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Libs support the wealthy

This week's report will be a short one.

Chances are you have heard of the giant grocery retailer that is owned by Canada's second wealthiest family, the Westons.

Loblaw’s is a multi-billion dollar company that media sources reported posted a $221 million net profit in the fourth quarter of 2018

The reason I mention this is the Liberal government announced this week that it is giving Loblaw’s up to $12 million to help the for-profit company to buy new, more energy efficient, refrigeration systems to help reduce Loblaw’s emissions.

This announcement has been one of considerable controversy in Ottawa as both the NDP and the Conservative opposition strongly disagree.

The obvious concern is that, when it comes to what Mr. Trudeau calls "putting a price on pollution.” why does the average person have to pay when a multi-billion dollar private company earning hundreds of millions in profits receives potentially $12 million for new refrigeration?

My question this week:

  • Do you support large private corporations being given millions of your tax dollars on programs such as this one?

I can be reached at [email protected] or call toll free 1-800-665-8711.

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About the Author

Dan Albas, Conservative member of Parliament for the riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, is the shadow minister of innovation, science, economic development and internal trade, and sits on the standing committee on finance.

Before entering public life, Dan was the owner of Kick City Martial Arts, responsible for training hundreds of men, women and youth to bring out their best.

In British Columbia, Dan has been consistently one of the lowest spending MPs on office and administration related costs despite operating two offices to better serve local constituents.

Dan is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s top 10 most active members of Parliament on Twitter (@danalbas) and continues to write a weekly column published in many local newspapers and on this website.

He can be reached at [email protected] or call toll free at 1-800-665-8711.



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