To Steven Harper, Prime Minister of Canada:
Like many Canadians working or retired, I feel disgusted with your government's spending our hard-earned tax money when we could use more to make ends meet and enjoy life in our great country. We would spend any money left in our communities and this would aid our troubled small businesses.
In the National Post on Monday, a plan was outlined whereby your government intends to spend a sum of $100 million nationally for a celebration to mark the bicentennial of the war of 1812. With all of the world issue facing us now, you want to hold a big party to ensure Canadians remember this event? It will certainly make us more educated in our country's history, which is something that should be left up to the education system. Does it really matter to us today?
We have put our trust in your government to look after our country's best interest for Canadians and families. Our pockets are empty but you are able to come up with some ridiculous ways to spend our money for the better of Canada. Why not a tax reduction for all Canadians?
Canada's Action Plan has encouraged local governments to participate in spending money and pass along the related cost by higher taxes. Where do we benefit directly? How many permanent jobs have been created by this initiative? Seems your government did not keep records to substantiate how well we are doing as a country.
It is time, Prime Minister Harper, to end this spending spree. Canadians have had to suspend spending as we do not have much surplus cash left. How is your government going to generate this $100 million and what benefits do you think each and every Canadian will enjoy from the party?
Isn't it time to get realistic and stop this spending on things which do not matter to us?
Elwin Mowry, Coquitlam