A couple of days ago the Toronto Star ran a column by Professor Arthur Haberman who was lamenting the decline of "progressive" conservatism.
I responded with a letter to the editor, which the Star published today:
In his opinion piece, Arthur Haberman suggested bigger and more costly government is "progressive."
But if by "progressive" he means moving the country forward or bettering the condition of Canadians, he's wrong.
Big government, after all, means high taxes, burdensome regulations and bureaucrats meddling in the private sector, all of which hamper productivity, retard economic growth and undermine our standard of living.
True progress only comes when government is small and when it respects the freedom of entrepreneurs to innovate and create wealth.