Notice how Alberta was giving way more in payments while the NEP was in force. Then, once our economy was killed, we slump along for awhile leaving Ontario to prop the country up, and then we get going again, and have been paying way more than Ontario for years! We also took a 20% hit to pay off our debt, the media never mentions that little fact.
What will Dion's carbon tax do? Same thing the first NEP did, kill Alberta and leave Ontario holding the bag. Problem is, Ontario is tanking and not able to prop up Canada again, so if Dion's carbon tax kills Alberta, who will step up to the plate? Quebec? HA!
Does the average Ontarian understand this? I think so. I have faith that lots of Canadians understand the Dion carbon tax. They understand it is about stealing from one part of the country to buy votes in another. Do they understand if they help to kill Alberta and Saskatchewan, that no other provinces are able to come to the rescue?
The federal government joins in with Ontario to help with infrastructure, are Ontarians happy?
Long over due. Ontario has paid far more than it's share for many years and has been shut out by the Reform Party aka PC. I guess Harper is afraid there just might be an election this fall. This must be really bothering the Western Separatists.
I can only hope that "Toby" is not a good representation of what all Canadians feel.