What gives? NDP Deputy Leader Thomas Mulcair never did receive an answer to this question. Why not Mark? Deloittes gave us the straight goods, why can't Mark Carney?
Mr. Thomas Mulcair— Questioning Mark Carney as Governor Elect of the Bank of Canada -(2007/12/5)
“I want to begin by asking you a question about income trusts. In your previous position, as an expert, you played an active role in the economy, and that had a significant influence. As you know, our political party was not favourably disposed towards income trusts. However, we never lied to people the way the government did.
This is what I would like to know. In your view, in light of what has occurred with income trusts, have the basic premises that were behind your recommendation proven to be accurate? I am going to cite the specific example of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, which has purchased certain income trusts, including PrimeWest Energy Trust.
In your opinion, are these new companies, which are now managed offshore, contributing to the Canadian economy in terms of tax revenues? That was one of the basic premises underlying the decision you presided over.”
Friday, November 28, 2008
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