To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil:
A luxury golf course in Nova Scotia is lobbying for $18 million in corporate welfare to build a new airport for wealthy golfers even though there are already two airports in the area.
Both Ottawa and Nova Scotia are in debt; budgets are tight for everything from hospitals to highways; and, taxes are already too high – we can’t afford unnecessary airports for luxury golf courses.
We, the undersigned, call on you to immediately scrap this absurd proposal to waste taxpayer money.
Thank you for joining the fight against high taxes, government waste and
lack of accountability
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corporate welfare handouts and runaway deficit spending are just a few
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