January 11th, 2010
Since this is my first newspaper column of the New Year, I thought I would suggest some New Year’s Resolutions for growing Canada’s prosperity. Just to let you know, I will be sharing these ideas with the Prime Minister.
First, resolve to go on a diet by cutting some of the fat out of the federal budget. Every government department knows there are areas where it can save dollars. Bureaucrats should keep in mind that every dollar Ottawa spends is another dollar that will be taxed from your pocket.
Second, resolve to exercise. Exercise restraint on regulation. Nothing kills jobs or the dreams of entrepreneurs as quickly as red tape.
Finally, resolve to be open, open to more foreign investment and to negotiating trade agreements all over the world. Because of our access to the U.S. market, many countries are making Canada a top priority when pursuing trade agreements.
These are three simple resolutions that, if kept, will create prosperity for years to come.
Happy New Year.
I’m Brad Trost, your Member of Parliament in Saskatoon-Humboldt. You can call my office in Saskatoon at 975-6133 or drop by our two offices to visit: Saskatoon Monday-Friday or Humboldt Tuesday and Wednesday. I always appreciate your feedback.