Re: NDP Rolls the Dice with B.C. Union-Worker Plan, Aug. 1 View From the Ledge opinion column by Keith Baldrey.
Our wealth has unmistakably over-concentrated towards the holders of property in this province. This is unsurprising given that it is a natural tendency of money and power to concentrate without oversight. The NDP/Green government’s requirement that major projects must use union labour helps to restrain this effect and promote tested Keynesian economic solutions to our affordability crisis. “When we are all better off ... we are all better off.” Christy Clark’s government lost sight of this when their wealthy friends were making a killing. And if we are now suddenly worried about budget overruns, we should remind ourselves of the Liberal excesses on projects like the Port Mann Bridge and BC Place stadium. At least now, if there are overruns, they will be going to hard-working families and not the shareholders of private corporations who live and pay taxes elsewhere.
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