2030 is becoming a popular year. That's the year by which the world's scientists, speaking with one voice, tell us we must have slashed greenhouse gas emissions by half if we're to have a reasonable chance of averting catastrophic climate change.
To the Trudeau Liberals, 2030 has a much different significance. It's the year by which they're vowing that all Canadians will have access to high speed internet.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government will roll out a multi-year plan in the federal budget to give all Canadians access to high-speed internet by 2030, CBC News has learned.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau will outline the specifics in the budget on Tuesday. But a government source said the plan will be paid for with new federal spending and will also rely on the private sector.
A second government source told CBC News the broadband investments will focus on narrowing a growing urban-rural divide. The goal is to help people who don't live in major cities participate in the modern economy and worry less about having to leave home to find work.
The broadband plan will be a key component of a budget that will also focus on adult skills training, pharmacare, seniors and new measures to make home ownership more affordable for first-time buyers.Apparently the costly business of transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy, the sort of thing you would need to get underway now to meet that last-chance, '50 by 2030' target was somehow overlooked. No it wasn't overlooked. It was consciously ignored.
The second source said there would be targeted measures in the budget to make home-buying more affordable, with a specific focus on millenials. This has consistently been identified as a top issue for that generation of Canadians who are in their 20s and 30s.
This is a "bread and circuses" government that places their partisan political fortunes far ahead of the country and the future of our grandkids. What else would you expect from Cap'n "Job Churn" Morneau and Justin "Broken Promises" Trudeau?