MM: he wrote Ralph vs Rachel. He gives a thank you to Preston Manning “the anti-Trump”.
DS introduces Jim Dinning. She got involved back in 1992. Neither she nor Nim supported Klein
PN: when I went to Ottawa, with Reform, Ralph said to me “do you have to do this?” 😏
Jim: Ralph said we’re going to get the govt out of business. We were going to balance the budget and not raise taxes; we were going to cut. We made real cuts. Not 20% across the board, but what we could.
PN: we sat around the table, all of these boards, commissions and agencies and no measurement of accountability. I got tired. Tired of interviews. So I just asked “what do you do?” And some got so mad they quit.
Jim: Stockwell Day deserves a lot of credit. I wouldn’t do the same thing today.
PN I looked at the books from 1972; not one business that the govt became involved in wa successful.
PN: well we just built ‘em - we didn’t ask.
DS: any thoughts on how we can get fair market access.
PN: our PM has the ability, a constitutional commitment to transport people and resources
DS- is there a path back to balance?
MM: Don’t forget Canada was founded in part that Canada would be free trade from sea to shining sea.
DS: can we ever be debt free again?
Jim: we have to be wise about it. Some legitimate assets are good investments. You need policies and you need to stick to it.