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Chart shows % Cdn pop under various provincial governments. Red and Blue shading shows balance of power. Bar top shows Fed party in power. Notice the balance between Fed and Prov.

The federal election this year is more important than you might think.

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Canadians seem to naturally achieve political balance by countering swings in provincial politics with opposing federal parties.

The swings are often massive, occurring about every 10 years, with almost total shifts from right to center-left and back.

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Interesting how the Charter was created in an environment of very strong Conservative provincial politics.

1982 was a period when more than 2/3 of the provinces were conservative and infamous PET was Prime Minister.

A different time when country came first.

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Changes are coming to the Auto Insurance Act and Insurance Companies Act in two bills, being introduced today. #nlpoli
There will be no insurance cap.

Instead, the current $2,500 regulated deductible is doubling, to $5,000. #nlpoli
Taxi drivers with good records will now have more options than just being lumped in at an industry rate. #nlpoli
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“Protecting You From the Cost Impacts of Muskrat Falls”. Government is now rolling out their rate mitigation plan for Muskrat Falls. Finance Minister, Tom Osborne kicked things off, Premier Ball speaking now. Touches on all the work MP Seamus O’Regan has done. @VOCMNEWS #nlpoli
Ball slams the Muskrat Falls Project and the challenges they inherited.

“Just imagine how much better off we’d be today if we had access to that revenue..” - talking about the 200M gov will put to rate mitigation that could’ve gone to roads, schools,
Hospitals, etc. #nlpoli
“As you will see in our plan there is no single solution for paying for Muskrat Falls...”

“We are committed to keeping rates stable and with this plan we will do just that...” - Premier Ball #nlpoli @VOCMNEWS
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Question Period underway.

Opposition Leader Ches Crosbie starts it off.

Crosbie begins with auto insurance rates. Asks for an update on specific actions being considered. @VOCMNEWS #NLpoli
Premier Ball says they want to work closely with the taxi industry and is working with the minister responsible.

Crosbie: we have the highest auto insurance rates in Atlantic Canada as we are told. When will we see changes? @VOCMNEWS #NLpoli
Ball: industry has a request for a meeting with me, and it’s something important they will do. This is a 20 year problem. They want to find a solution.

Crosbie: it’s not only taxi drivers who are impacted by the cost of insurance. Can the Premier share their plan to reduce?
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MAD MAX SUPPORTERS IN ATLANTIC CANADA
You can start talking to each other and organizing a group in your region. Answer this tweet and say in what riding you are. Follow, DM each other and exchange contact info. RT to reach more people.
#nspoli #nbpoli #peipoli #nlpoli
If you want to join the Atlantic Canada group on Facebook:
facebook.com/groups/2166701…
SUPPORTERS DE MAD MAX AU CANADA ATLANTIQUE
Vous pouvez discuter entre vous et organiser un groupe dans votre région. Répondez à ce tweet et dites dans quel comté vous êtes. Suivez, envoyez des messages privés et échangez vos coordonnées. Retweetez pour rejoindre plus de gens.
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Just because there's no magical solution to the Muskrat Falls problem doesn't mean there isn't a solution. There is just one that isn't simple. There are at least 3 problems, actually, but let's talk about the rates one for a bit. 1/ #nlpoli
Dwight Ball is right: it is a debt problem. The question is how we pay for the debt. Until now the scheme was to pay through electricity rates over a long time, and with deferred payments of the principle to lower front end rates. Never a good plan. 2/ #nlpoli
Step 1: Define the problem. If you don;t know what the problem is, then you cannot figure out how to solve it. So break down the types of costs, the amounts for each, and who gets paid, and go from there. 3/ #nlpoli
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