Canada itself has more than enough resources going to waste or being mismanaged thanks to garbage leaders.
The government is bigger than just the borders of Canada. I'll leave it at that.
Jan 23rd, 2023 10:52 am
Jan 23rd, 2023 12:04 pm
What does this have to do with global price of a traded commodity?
So global governments (or do you mean just Canadian?) Are conspiring to control/increase prices? You mean like OPEC?
Jan 23rd, 2023 12:15 pm
Would we mitigate the price increases if we pumped more supply though?
Jan 23rd, 2023 12:18 pm
Jan 23rd, 2023 12:43 pm
western canada didn't want nationalized energy
and good luck getting people here to not riot if we adopted Norweigan's higher taxes here
In the 1984 election, the Progressive Conservative Party of Brian Mulroney was elected to a majority in the House of Commons with the support of Western Canada after he had campaigned against the NEP. However, Mulroney did not eliminate the last vestiges of the program until two-and-a half years later, when world oil prices had dropped below pre-1980s levels (as adjusted for inflation: see Long-Term Oil Prices, 1861–2007).
On June 1, 1985, after extensive discussions between the federal Government and the governments of the oil-producing provinces, the "Western Accord on Energy" was agreed.[dead link] It provided for the full deregulation of oil prices and for allowing the market forces of international and local supply and demand determine prices. Included in the full deregulation of domestic oil prices, the Western Accord also "abolished import subsidies, the export tax on crude and oil products, and the petroleum compensation charge. It also phased out PIP grants and the PGRT. In addition, controls were lifted on oil exports.": 12–15 
Jan 23rd, 2023 2:20 pm
Jan 23rd, 2023 3:36 pm
............................whatever.StatsGuy wrote: ↑ western canada didn't want nationalized energy
read up on NEP
and good luck getting people here to not riot if we adopted Norweigan's higher taxes here
https://www.oecd.org/tax/tax-policy/tax ... norway.pdf
Jan 23rd, 2023 4:19 pm
How much was our carbon tab compared to HST? Mine is much more than HST. I hope we are getting this money back with climate action incentive payment.garythemallcop wrote: ↑ Just got my Jan gas bill. WHOAAAA did that ever go up. Compared to last Jan, I used less gas and it cost me about 125 bucks more. Nothing we can do, just wanted to vent and see how it's impacting everyone else.
The fact that I had to pay 43 dollars in HST is just further insult to injury. GAH!
Jan 23rd, 2023 5:28 pm
Don't worry bros, Trudeau and Freeland have got this! I'm sure they made calculations to make sure we average guys net out to 0...If they didn't, wouldn't our country have voted this down as we no longer have any money?
Jan 24th, 2023 10:28 am
Jan 24th, 2023 2:51 pm
Jan 24th, 2023 3:14 pm
You will never understand the dopamine hit joy of virtue signaling. It feels like you're a hero for accomplishing so much, yet doing absolutely nothing. Kinda like porn || doing coke, not that I have any experience with one && the other.ben35 wrote: ↑ I wonder how happy the people that need to visit foodbanks are about paying carbon taxes to keep warm- but they keep voting for the status quo.
Too bad 2 provinces dictate tax policy for the rest of Canada.
Nat gas prices recently dropped further than the increased in carbon tax - so much for using that tax as a disincentive for consumption of fossil fuels.
Jan 24th, 2023 6:53 pm
Jan 24th, 2023 7:24 pm
I heard Toronto is having a record warm winter. Polar vortex going to land soon. That's probably going to hit our Westerners badly, all the way to North Ontario. When it rains, it pours.jmc111 wrote: ↑ Received my enbridge bill for the last 30+ days. This is the biggest bill I have ever received and I only used approx. 250 cubic meters. And I have set my house temp to 19.5 degrees. Once the cold temps hit in the next month, I am sure it will go even higher. 45%+ hike in the bill compared to same time last year. Use less, pay more. Lovely.
Jan 24th, 2023 7:43 pm
For -10c weather, seems like the furnace is running more than it should be, have you fine tune the temperature delta to make the furnace won't kick on until hitting 1.5c difference (Compare to your set point)? If you have a 2 stage furnace, you should use your Ecobee to control the 2nd stage so you may save a bit.FarmerHarv wrote: ↑ Ok, that's just cool, I had no idea my Ecobee had that sort of info until I went looking after reading your post. Here's our Jan 13 graph (on an iPad), interesting to see how the furnace cycles.
