Liberal Foreign Affairs Critic Bob Rae is quoted in a Liberal Press Release of today, as saying:
“Just as the Prime Minister hides behind photo-ops instead of taking questions in Parliament, his government is hiding behind the veil of national security to save itself from scrutiny,”. “If they have nothing to hide, then release the evidence and the public can decide.”
Harper withheld his “proof” of tax leakage from public view citing the same lame argument about National Security. I have yet to hear Bob Rae say a single word about that? Would that have anything to do with the fact that his brother, John Rae, works for Power Corporation and Power Corporation lobbied extensively to kill income trusts?
Why the double standard on disclosure, Mr. Rae? Is losing $35 billion of Canadians life savings based on a patent falsehood (ie tax leakage) acceptable in the way that Afghan detainee torture is not? How about defending the rights of Canadians here at home as well as foreigners abroad, Mr. Rae? Or are you more beholding to the Desmarais’s than you are the average Joe Blow on the street.?
Why is this concept of yours applied selectively? Concepts that are only applied selectively aren’t principles, they are excuses. What is your excuse?
“If they have nothing to hide, then release the evidence and the public can decide.”
Why are the Liberals allowing Harper to get away with his income trust fraud?
Who do the Liberals actually represent? Canadians-at-large or closely-held commercial interests?
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Posted by Fillibluster at 3:09 PM