Erin O’Toole: This is how I would make this country work – National Post

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202036 Views

February 25, 2020

An O’Toole government would pass a Freedom of Movement Act that would make it a criminal offence to block a railway, airport, port or major road

We are at a critical moment in our country’s history.

For nearly three weeks, blockades have crippled our transportation infrastructure. Thousands of Canadians are out of work. Grocery shelves are bare. Supplies of propane to heat homes are running low. Patience is running out.

It’s even worse when you look at the big picture. Investment is leaving our country at a record pace. Billions of dollars of projects have been cancelled — most recently Teck Frontier, a project that would have created 7,000 construction jobs and 2,500 operational jobs in hard-hit Alberta. Every decision to pull investment from Canada is a threat to our social programs. Teck Frontier alone would have provided $70 billion to governments, money that is desperately needed to maintain and strengthen our health system as our population ages.

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