It is a very wise political move on the part of Stephane Dion to elicit from Harper a clear position on where Harper stands on various issues like abortion.
But we already know the answer. Stephen Harper is pro-life. He is pro-Manulife.He is against investors' right to chose.
Stephen Harper believes in an interventionist form of government that takes away choice......and penalizes those who oppose his dogma, retroactively.
The fact that promised he would do the opposite during an election, doesn’t faze him one iota. Ditto on the fixed election date commitment
One minute he supports the right of investors to chose. The next minute he is pro Manulife. That cost Canadians a mere $35 billion, plus the inestimable cost arising from the loss of choice
Taking away choice, presupposes that the state knows best. The state is imposing restrictions on where you can invest YOUR money. Meanwhile these restrictions do not apply to pension funds.
That’s Harper’s idea of a Tax Fairness Plan:
Pro-OMERs and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
And against the right of investors to chose.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 7:40 AM