Horse Racing

Annnd ... they're off!!
Starting Line: $1,100,000,000,000 in debt
(that's a 1 and twelve zeros, folks!)

It's a race to see who can promise to spend the most tax dollars to buy your vote and pander to special interest groups. Here is the list since the House rose for the summer.

JT, JS E'OT

 $3.8 TRILLION in interest payments on the debt according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer

JT

$120 million apartment building in Brampton

JS

Won't tell $ billion for "Million Jobs Plan'

JT

$500 million corporate welfare for travel companies

JT

$605 million for NS childcare

E'OT

Won't tell $billion cash to provinces for mental health care

JT

$1.3 billion for a spur line to Surrey SkyTrain

JT

$1.1 billion for Broadway transit line in Vancouver

JT

$9.2 billion for BC childcare

E'OT

$1.3 billion for a spur line to Surrey SkyTrain

JT

$1.5 billion in funding for Calgary’s green line

JT

$222 million to Alberta’s Rent Supplement Program

JT

$22 million for wharf repairs in Nova Scotia

JT

$4.4 billion for 1st phase of high frequency train to Ottawa

JT

$420 million corporate welfare for Algoma Steel mill upgrade

MB

$10 billion CUT to Corporate Welfare

MB

$1 billion CUT to CBC budget