Equalization Payments for 2012


Cannuck
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#61
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

... maybe an incentive is needed to get able bodied welfare recipients from the south to get up there and start contributing.

Incentive isn't the problem. Infrastructure is.
 
JLM
#62
Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

Incentive isn't the problem. Infrastructure is.

So they need people up there to build infrastructure?
 
Cannuck
#63
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

So they need people up there to build infrastructure?

No, they need money so they can build infrastructure.
 
taxslave
+1
#64
[QUOTE=captain morgan;1543041.





$7/day for daycare in Quebec is entirely a pipe dream in any other province - and here I thought that transfer payments were supposed to keep things relatively 'equal'.[/QUOTE]

Yes but we all know you are extremely naive and led a sheltered life.LOL
 
JLM
#65
Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

No, they need money so they can build infrastructure.

That doesn't compute. We are already sending over $3 billion a year up there, so I think it's time to get started, even if it's $1 million projects to begin with, which should draw several thousand more people up there paying taxes.
 
Cannuck
#66
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

That doesn't compute. We are already sending over $3 billion a year up there, so I think it's time to get started, even if it's $1 million projects to begin with, which should draw several thousand more people up there paying taxes.

LOL...A million dollar project might bring 10. Roads come first, water/sewer/power is next. These things need to be done before housing can be established for other workers. A million dollars doesn't go far in southern Alberta. It's pocket change in the north.
 
taxslave
+1
#67
Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

Incentive isn't the problem. Infrastructure is.

What, no welfare offices in the north?
 
JLM
#68
Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

LOL...A million dollar project might bring 10. Roads come first, water/sewer/power is next. These things need to be done before housing can be established for other workers. A million dollars doesn't go far in southern Alberta. It's pocket change in the north.

That's one project, $3 billion would fund 3000 such projects more or less. Water, sewer and power all can use the same right of way as the road, so by the time the road is complete all the services are in place. I don't think it's either money or infrastructure that is the problem, I think it's lack of will and lack of focus by too many people sitting around whining while drawing huge salaries, and fretting about sh*t like their pensions 30 years in the future. How much money is being pissed against the wall flying pregnant women out to such places as Yellowknife and Winnipeg?
 
Cannuck
+1
#69
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

That's one project, $3 billion would fund 3000 such projects more or less. Water, sewer and power all can use the same right of way as the road, so by the time the road is complete all the services are in place. I don't think it's either money or infrastructure that is the problem, I think it's lack of will and lack of focus by too many people sitting around whining while drawing huge salaries, and fretting about sh*t like their pensions 30 years in the future. How much money is being pissed against the wall flying pregnant women out to such places as Yellowknife and Winnipeg?

We spent a million dollars on a water plant for a town of 300 people in southern Alberta. That's just the water plant. That doesn't include the distribution system or the waste water system. Money is the problem. It's hellish expensive to develop up north and we have a 700 billion dollar debt that we are trying to deal with.
 
JLM
#70
Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

We spent a million dollars on a water plant for a town of 300 people in southern Alberta. That's just the water plant. That doesn't include the distribution system or the waste water system. Money is the problem. It's hellish expensive to develop up north and we have a 700 billion dollar debt that we are trying to deal with.

Pretty cheap for safe water for 300 people (plus whatever other people materialize in the next couple of generations) amortized over say 20 years. I pay about $500 a year for water.
 
JLM
#71
It's odd that people are willing to spend more money at Big Macs than they do for good potable water!
 

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