Thanks Scott for your email concerning income disparity in Canada.
Globe and Mail
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.
From: Scott Brison
To: Brent Fullard
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 3:50:08 PM
Subject: House of Commons vote on Wednesday
The National Post newspaper published an article today that I wrote about a private members motion I introduced in the House of Commons that is expected to come to a vote this Wednesday.
The motion (M-315) simply asks that the finance committee undertake a study on income disparity and the growing inequality of opportunity in the country.
I believe the social costs of the problem are more costly than any of the measures that might address it.
I am also concerned that if people lose faith in the market-based economy that they could be drawn to politicians offering anti-market policies, which could be really bad for business.
You will find the article by clicking HERE.
A short five-minute video of my speech last week that concluded debate on the motion can be viewed HERE.
Scott Brison, M.P.