With less than 10 per cent of Canada’s land mass producing agriculture, we should all be concerned at this figure being reduced further (The Editorial, Dec. l). There is evidence that the family farm is becoming obsolete, as children don’t want to endure the suffering their parents went through.
IT WOULD BE reassuring to say Canadians were shocked, shocked, to learn Ottawa still doesn’t have a complete picture of what was gained, and lost, in the bailout of Chrysler and General Motors five years ago. But after decades of watching the federal and Ontario governments lavish billions in handouts to car companies in return for empty promises, can anyone really say they were surprised? In case you missed it, here’s just a snip-it from the Nov. 25 report by Canada’s auditor general into the rescue effort: “We found it impossible to gain a complete picture of the assistance provided, the difference the assistance made to the viability of the companies, and the amounts recovered and lost.”
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