Call a spade – a spade

Some people have criticized me as being too critical of government efforts to stimulate the economy. Fair enough – although I prefer to think of it as constructive criticism.

But I do have to call a spade – a spade. I wholeheartedly support the government’s new move to provide a tax break for students who agree to work in the province after graduating. This should help us keep some talent here.

However (and with me there is, unfortunately, always an ‘however’), if there are no good jobs here for graduates, will a $2,000 tax break per year be enough incentive to stay?

I still think the root issue of how to stimulate economic growth in a serious way has not been addressed and diddling around the margin with token tax cuts/breaks won’t do much except ‘around the margin’.

And that’s just not good enough for me.