There are many examples of where trust in our politicians has been questioned. Promises are made and broken within a short time before and after elections are held.
Our most significant and personal example is the complete reversal on the taxation of income trusts which had provided a good retirement income source for our investments.
Stephen Harper had prior to his first election stated that he would not tax income trusts if he were elected, yet within a short time after he was elected and without consultation with the public or businesses completely reversed his promise. This was after the liberal government had canceled their planned taxation of the income trusts because of protests by the opposition Harper Conservatives.
We had worked hard and saved for our retirement only to have a significant portion of it erased overnight. We were not the only ones affected by this decision, as much protest arose across the country from all stakeholders. There was also much talk and investigation of insider trading before the announcement was made.
The long-term effects of this deceit is a reduction in our pension income compounded for the rest of our lives. This is just one of many reasons we will not vote for a party with a leader like Stephen Harper who cannot be trusted and is without question a control freak. It's his way or the highway.
Appearances are deceiving. If you vote for his party don't be surprised by future decisions he makes. I hope those who are in our situation remember the cost and vote for a better alternative!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Posted by Brent Fullard at 5:36 PM