Behold the future!

The Stephen Harper Govtm won’t allow the Cdn Forces to assist with flood cleanup for the most practical, non-ideological of reasons:

“Furthermore, the services you’re asking for — if they were authorized — would place the Canadian Forces in competition with the private sector, at the local or provincial level, which could perform this type of repair work.”

Jesus murphy.

UPDATE: Not to be outdone, the Ontario Conservative party proposes to harness the great untapped prison labour force.