We want more money for education, smaller class sizes, more funding for secondary education.
We want better health care, shorter wait times at emergency, more nurses and doctors, better access to training.
We want better care for our seniors at reasonable rates.
We want better roads and highways and transit systems.
The list of our wants goes on and on. The problem with our wants list is there isn’t enough tax dollars to fund everything. Then we turn around and try to shut down the industries that will put tax money in the coffers.
If it is a ski hill, we don’t want that. If it is a mine, we don’t want that. If it is a pipe line, we don’t want that.
If it is twinning a pipeline, we don’t want that.
If it is shipping oil, we don’t want that.
If we really want our social systems improved, we will have to move forward with the checks and balances in place that will minimize the negative effect of any of these proposed projects. Millions of dollars for employment and taxes will be lost if we can’t move beyond all the perceived devastating effects of new projects.
If we want our services to improve, we must move forward responsibly.