Don Drummond certainly knows how to manufacture a crisis.
For several years now he has been telling us that public health care spending is out of control, and that if left unchecked, it would soon consume 70 per cent of the provincial budget. Since those projections, spending on health care has actually gone down as a share of provincial program spending, from 46 per cent to 42 per cent.
Oddly, despite a trend line going in the opposite direction, Drummond continues to maintain this forecast.
Now, as Commissioner for Public Service Reform, he is telling us that if we don’t enter into a period of extreme austerity, we will soon be the Greece of Canada.
Don’t break out the tzatziki sauce yet.