Today we learn in the Globe and Mail, that Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn claims that ”There’s no need to independently review firing of nuclear watchdog”. How very convenient. How very unaccountable.
This level of utter non accountability is so reminiscent of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s statement of “It’s not my fault” when confronted with the reality that his income trust tax had induced over $65 billion in takeovers, the vast majority by foreigners, with the result that $1.4 billion in annual taxes were now being lost.
Which leads to the obvious question: If it’s not the Finance Minister’s responsibility to be held to account for the causal outcomes of his actions, then whose responsibility is it? Is he suggesting that it is the fault of the people who elected him to Parliament? Or perhaps it is the fault of the person who placed him in a position of Cabinet authority for which he is so utterly lacking in competence to properly execute?
Accountability with the Harper government is a facile and vacuous jingle that, in practice, simply means “go pound sand”.
Although it needs to be acknowledged that Harper's unaccountable regime does have another nifty moniker for your consideration: Canada’s New “It’s Not My Fault” Government
Friday, January 25, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 7:19 AM