The latest report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is another good reason to vote for your Conservative Party candidate on May 2nd.
The OECD is reporting, for example, that Canada is leading all the G7 nations in economic growth, a message that needs to get out there in spite of all the election noise and the fact that we know the reverse would happen — given their promises to raise corporate taxes and spend billions of dollars on social programs — if the Liberal/NDP/Bloc coalition ever grabbed power.
Specifically, according to both this Sun Media link (H/T Wilson) and this Kitchener/Waterloo Record editorial, Prime Minister Harper and his Conservative government should take a bow. As the Record states (my italics):
“A leading international think-tank says Canada will lead its peers in the G7 in economic growth during the first half of this year. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says the outlook for economic growth has brightened for all G7 countries, with the exception of Japan. But the improvement has been most marked in Canada and to a lesser extent the United States….
Canada is now expected to grow by 5.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2011, and 3.8 per cent in the current second quarter. Much of that growth has come from the resources sector in Western Canada and continued strength in the housing market in most parts of the country.”
It is the sentence that “much of that growth has come from the resources sector in Western Canada” that is perhaps most important given the tendency for Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and NDP Leader Jack Layton to say one thing while in Alberta, while quite another when they are in Eastern Canada.
For instance, while in Eastern Canada, Ignatieff has repeatedly said, if the Liberal/NDP/Bloc coalition were to be asked to govern, they would clean up the oil industry in Alberta and implement a Cap and Trade market system — a very irresponsible promise given that it is primarily the oil resource rich provinces that are keeping Canada’s economy strong.
As such, I would ask my fellow Canadians to ignore all the daily opposition and media noise about faux scandals over these next few weeks, particularly coming out of the CBC, CTV and CPAC, when it is the economic issues that will impact our everyday lives.
Therefore, kudos to Prime Minister Harper and his former Conservative Goverment for this good news.