According to this piece, this minority government has reached its "best-before date". It also includes some policy suggestions for the inevitable election:
Cut income tax by 20%. The 1% reduction in the GST last year was nice. But, please, stop playing around with targeted tax cuts for the middle class and just cut income tax across the board.
-Adopt practical environmentalism. Get away from the globalist approach to the environment, such as the Kyoto accord, and stick to reducing real, tangible air pollution that kills 750,000 people annually, according to the World Bank.
-Continue to fight crime by pushing for changes to our criminal justice system that will make it easier to detain and hold anyone charged with committing a gun crime and make it harder for criminals convicted of a third violent offence to get out of prison after only a few months or years.
-Continue to permit more flexibility and freedom of choice in health care delivery. In fact, encourage the slow evolution of private clinics in Canada by telling physicians and provinces they will not be penalized for offering alternatives to the public health monopoly, so long as no one is denied timely care regardless of their ability to pay.
Yes, well, all good in theory, but I would like to submit a tiny reality-check here. The last three would never be supported by the opposition parties.
The environmental suggestion is especially ludicrous, considering the opposition bill to honour Kyoto which has already been passed by Parliament, and was supported by all but the Conservative party.
So, National Post, unless you're envisioning a Conservative majority, please save your editorial space for more pragmatic suggestions. Thank you.