I live in the riding of St. Paul's. The Conservative candidate in that riding is Maureen Harquail. Her singular claim to fame is that she's Jim Flaherty's cousin. That didn't count for much in the 2008 election when she unsuccessfully ran in the riding of Willowdale. So I guess she thought she'd try her luck in St. Paul's?
Today she and one of her campaign workers came a callin' for my vote. I told then I would never vote for their party in my life on the strength of the lie that Stephen Harper perpetrated on Canadians during the 2006 election when he said he would never tax income trusts. The campaign worker said he had been hearing that from a lot of voters.
At this point Maureen Harquail joined her campaign worker at my door and I repeated that comment and went of to add that the worse part was that the rationale Harper and Harquail's cousin. Jim Flaherty used to justify their treachery was a lie itself....the fraudulent argument that income trusts cause tax leakage.
At this point Maureen realized she was wasting her time and went running away to the next house saying "That's your opinion", to which I responded "No, it's not my opinion, it's a matter of fact!" and added "How appropriate that you are running away, away from the facts. Keeping running Maureen. That's your idea of 'Here for Canada', by running from the facts."
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Posted by Brent Fullard at 12:08 PM