Brian Pallister was the Chairman of the Finance Committee at the time of the Public Hearings into Income Trusts back in early January 2007.
After adamantly opposing the holding of hearings , Brian Pallister didn’t have the ethical wherewithal to have recused himself from these hearings on the basis that the income trust tax was a bespoke tax policy designed to favour the large lifecos like Manulife and Great West Life and London Life owned by Power Corp whose CEOs Dominic D’Alessandro and Paul Desmarais Jr. selfishly lobbied for, and in light of the fact that Brian Pallister is the owner of Pallister Insurance and Financial Services.
Instead Brain Pallister conducted the hearings like a kangaroo court in a third world country. Welcome to Swahililand.
Here is a good example of Brian Pallister’s utter disregard for due process and parliamentary democracy:
The testimony of William Barrowclough at the Hearings:
“Mr, Chairman, two days ago I received a telephone call from another person on the witness list for today’s hearings [editors note: Diane Urquhart]. I had never before had communication with this person, who proceeded to preach an hour long sermon on the evils of trusts and then attempted to get contact information on the other individual investors [who are testifying before this committee], while at no time did this witness directly counsel me to change my testimony, what I heard was a diatribe which through its content, tone, and timing, two days before our appearance here, was clearly an attempt to influence my testimony before this committee. That fits my definition of witness tampering Mr. Chairman, and I hope it fits yours. Thank you.
Pallister: Thank you sir, we move to questions. Mr. McCallum, five minutes”
Just like water off a duck’s back under the Chairmanship of the highly conflicted Brain Pallister Insurance and Financial Services CON MP for Portage-Lisgar.
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Conservative MP Pallister to leave politics
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Pallister quits politics so he can spend more time with his Pallister Insurance and Financial Services
Posted by Fillibluster at 10:16 AM