It seems like, federally and provincially, Canada has a history of making good-sounding policy decisions that end up being comically dumb in practice. Examples include Ontario's early solar subsidy (and subsequent refinancing), federal mortgage guarantees for low down payment mortgages, etc.
Is this because of leadership swings due to FPTP? Ideological alignment of professional bureaucracy? Other causes? I don't get it and really want to understand. All insight is appreciated!