Monday, June 18, 2007

Lemon: The Facts on Equalization

I'm sure everyone has seen this, but thought I'd post on it anyway.
  • The federal government owns the oil and gas off Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, period. That means it is absolute rubbish for Newfoundlanders or Nova Scotians to claim that the offshore is our birthright and a sacred entitlement.
  • In 2005, then-prime minister Paul Martin was so desperate to win seats in the coming election that he was willing to agree to just about anything.
  • The federal government can and it has unilaterally changed the Atlantic accord. It can also claw back Nova Scotia’s gas royalties and it can thumb its nose at our complaints.
The Newfies and Bluenosers are being led by: "the biggest rubes in federal Ottawa right now ... Danny Williams and Rodney MacDonald."

Canadians (especially those east of Amherst) are being lied to by Danny Williams and Roddy Macdonald. Period.

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