever. The recession of the early 1980’s, with its increases to inflation and consequent high interest rates, nearly bankrupted the Government by the early 1990’s.  It took nearly 30 years for successive Conservative and Liberal Governments to bring spending back under control.