Evidently Harper is an advocate of enshrining property rights into the Constitution and compensating individuals who may have suffered property losses as a result of government legislation. This commitment was contained in the Conservative’s 2006 Campaign Platform (see below). Harper also advocated that compensation would be made on a timely basis. Does this mean that the $35 billion cheque is in the mail? Actually if the cheque hasn’t been sent yet, please understand it’s not money we want, just the future cash flow stream you stole from us. Believe it or not, but our retirement needs are no different than the MPs and civil servants in Ottawa or the Ontario teachers who Jim Leech manages retirement assets for and for which his challenge is "We must find long-term investments that provide good cash flow into the future," Jim Leech, senior vice-president of Teachers'.
I really like the part below that talks about due process of law. Do you suppose 18 pages of blacked out documents would constitute definitive proof of tax leakage in a court of law? This matter would be a two day trial, that would be terminated because of the abundant lack of evidence in support of the government’s punitive and capricious actions. Mssrs. Harper/Flaherty: See you in court, just after you’re finished with Lorne Calvert. Court is a venue that Flaherty is very familiar with, unfortunately none of his background career in ambulance chasing will be of much help to him on this one, as he is the accused and not the plaintiff. Perhaps he will wow the courtroom and borrow that stock phrase form the lawyers in DoF who at the Public Hearngs boldly reasoned in their defense: “I guess if we were incompetent, we wouldn’t admit to it”. Not to worry, since the charge is not one of incompetence but rather property theft through fraudulent practices and attempted cover-up.
The 1960 Bill of Rights, introduced by the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker, confers the protection of property rights on Canadians. However, property rights are not mentioned in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A Conservative government will:
• Propose an amendment to the Constitution to include the right to own property, as well as guarantee that no person shall be deprived of their just right without the due process of law and full, just, and timely compensation.
• Enact legislation to ensure that full, just, and timely compensation will be paid to all persons who are deprived of personal or private property as a result of any federal government initiative, policy, process, regulation, or legislation.
By the way this was also part of Harper’s alleged Plan that got considerable air time in the election. It was very effective in achieving it’s sole intended purpose:
Security for seniors
"The Liberal track record for Canadian seniors is a sad story of unfair taxation, poor government services, and now an inexcusable policy blunder that has destroyed the retirement savings of Canadians invested in income trusts.It is time for a government that respects those who have spent their lives raising families, saving for their retirement, and building this country.
A Conservative government will stop the Liberal attack on retirement savings and preserve income trusts by not imposing any new taxes on them."
Monday, August 27, 2007
Posted by Fillibluster at 12:00 PM