Mexico sure is a backward place for anyone to get justice.
Just ask Brenda Martin who has been falsely imprisoned on trumped up charges.
Mexico is getting as bad a reputation as Canada and the events of Halloween 2006, when Jim Flaherty thought he would make Canadians saving for retirement more captive to the financial wares of Corporate Canada.
The democratization of the Canadian Capital markets was not in the interest of those extremely narrow interests who felt threatened by Canadians' clear preference for the investment model known as income trusts.
To bring about this false captivity of income trust investors, simply required a set of false trumped up charges. The foremost of which was the fraudulent claim that income trusts cause tax leakage , or the false claim that income trusts have a negative effect on the economy.
Now that former Prime Minister Paul Martin has been to visit jailed Canadian Brenda Martin in jail, Stephen Harper is in catch up mode. So he dispatched Jason Kenney to Mexico to secure her release. Dispatching Jason Kenney to Mexico conjures up two very “income trust moments”. One was the raucous Jason Kenney town hall meeting reported on Global News and the other in the Globe and Mail, as follows:
"Paul Desmarais Jr., the well-connected chairman of Power Corp. of Canada [but not a registered lobbyist], 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."
Brenda Martin was charged with being involved is some internet fraud scheme that was masterminded by Alyn Waage that bilked investors of over $60 million. Meanwhile back in Canada we have Jim Flaherty masterminding (is that an oxymoron?) the income trust scam that has bilked investors of over $35 billion of their life savings. Hence the Liberals and Green, parties have both called for investigations into alleged tax leakage and to ascertain the truth.
Maybe then we can get some justice back into the Canada, and free Canadian trust investors from their false imprisonment. Maybe we should make Brenda Martin our spokesperson. I understand she is quite effective at awakening the moribund Canadian press, who wouldn’t know an injustice if it came up and robbed them blind and threw them in jail or tax leakage if was hidden under 18 ages of blacked out, trumped up documents
Monday, March 17, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 10:25 PM