This half page ad on page three of this week's Hill Times is intended as just a little something to remind Stephen Harper about when Parliament resumes on Monday. As if he doesn’t have enough self inflicted problems to deal with. But that’s the legacy of his constant lying: income trusts, isotope shortage, Sandra Buckler, Afghan detainees, Brian Mulroney etc. etc. I'm losing track....about as fast as he's losing any semblance of credibility.
The list grows longer with every session of Parliament. Speaking of every session of Parliament, the Finance Committee gets to deal with the following gem in the coming days. It’s about time we got some facts on the table about income trusts, rather than partisan dogma and whitewash:
December 11, 2007
Today I have sent this motion to the clerk of the Finance Committee:
"That this committee as soon as possible launch an inquiry into the unproven allegation by the Finance Minister that income trusts result in a loss of tax revenue to Ottawa, in light of reports that 70% of all recent trust purchasers are tax-exempt, while individual Canadian investors lost tens of billions of dollars, and therefore pay less tax, as a result of the government trust decision."
Hon. Garth Turner, PC, MP
Member of Parliament, Halton
House of Commons K1A 0A6 (613) 996-7046
86 Main Street, Milton (905) 693-0166
Daily blog, www.garth.ca
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 3:23 PM