Stephen Harper is going to have to learn to “play nice” in the sand box, lest he have no sand box at all to play in. That said, there is nothing child’s play whatsoever about the issue of nuclear safety.
One thing is for certain: if Bulldozer Steve doesn’t get his way, he will fire you. As occurred when he fired the head of Elections Canada following his spat with Jean-Pierre Kingsley over the brewing “in and out” campaign financing abuses of the Conservatives in the 2006 election.
Who is well served by this form of bulldozer democracy? Canadians? Our important institutions like Elections Canada and the Nuclear Safety Association? It reminds me of his draconian treatment of once pandered to income trust investors, whose nest eggs he promised he would never raid and once elected, condemned them as “coupon clippers”. Better perhaps that Canadians become day traders and stock speculators in retirement?
Yesterday income trust tax apologist Terry Corcoran of the National Post had an article entitled Who's cashing in on the ABCP market? that ended with the following lofty statement:“ it looks too much like an insiders' game, in which some people are protected, others aren't, and the market is being starved of information”.
Too bad people like Terry Corcoran aren’t able to apply their lofty principles more uniformly, since that comment applies equally to income trusts and its handling by the press. Perhaps its time for someone to write the piece entitled: Who's cashing in on the income trust policy?
Starved of information? Bulldozer Democracy? Where is the proof of alleged tax leakage? When it comes to policy making, it’s always best to start and the beginning and work forward.
Conservatives fire president of nuclear safety agency
Ian MacLeod, Vancouver Sun
Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2008
OTTAWA - The federal government late Tuesday night fired Linda Keen as president of the embattled Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission......
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Stephen Harper practices bulldozer democracy: "Conservatives fire president of nuclear safety agency"
Posted by Fillibluster at 7:42 AM