20 novembre 2012

En ce jour de budget…. Économie En Citations Philosophie Québec

Ludwig von Mises

Une réflexion pertinente de Ludwig von Mises à méditer pendant que le ministre Nicolas Marceau va nous réciter sa longue litanie de chiffres…:

« What the government spends more, the public spends less. Public works are not accomplished by the miraculous power of a magic wand. They are paid for by funds taken away from the citizens.

The more public works expand and the more the government undertakes in order to fill the gap left by the alleged “private enterprise’s inability to provide jobs for all,” the more the realm of private enterprise shrinks. Thus we are again faced with the alternative of capitalism or socialism. »

20 novembre 2012

Top 5 Qc-Ca Canada Québec Top Actualité

Le Top 5 de l’actualité québécoise et canadienne (13-19 novembre) selon Influence Communication:

Actualité Québec

Actualité Canada

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20 novembre 2012

Le Québec imputable de ces choix Canada Économie Québec Revue de presse

The Globe And Mail

Quebec, shale gas and Pandora’s Box
The Globe And Mail

British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan are all pushing ahead with shale gas development using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Newfoundland and Labrador, the only other have-province in Canada, has also green-lighted exploration for shale gas.

Some of the revenue generated from shale gas development in these four provinces will be channelled to Quebec via the equalization program to pay for its public services. The question starting to percolate in the have-provinces is straightforward. Should provinces not willing to develop their non-renewable natural resources profit from the depletion of non-renewable natural resource development in other provinces?

Put another way, should equalization payments be reduced by the amount a province could have expected to generate if it had developed the non-renewable resource in an orderly fashion?

This isn’t just an academic argument. You expand the idea that provincial governments could cut out all industrial activity – forestry, mining, oil and gas, etc. – and then wait for the royalties and taxes from resource development in other provinces to roll it.

I suspect the people who crafted the Constitution, and its provision to ensure that all Canadians have access to comparable public services, didn’t envision a world where provinces would deliberately deny substantial economic development opportunities.

Le Québec qui d’un côté reçoit de la péréquation et qui de l’autre refuse d’exploiter son gaz de schiste, c’est l’équivalent morale d’un assisté social apte au travail qui refuse un emploi…