The Hamilton Spectator
(Jul 19, 2010)
Re: Editorial cartoon (July 13)
It was rich comparing Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff's tour with old-time hucksters.
Over the last four and half years, the people of Canada have been given promises and assurances by the current Prime Minister before each election.
January 2006 -- "Vote for me ... I won't tax income trusts." Within eight months of being sworn in, the Conservative government reversed its course and taxed income trusts.
September 2008 -- "Vote for me ... the only way there will be a deficit is if a Liberal government is elected." Within two months of being sworn in, the Conservatives were predicting a deficit.
"Vote for me ... if you want a transparent and accountable government." Twice, the Prime Minister has prorogued parliament and avoided answering to the majority demand of the House of Commons to provide information on Afghanistan. Two months after an "agreement" was made between all parties, not a single credible document has been handed over.
I agree we should be wary of hucksters. We have been living with a snake oil salesman for the last four years.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Posted by Brent Fullard at 12:27 PM