Yet again, the Canadian taxpayer is paying for another budget inflating and completely unwarranted structure – remember the G20’s two million dollar faux lake? It has come to my attention that the genius of the Canadian government has decided it essential to ‘upgrade’ parliament, mainly due to asbestos – though most experts agree that asbestos is most harmful to those working with it, not near it. Nevertheless, the upgrade will cost the Canadian taxpayer upwards of $880 million over the course of 25 years, and in the interim, we’ll all be footing the bill for a $42 million dollar temporary glass dome to hold the House of Commons (yes, it’s not a typo, the glass monstrosity is indeed temporary). I’d like to know when the 50% we average in taxes a year will actually begin to benefit Canadians, or is it too much to ask that we actually get what we pay for in this country. Our nation is currently on the hook for nearly $600 billion, including the $13 billion in student debt, and the $10 billion dollar tab Hydro One gave us to pick up, but our ‘leaders’ – and I use the term loosely – continue to spend, spend, SPEND! Now, I could be mistaken, but I don’t believe I voted for the ‘do-whatever-we-damn-well-feel-like’ party, did you?