Harper kept Flaherty in the role of Finance Minister following the October 2008 election in the belief that the troubled economy demanded "continuity" and therefore a change in Finance Ministers would be imprudent, although sorely needed. Flaherty's first act of office was the Fiscal Update, which was the mother of all FU's, as it almost brought an end to Harper's continuity in office.....and may yet.
Unlike Ontario, where Flaherty was quasi successful in burying his $6 billion deficit, he is about to do his incompetent self one better, by delivering a budget deficit of some $40 billion.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Posted by Fillibluster at 9:34 AM