“Increasing taxes is not about solving the deficit, it’s about maintaining our programs and services that we have.”
That’s what Labrador and aboriginal affairs minister Keith Russell told the handful of people who showed up for the government’s pre-budget consultation in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
The Conservatives are perturbed that the turnout for these sessions has been small. Part of the problem was the tight timeline: they only announced the dates last week and started the first session on Monday. Another part of the problem is that everyone knows that the things are a farce. They aren’t interested in wasting their time.
People should turn out to these things, though, if only for the entertainment they offer, not to mention the practicality of it.