Friday, February 29, 2008

Dominic D'Alessandro and the serendipity of Harper’s income trust tax


ser·en·dip·i·ty /ˌsɛrənˈdɪpɪti/
–noun
1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
2. good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for.

We believe you Dominic. The income income trust tax fraud fell from the sky. You played no part whatsoever. How remotely credible was it for your to have testified before Parliament that:

Mr. Dominic D'Alessandro: The notion and the implication that somehow the government on this file is responding to initiatives that originated with corporations is not based on reality.”

Meanwhile the Globe and Mail had this to say about Paul Desmarais Jr’s unregistered lobbying activities on this file. Believe it or not Dominic, we aren’t quite as dumb and gullible as you take us for, we aren't Judy Wasylycia-Lies, we can actually read:

“High-profile directors and CEOs, meanwhile, had approached Mr. Flaherty personally to express their concerns: Many felt they were being pressed into trusts because of their duty to maximize shareholder value, despite their misgivings about the structure. Paul Desmarais Jr., the well-connected chairman of Power Corp. of Canada, even railed against trusts in a conversation with Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a trip to Mexico, and told him he should act quickly to stop the raft of conversions, according to sources.”

1 comment:

Dr Mike said...

Dominic , I suppose the initial public offering of your "Income Plus" was just serendipitous too.

You must take us for boneheads or something---maybe your friends are (Jimmy , Steve et al) , but not mine.

Dr Mike.