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cosmostein





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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject: Democracy Watch wants probe of Tories over income Trust Tax Reply with quote

http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/.....rusts.html

"Duff Conacher of Democracy Watch said he wants the ethics commissioner to investigate whether Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty violated rules that require all federal politicians to act "with honesty."

"Essentially, Democracy Watch's position is that the Conservative party and Prime Minister Harper extended an offer as a contract with voters with the promise in the last election, and they have now broken that contract," Conacher said during a press conference in Ottawa.

"As with any contract broken, Democracy Watch believes that there should be cause for legal action for redress and compensation for negative effects from having the contract broken." "


Wow, if that is the case we may need to build our own "Tower of London" to Imprison Jean Chretien
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's utterly insane. If such a precedent were established, no party would ever again publish a campaign platform. Or bother campaigning, for that matter.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Canadian Taxpayer Federation tried taking McGuinty to court of the "no new taxes" promise but the courts ruled that politicians can't be held to campaign promises.

Looks like DW doesn't have any grounds thanks to that precident.

IMO, DW has lost a lot of credibility over this and their opposition to the Accountability act.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duff Conacher must be getting desperate for attention. Under the Liberals, there was always something for him to complain about. Now, under the Conservatives, he has to search for material. If this sort of thing keeps up, Duff might have to get a real job!! :roll:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jean Chrétien, Hansard (May 2, 1994) "I would abolish the GST. ... will scrap the hated GST within two years, Jean Chrétien pledged Thursday.

If he wants to hold politicians accountable, he should have started here.
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