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Brent Fullard
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posted 13 February 2008 05:41 AM      Profile for Brent Fullard        Edit/Delete Post
http://caiti-online.blogspot.com/2008/02/do-i-detect-cover-up-now-you-see-it-now.html

[ 13 February 2008: Message edited by: Brent Fullard ]


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scooter
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posted 13 February 2008 06:08 AM      Profile for scooter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I have little sympathy for rich retires who were to stupid or lazy to figure out that an income trust are NOT as safe as a GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) and corporations trying to dodge paying taxes.
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Polly Brandybuck
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posted 13 February 2008 06:19 AM      Profile for Polly Brandybuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Whether or not one feels sorry for the investors, we can't allow our elected government to make secret decisions on behalf of Canadians and then hide the data from us! Cripes.
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scooter
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posted 13 February 2008 07:03 AM      Profile for scooter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Polly Brandybuck:
..we can't allow our elected government to make secret decisions on behalf of Canadians...

It wasn't a secret decision. In fact it was a very highly publicised decision.

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Polly Brandybuck
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posted 13 February 2008 11:20 AM      Profile for Polly Brandybuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hmm, yes both decisions - the one to allow income trusts and the one to disallow income trusts - were very much in the open. My problem is with the secrecy after the fact regarding how they came to these decisions.

Why would the government be trying to keep a lid on this? I would think if the numbers supported the decision, they would be more than happy to publish the results.

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Scott Piatkowski
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Polly Brandybuck
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posted 13 February 2008 11:35 AM      Profile for Polly Brandybuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Always love to stop what I am doing and watch a little Monty Python.

I am not an energy trust supporter, never have been. This is what bugged me here, from the CTV website.

quote:
Thirteen pages of calculations, released to a Calgary analyst, are so heavily censored with black marker that only row and column labels remain visible.

And this..

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The law allows officials to keep secret information "which could reasonably be expected to be materially injurious to the financial interests" of the federal government.

Hmmm.


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Fidel
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posted 13 February 2008 11:56 AM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
He's not my king. I didn't vote for 'im.
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kropotkin1951
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posted 13 February 2008 12:01 PM      Profile for kropotkin1951   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That was the best spam on my computer in years!!!
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B_Nichol
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posted 13 February 2008 01:00 PM      Profile for B_Nichol   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by Fidel:
He's not my king. I didn't vote for 'im.

Bloody peasant!


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Stephen Gordon
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posted 13 February 2008 01:08 PM      Profile for Stephen Gordon        Edit/Delete Post
Oh! What a give-away!
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scooter
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posted 13 February 2008 02:46 PM      Profile for scooter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Polly Brandybuck:
Why would the government be trying to keep a lid on this?

Because the conservatives went against corporate Canada?

Look, even the NDP don't explain their decisions/actions (ie: NDP disciplined Bill Siksay for voting against Harper's crime bill ).

Would you listen to every explaination of every decision made by every public organization?


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Polly Brandybuck
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posted 13 February 2008 02:51 PM      Profile for Polly Brandybuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by scooter:

Because the conservatives went against corporate Canada?


Ha, but you'd think if it all went as planned, they would be itching to show that for once they made a sound decision.

I don't read all the decisions, just the blacked out ones. I figure they must be more interesting.


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