Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dave Taylor vs Mel Knight

Dave Taylor challenged the provincial Energy Minister quite effectively in this Youtube clip from Question Period, IMO. Sadly, the government is in fact notorious for using taxpayer money for promoting what many observers believe are partisan ends.

I would like to see an opposition member stand up to challenge the government on why it is bringing back a retail bond program when it was terminated in the 90s because of its cost to the taxpayer relative to wholesale issuance, but the topic is probably too arcane.

2 comments:

Re-Pete said...

I thought the bond period was time frame specific but that is neither here nor there. Have you posted about the merits or disadvantages of P3?

Brian Dell said...

The merits of public-private partnerships have to be examined on a case-by-case basis. From what I can gather, economists are generally keen on them but I don't think this is something they are really trying to push in the abstract, unlike other things like free trade, value added taxation, opposing rent control, etc.