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For Immediate Release
September 24, 2008
Conservative MP apologizes for Harper's income trusts betrayal
WHITBY - Conservative MPs are continuing to feel the sting of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's income trusts betrayal at the door, with St. Catharines' Conservative Candidate Rick Dykstra trying to limit the damage to his re-election chances.
Speaking at an all candidates' debate, Mr. Dykstra tried to remove the Flaherty albatross from his campaign by asking forgiveness from the voters:
"We made a commitment. We didn't keep that commitment, and for that I apologize to the people of St. Catharines who were impacted by that decision." (Federal Election Candidates Debate, Cogeco, September 23, 2008)
The founder of the Canadian Association of Income Trust Investors and now Liberal Candidate for Whitby-Oshawa, Brent Fullard has said now that Mr. Dykstra has been so candid about the betrayal, it is time from Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tosay he is sorry too.
"So far all the Conservatives have offered to income trust investors is scorn and disdain," said Mr. Fullard. "Mr. Dykstra's apology is a good first step, but it is meaningless unless the Conservatives reverse their policy.
"Canadians need to hear an apology from the architect of this financial disaster, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty," he said.
Liberal Party of Canada Press Office
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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