National Post: 'Add them up, however, and what is brewing in Ottawa puts the country at risk of further driving away investment, stunted wage growth and ever-increasing resources being diverted to service the debt.
'Eventually, it won’t just be inflation and the carbon tax, only partially offset by refunds, that is adding costs to daily life. It will be higher income taxes that shrink household spending and higher corporate taxes, such as an expected surtax on banks and insurance companies, passed onto consumers in the form of higher prices for goods and services.
'Suddenly, “making people’s lives more affordable” does the opposite, while also making Canada a less attractive place to invest. So forget about getting a better job to pay for your more expensive life.'