October 23, 2008
It was nice to see your mea culpa in Tuesday’s paper. It takes a big person to admit a mistake. I think though that you should add the blunder of all blunders: Your support of the double taxing of income trusts, and, along with it, your vilification of Brent Fullard.
We now know without any doubt that this failed policy is costing the Canadian government (read: taxpayers) more than $2-billion per year in lost taxes — going to north of $7-billion per year when the sector is fully destroyed. With all the talk of the Canadian government running a deficit, that lost tax revenue would certainly help the Conservatives from breaking yet another promise of “no deficits.”
I hope to see you add this mistake the next time you publish your list.
Randy Meyer, Calgary.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 8:40 AM