February 6, 2007

Stephen Harper to buy Kitten and call it Fiscal Imbalance

Stephane Dion apparently needs a mirror installed at Stornoway.

Here is a quote from today's question period.

“A real leader says that he was wrong and says I agree that I was wrong and changed my mind, the problem is he did not change his mind, he is still a climate change denier.”

I agree, sometimes a leader has to change his mind.

Come on now Stephane…be a real leader and say the fiscal imbalance exists.

7 Commentaires:

Blogger kitt a dit...

There is no fiscal imbalance. Just Steve creating a problem that he can fix.

2/06/2007 1:37 a.m.  
Blogger big gay al's big gay liberal sanctuary a dit...

Yea, there is no fiscal imbalance. Just like there is no global warming.

2/06/2007 8:59 a.m.  
Blogger SteelCityGrit a dit...

Since Stephen Harper sent the "socialist scheme" letter there has been a multitude of new and unequivocal research to back global warming.

Since Stephane Dion initially rejected claims to the fiscal imbalance, nearly every province has demonstrated a stable fiscal capacity.

Being a 'denier' is a good thing when the subject of your denial is unempirical tripe.

2/06/2007 10:37 a.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

yes fiscal capacity at the expense of our health care system, universities with rising tuition, and other social programs at the provincial level cut.

tripe? tell that to the people waiting 2 years for a hip replacement

2/06/2007 10:59 a.m.  
Blogger Ed King a dit...

Antonio, we went through the numbers last time. The Liberal government increased transfers above and beyond the Séguin report. In fact, according to André Pratte, the government of Quebec would have less money if the Séguin report's recommendations had been followed. If there is a new definition of the fiscal imbablance, I would like to hear it.

I doubt Jean Charest himself believes in the fiscal imbalance. Supposedly, the imbalance is a result of the federal government having too much revenue while the provinces have too little to fulfill their responsibilities. If that is the case, you would think Charest would want an increase in transfers to ALL provinces or a transfer of tax points. But no, Charest apparently wants an increase of equalization and a change in the formula, which would benefit only Quebec, Manitoba and P.E.I., do nothing for Ontario and Alberta and take money away from Saskatchewan, B.C., Nova Scotia and N.L.! If Charest is genuinely concerned about a fiscal imbalance between the provinces and the federal government, why is he pushing for a 'solution' which would only benefit three provinces and potentially penalize four? It doesn't make much sense to me.

2/06/2007 11:25 a.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

I never talked about equalization ed.

Just like in the 50s, when the provinces had higher costs, the federal government traded moeny for standards.

Time has come for them to do that again.

My definition has been consistent throughout

2/06/2007 11:41 a.m.  
Blogger canuckistanian a dit...

fiscal imbalance??? is that like the flying spaghetti monster?

2/06/2007 12:30 p.m.  

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