Wednesday, July 20, 2011
How to Stay Alive in Harperland
One of the things you notice right away when you return from almost any modern country in the world, is the crumbling state of our infrastructure.
In Toronto, giant pieces of concrete regularly fall off this elevated expressway, not too far from where I live.
And not long ago a 100-year-old pipe burst, and you practically had to swim across it.
In Montreal, you take your life in your hands everytime you cross the Champlain Bridge, Canada's busiest.
Even if the Harper government tried to cover that up that scary situation.
Federal Transport Minister Denis Lebel said Tuesday he didn't want people to worry unnecessarily.
"If we made the report public, it might be misinterpreted by people who don't understand the subject," said Lebel. "It might create unnecessary fears. It's not time to create public insecurity."
But of course, that's easy for him to say eh?
Because even if you make it on to the island of Montreal, and all the way downtown without breaking an axle in one of the city's gaping pot holes.
You still have to be very careful where you park your car...
And it's the same situation all over the country.
The Cons had a chance to tackle this infrastructure problem with their Porky Action Plan.
But they preferred to spend our tax dollars building such things as gazebos in Con ridings...
So now the money is gone, we're going to have to live with this situation for the next twenty years.
Oh boy. Welcome to Harperland. Don't forget to carry a hard hat, a life jacket, and a parachute wherever you go.
Because you never know when you might need them...