Blogger John Hawkins ran a list of how America would look if Tea Party conservatives ran the country. Here it is.
I re-worked it, and made a shorter list, using the things that I think could apply in Canada.
1) …There would be fewer regulations, lower taxes, a business-friendly environment, and a much smaller government that would lead to considerably stronger economic growth and job creation. In fact, we'd probably have to dramatically increase the number of work permits we hand out to foreign workers, not because there are "jobs Canadians won't do," but because so many Canadians would be employed that we'd have to bring in more people to do all of the available work.
2) ...The richest Canadians would have more money. Of course, so would the middle class and the poor. In fact, the only people who wouldn't benefit economically would be the ones who spend their lives relying on the government, instead of their own effort, to pay their bills.
3) ...We'd have a much flatter, simpler tax code that you could fill out on a single sheet of paper. If I could I would eliminate income tax altogether. With less government we would need less money for the government, and it is none of the government's business how much money you and I legally make.
4) ...Welfare would still exist, but there wouldn't be as much need for it, it would be considered shameful to take, and you can be sure that people would have to work for every hand-out they receive.
5) ...Social Insurance would be privatized and invested. That means the people who put nothing in would have nothing to take out, but the people who do pay in would have a lot more money to withdraw.
6) ...We'd still put some research money into alternative energy, but we'd also work to build a lot more nuclear power plants and we'd encourage private industry to produce more clean coal and natural gas. Oil would also be much cheaper because the keystone pipeline would be built.
7) ...There would be fewer government workers and the ones we’d have would make less on average than the taxpayers paying their salary.
8) ...Health care would be much cheaper and more efficient by re-privitizing as much as possible. Monopolies are illegal for a reason in the private sector and none of those good reasons evaporate when government takes over.
9) ...Legal immigration would be faster, cheaper, and much more efficient. We'd also be selecting new immigrants based on merit instead of rewarding people for breaking our laws or allowing them to come here because their son or cousin already managed to become a citizen.
10) ...The death penalty would be applied much more liberally for terrible crimes and all violent crime would result in a very stiff sentence, which generally does not happen today in Canada, (against the will of the average Canadian.)
11) ...All people would be welcome to practice their religious faith with no official state-run religion. Religious people would be just as welcome in the public debate as anyone else, which would end some of the religious bigotry we see today.
12) ....Children would be taught abstinence in school, having kids out of wedlock would be frowned upon, and abortion would be legal only in the case of rape, incest, or danger to the life of the mother.
13) ...We'd have school vouchers so that we could introduce competition into our school systems and allow all parents to send their kids to the same kind of schools that the rich do today. We'd also spend a lot more time teaching kids reading, writing, arithmetic, history, and economics and spend a lot less time worrying about their self-esteem. Self-esteem is best built through actual success.
14) ...We'd have safe water, safe food, clean air, and a clean environment, but we'd put an end to the years of legal challenges to new building projects.
15) ...There would be no public unions. Private unions would, of course, still exist, but no one would be forced to join and employers, if they so desire, would be able to fire everyone in the union and get a new work force. No one has a right to a job, but people do have a right to run the business they built.