Here’s Brian Hutchinson in the National Post: “The Canada Line is something this city can’t really afford.”

Really?  Notice that he’s not saying the money could have been better spent on something else.  He’s saying the region can’t afford to spend that much money.  Why not?  Would paying for it with appropriately designed tax hikes make the cost of economic activity so high that it would all just grind to a halt?  I’m going to say, no.

What Hutchinson means is that he doesn’t think the region should spend that much money on public infrastructure.  But he doesn’t even hint at any reasons for why not.

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