These readers are commenting on Jeffrey Simpson’s highly revisionist and misleading account of Stephen Harper’s time in office that read ““So they got their election promises done: the overwrought Accountability Act, the family allowance cheques, various tougher criminal justice measures, money for defence.”
M. R. from Canada writes: " they got their election promises done: the overwrought Accountability Act "
Better do more research Jeffrey.
Then there is all the BROKEN promises that you neglect to mention.
Waste of readers time.
M. R. from Canada writes: I don't disagree with everything the Cons are doing or have done and may very well have voted Con in the next election except for one thing . . . Harper broke his promise to 'never tax trusts'.
The Green Shift worries me, I don't believe in GW but will vote Lib next time regardless.
Unfortunately for Harper there are millions who will remain angry over the trust tax issue. I don't think he will ever get a majority because of this one major stab in the back to his electorate.
dominic costanzo from Canada writes: Until the income trust issue is not fixed. Harper will never get his majority. 4 millions investors have not forgotten the Halloween Massacre.
Antonio San from Canada writes: Mr Simpson is certainly not part of the solution...
As for the Income Trusts, Allan McElroy, I cannot wait until you'll lost a good chunk of your carefully ironed shirt on someone else's word...
Terry martinson from Northern Ontario, Canada writes: I voted for Harper in the last election partially based on his giving his word that he would not change the way Income Trust BUSINESSES like A&W, Jazz Air and Penn West Energy, etc., were taxed.
After he was elected I put more money into Income Trust BUSINESSES feeling it was safe to do so based on Mr. Harper giving his word he would not change the way these BUSINESSES are taxed.
9 months after being elected Mr. Harper decided to radically negatively change the way these BUSINESSES are taxed and myself, several family members and friends lost a lot of money. (yes, we were diversified) Our investments in these BUSINESSES got hammered thanks solely to an action taken by Mr. Harper having nothing to do with market forces.
I feel Mr. Harper and his crew stabbed me directly in the back and will never vote for him again because he is not to be trusted.
VERNON HOLT from Cornwall, Canada writes: Jeffrey, as a professional journalist I believe you are supposed to stick to the facts, not slant an article in someone's favour (the Cons). It's dishonest and unworthy of a true professional. You'll never get a Pullitzer that way. The "promises kept" are only a very small number of the total given by this government's leader. There's far more broken/unkept. I won't quote them all here but here's a clue:
In May 2004 Mr. Harper promised that if gasoline went beyond 85 cents a litre his government would eliminate the entire GST on gasoline. Then of courses, there's the BIG lie concerning Income Trusts. Nuff said ?
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 10:35 AM