Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Too important not to share

I’m a fairly regular visitor to Kate McMillan’s Small Dead Animals.  Today when I checked in I saw the following table. 


Equalization payment total


$ / person













New Brunswick




Nova Scotia








A couple of things leap out at me:

  • Quebec is the biggest recipient of Canadian largesse.  Make that WESTERN Canadian largesse.  No surprises there.
  • Look how far the mighty have fallen – Ontario is on the list, albeit at the lowest per capita level.
  • Our last western bastion of leftwardness – Manitoba – is the only province west of Thunder Bay on the list.
  • And finally if those lazy, layabout, lunatic protesters in Quebec ever figure out that PEI gets 2-1/2 times the per capita payment that they do god help us all.

Someday when I have nothing better to do I should correlate this chart over the years to the 5 preceding years of provincial government.  Anybody care to guess what that would show?

Slow day in Buchanan today.  This morning I threw some more paint at the frenchy-bus despite the howling gale that is blowing outside.  If you’re going to work outdoors in Saskatchewan then you’re going to work in wind.  That’s a fact.  At least is (sort of) keeps the bugs away.  Yesterday I had to make a run to Saskatoon to pick up some more red paint.  It is taking a lot more than I expected – like maybe 4X as much as I thought it would.  I hope that doesn’t follow through to the silver and gray.  I don’t think it will and I haven’t bought as much extra in those colours as I have in the red although I have bought some more of them as well.

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