Cutting the tax on fuel? Easing the burden on small businesses? Spending on northern sovereignty or southern economy?
Not going to happen.
No matter who forms the next government (and I’m getting a baaaad feeling), something is going to have to give. The economy has nearly ground to a halt, eliminating what little margin for error was left after the GST cut.
Either services will be cut or taxes will go up. Or the government will spend money it doesn’t have, which I wouldn’t rule out if the Prime Minister decides the political calculus will allow it.
Anyone who promises to change what the government gives without changing what it takes (or vice versa) is lying. Not just bending the truth or taking advantage of a loophole, but outright lying.