House is 7 years old now, 5000sqft finished (2500 basement), good insulation (I assume) and according to Ecobee we're in the top 32% for Energy Efficiency. If they weren't so expensive I'd get an Ecobee for the garage and shop also just to see how horrible they are at holding heat. Hmmm, maybe better not knowing.
Jan 24th, 2023 7:45 pm
I expected this to happen and was prepared. Until you get the actual bill to see the cost, you don't really know. It is what it is.
Jan 24th, 2023 8:04 pm
True. I find that things just get worse beyond our worst case scenario expectations these days. It just seems like the solution for success in life is just to be born earlier...I strongly believe this is all related to the Flynn Effect going out the window in the West. I mean, how else do you vote to tax yourself into oblivion, for no reason, and to cripple fossil fuels, and then end up complaining about the costs. Then doing this 3 times. Once shit actually hits the fan like a pandemic and a war, then we had no prep. I figured people thought the ambitious immigration targets would help GDP, but they forgot to look at GDP per capita (for which we will have the worst performance over the next decades.) Especially importing 800k in a year during a housing crisis. All of this is mind boggling to me...
The political class appears to have lost interest in efforts to raise workers’ productivity and real wage growth through higher business investment per worker, faster innovation adoption, and getting the average company to operate at scale.
Past generations of young Canadians entering the workforce could look forward to favourable tailwinds lifting real incomes over their working lives. That’s no longer the case. If the OECD’s long-range projections prove correct, young people entering the workforce today will not feel much of a tailwind at all. Rather, they face a long period of stagnating average real incomes that will last most of their working lives. On average, Canadian living standards and our quality of life relative to other countries are set to decline as other countries make their economies more productive.
Jan 24th, 2023 8:25 pm
Jan 24th, 2023 8:26 pm
Yeah. God help the younger generation.ADenariusSaved wrote: ↑ True. I find that things just get worse beyond our worst case scenario expectations these days. It just seems like the solution for success in life is just to be born earlier...I strongly believe this is all related to the Flynn Effect going out the window in the West. I mean, how else do you vote to tax yourself into oblivion, for no reason, and to cripple fossil fuels, and then end up complaining about the costs. Then doing this 3 times. Once shit actually hits the fan like a pandemic and a war, then we had no prep. I figured people thought the ambitious immigration targets would help GDP, but they forgot to look at GDP per capita (for which we will have the worst performance over the next decades.) Especially importing 800k in a year during a housing crisis. All of this is mind boggling to me...
I don't think people realize that fossil fuels are used to produce our food and like...move shit in the economy, including our asses to our jobs. And crippling the resource sector, one of our biggest sources of GDP, doesn't seem bright at all if people wanted more GDP/capital - did people forget they had to pay rent, eat, and warm their houses? Oh well...We'll be ok, others...yeah...If anything, at least we learned that virtue signaling has a price, would have been nice to have a warning shot than ruining people outright. But the universe of causality doesn't care about compassion, it's just cause --> logical conclusion. Nature is brutal. We don't have it so bad though...
Anyway I'm not slamming all Trudeau voters, there are perfectly good reasons to vote for him and it's individually interest-based. But I think a vast majority who did, did not understand the costs, and did not have the capability of bearing those costs. I've recommended people vote for him based on their interests (immigration laxity, gov workers). My wealthy friends who voted for him will be fine, and appreciated the huge boost in their home value. Some are also 6-figure Federal workers, so they had no choice. But they could afford it (or it served their interests), and they knew what they were voting for. I noticed that the richer people care more about the environment and don't mind being taxed for it, poorer people, while they might have environmental ideals, they likely can't afford the policy blowback. So now you'll just have a lot of discontent, and there's not much that can be done about it...The effect of these economic policies will be felt for decades.
Pertinent data below over the next decades GDP/capital forecasts.
OECD predicts Canada will be the worst performing advanced economy over the next decade…and the three decades after that
https://bcbc.com/insights-and-opinions/ ... after-that
Jan 25th, 2023 12:21 am
They are more efficient except in the coldest of climates (like Winnipeg...). That said, their extra cost, how long is the break-even point? From what I understand, by the the of the break-even point, you need a new unit.
Why can't we all just get along?