Harper Selling Off Federal Buildings In Sweetheart Deal That Is Going To Cost You LOTS!
According to the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the sell-off will give private investors a license to print money. The government is guaranteeing that the buildings are debt free. Some buildings are new and some are recently renovated. Once the buildings are sold, for the next 25 years, taxpayers will be forced to rent back properties it owns now.
Right wing ideologues will argue that the government will no longer have to be responsible for maintenance and repairs. This is a ridiculous argument. Since the federal government can borrow money at a much lower rate than the private sector it would be cheaper for the government to keep the buildings and pay for the cost of any repairs.
Taxpayers will be fleeced. It's the Tory way. Get ready for more of this.