Friday, May 8, 2009

Kevin Lynch on Policy making in a FAUX crisis

Here we have former Clerk of the Privy Council (top Ottawa Bureaucrat) Kevin Lynch writing about “policy making in a crisis” in today’s Ottawa Citizen, the day after he was lynched by Harper and sent packing. He must be out trying to secure his reputation in the press as some guru on “Policy making in a crisis”

This is the guy who got sucked into the FAUX crisis caused by BCE to thwart Telus’ announced conversion to a trust, Part of that faux crisis was predicated on the total falsehood that income trusts cause tax leakage. To paraphrase Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, Never let a FAUX Crisis go to waste”.......which is why people like Michael Sabia and Kevin Lynch orchestrate Faux Crises like the one that was orchestrated by BCE to kill income trusts on behalf of paid managers of corporations to sabotage their owners wishes, as reported in the Globe on November 2, 2006:

"High-profile directors and CEOs, meanwhile, had approached Mr. Flaherty personally to express their concerns: Many felt they were being pressed into trusts because of their duty to maximize shareholder value, despite their misgivings about the structure. Paul Desmarais Jr., the well-connected chairman of Power Corp. of Canada, even railed against trusts in a conversation with Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a trip to Mexico, and told him he should act quickly to stop the raft of conversions, according to sources.

Amid this escalating tension, Mr. Sabia's phone call became a flashpoint, prompting the federal government to accelerate its crackdown on the sector. Mr. Flaherty was convinced the twin conversions of icons such as Telus and BCE would incite other corporate titans to follow in their wake."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah Kevin Lynch would know about policy and FAUX crisis.
Due to the b.s. he felt the need to promulgate on income trusts, this bastard deserves to get screwed over by Harper and the CONs. I hope the door didn't hit him in the ass too hard on his way out.
Great lesson for all. If you dish out crap and screw people over - expect to get it back at a later time. Nobody likes an ass kisser. It will only get you so far.
As for the Ottawa Citizen, for the length of that article (could have been cut without losing any meaning) clear indicator they are struggling for ad revenue and not willing or in a position to pay for content. Very obvious Lynch wasn't paid for that article.
If they are willing to print Kevin Lynch's shit - CAITI should offer them an olive branch and donate a posting on Income Trusts. Preferably something highlighting, illustrating Mr. Lynch's role in creating a faux crisis when it comes to Income Trusts. That would be a very nice thing to do for the Ottawa Citizen as they clearly need salable articles.