So, the price of food is skyrocketing and economists tell us there is no end in sight. http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3036153
The cost of living is going up and the economy sucks.
So our government, in its infinate wisdom (and cosy monthly lunches and politicial donations by the aggregate industry) feels that by making policy that favours and promotes cheap aggregate, they are improving the economy.
Cheap aggregate means digging up a very limited and non-renewable supply of Canadian prime agricultural lands to mine the aggregate which will provide lots of $18.00 an hour construction jobs to build big box grocery stores with with a 20 year lifespan that will employ only part time staff (so they don't have to pay benefits or pensions) at minimum wage to sell us the expensive food that we have to import from other countries.
Am I missing something? Seriously, am I missing something?