Thursday, January 26, 2006

Hypocritical fearmongering by Eastern politicians

Especially the useless David Miller, who should be top of the list for a free trip to the scrapheap of history.

Toronto Mayor David Miller did his best prior to and throughout the long, eight-week election campaign to create panic amongst Torontonians toward Harper by saying revenue-sharing programs from the feds to the cities would evaporate like gasoline fumes should the Tories win.

Miller has repeatedly worried aloud the Conservatives would scrap the now-defeated Liberal government's program to share gas tax revenues with Canada's cities.


Anyone who follows policy in this country and who doesn't suffer from an advanced case of amnesia knows the idea of sharing federal gas tax revenues with municipalities was originally an Alliance party idea.

B.C. Conservative MP James Moore moved a motion to share the federal gas tax with provinces and municipalities for infrastructure way back on June 12, 2003. It was the Liberals who voted against it. Indeed, the Liberal party never latched on to that idea until it looked like the mighty Martin might actually lose in the June 2004 federal election.

Read more here.

1 Comments:

At 10:28 PM, Blogger Canadi-anna said...

There was a teaser on CTV tonight about scandal at the Mayor's office. I didn't see it, but my daughter did. I'll be tuning in to find out what the big deal is.

 

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