Monday, March 18, 2019

Sure, They'll Rubbish our Kids' Future, But We'll All Have High-Speed Internet by 2030.

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.

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.
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.

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?


Rural said...

Gota see the end coming in real time Mound!

The Mound of Sound said...

That is what it feels like, Rural. Could there be a more obvious sign that they're ducking the 50 X 2030 issue entirely? I want to believe that the Liberal Party I supported at my majority in the late 60s was better than today's iteration. Justin never grew into his family's name.

Anonymous said...

Broad band by 2030. Two guys and two panel trucks for eleven years, then. Sounds about right. It'll bankrupt the country, mark my words.


The Mound of Sound said...

Enlighten me,BM. How will this bankrupt the country?

Purple library guy said...

It's not a terrible idea in itself, and could potentially even be good for the planet if we encouraged videoconferencing over travel. But it sure as hell shows where the priorities ain't.

Anonymous said...

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