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Inflamed relations between Ottawa and the prairie premiers don’t even need oil and gas to ignite
Having seen a plurality of voters issue a mandate for a progressive, activist federal government on issues such as climate change and pharmacare, the Liberals may feel justified in championing further national action on problems confronting Canadians.
Having seen a plurality of voters issue a mandate for a progressive, activist federal government on issues such as climate change and pharmacare, the Liberals may feel justified in championing further national action on problems confronting Canadians.

After Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party won re-election without any representatives from Alberta and Saskatchewan, all eyes are on the potential clash between those oil-producing provinces and the federal government over carbon action.

But this is not the only confrontation that looms for Confederation. Behind the soothing language of the Liberals’ “Choose Forward” platform is a myriad of specific details sure to infuriate the (mostly conservative) premiers of the Prairie provinces.

Take, for instance, an innocuous-seeming bullet on Page 12. “To help make life less stressful and to give people more time to do the things they love, we will move forward with new federal labour code protections, including: … greater labour protections for people who work through digital platforms; these are often contract or freelance workers (such as drivers for ride-sharing companies) whose status isn’t clearly covered by provincial or federal laws, so we will give them greater protection by developing relevant federal rules for this growing area of the economy.”

The Bank of Canada reports that nearly one-third of Canadians participate in the gig economy today, the equivalent of 700,000 full-time jobs. Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft already provide work for more than 90,000 people in Toronto, up from 30,000 just three years ago – making these firms by far the largest private-sector employers in the region, if they were indeed designated as such.

Its platform suggests that the Liberals plan to assert federal jurisdiction in what could be the lion’s share of future employment in Canada. Analysts already predict several professions currently regulated at the provincial level, such as engineering, accounting and law, will soon be disrupted by online offerings. How will provincial accounting designations maintain relevance in a global digital marketplace that falls under federal employment law?

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See Also:

(1) ‘The West Wants Its Voice Heard’: Senators Forming New Caucus

(2) Here’s why Andrew Scheer has got to go

(3) Do Canadian politicians apologize too much?

(4) Amateur hour federal Conservatives imploding

(5) National pharmacare shouldn’t mean I have to give up my plan

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BTDT
BTDT
November 5, 2019 2:21 pm

Here is one “what if” that is as serious as a heart attack…

I know, this all sounds silly, a Pollyannaish Kumbaya moment, channeling John Lennon’s “Imagine”. Indeed, it is. The above “what ifs” are as likely as flying cars and time travel next year.

But here is one “what if” that is as serious as a heart attack. What if President Trump is removed from office? What if he is defeated in 2020, replaced by one of the communists on the Democrat side?

Then it’s lights out for MAGA and American exceptionalism. The “what if” of wistful fantasy becomes the “what if” of liberty, freedom, and survival. Now is not the time to go wobbly, as Margaret Thatcher would say.

What if tyranny replaced liberty, ushered in by a political party hellbent on impeaching and removing a president, hoping they find some evidence of a high crime along the way?

President Trump has few friends in Washington, DC, as he learned during the World Series. But he does have an army of 65 million plus Americans. As the darkness from the left grows, his supporters need to stand strong and firm. Otherwise the real “what ifs” are too horrible to contemplate.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/the_what_ifs_of_the_trump_presidency.html