British Columbia puts the cracks in Canada. By extorting a toll on Alberta oil shipped across provincial borders, B.C. has dumped the Canadian Constitution.
The Canadian Constitution clearly gives absolute power over inter-provincial trade (Section 92[a]) to the federal government ― not B.C..
From a more fundamental point of view, the common interest binding people into countries is economics. We share (trade) among each other for the common good.
B.C.’s precedent setting action means Alberta can toll (tax) every rail car to and from B.C.; every truck to and from B.C.; every air plane to and from B.C..
Where does it stop?
Tying the CalgaryNEXT arena and fieldhouse proposal to a possible bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics will be a gamble for the Calgary Flames organization, said members of a CBC Calgary News at 6 political panel.
Source: CalgaryNEXT project should sink or swim on its own merit, says political panel
Wrapping an NHL arena inside an Olympic bid is the same strategy used to get public money to build the Saddledome. The NHL team in Calgary did not pay one cent towards the construction of the Saddledome, nor does it pay rent or leasing cost. And the City does not tax the Saddledome because the City owns it!
No to tax payers dollars for an NHL arena. For the Flames, you play, you pay.