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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Hey, you gotta do...

...what you gotta do.

Nova Scotia Tory MP Bill Casey has said he will vote against his Government's budget implementation bill due to the new equalization formula.

I personally don't like this move, or his reasoning behind it. Here's the problem I have with his reasoning, which he actually indicated himself for the article... "Casey has said the budget effectively kills the province's offshore accord."

EFFECTIVELY... note he does not say that it actually does... he just says it "effective" does. What that really means is, "There wasn't any extra money in this deal for Nova Scotia."

In reality, Mr. Casey, it does not "kill the Accord". Nova Scotia has the option of sticking to the Alantic Accord based formula. Mr. Casey, along with Mr. Williams, would both like to have their cake, and eat it too.

I think the new formula is equitable. Again, if they don't like it, they can opt out. I think Mr. Casey has to at least rattle the saber to look good for his constituants, but in the end, I think if he doesn't like it, he should just abstain from the vote.

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  • At Tue. Jun. 05, 09:07:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You are wrong about this issue and Casey is right. In fact, he had a copy of the agreement in his hand during an interview.

    Kudos to Mr. Casey - interesting to note that Mr. Casey is one of the old Progressive Conservatives - not one of the deceiptful old reformers.

    I'm not a Conservative supporter - especially with an immature and petty man for a PM, but I have to give credit where it's due when it comes to principle.

     
  • At Tue. Jun. 05, 10:35:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Ames Way said…

    So what you are saying is that killing something "effectively" is okay as long it isn't officially killed? So if a government "effectively" killed a program that you supported you would be okay with it as long as the government didn't officially kill the program? I think you need a reality check.

     
  • At Tue. Jun. 05, 10:39:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why are we giving OUR offshore resources to these provinces anyway?
    They don't own them, Canada does.
    If simply shovelling more money to these vote sellers helps them, they would already be the most prosperous people in Canada.
    My vision of Canada isn't that of a nest of baby magpies squawking at the top of their lungs while the mother bird jams food into their gullets.
    It's time to get serious about Alberta seperation.

     
  • At Tue. Jun. 05, 10:41:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger NL-ExPatriate said…

    http://www.aims.ca/library/Equalization3.pdf

     
  • At Tue. Jun. 05, 06:13:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger zolton said…

    Why would you so steadfastly and vehemently denounce this guy?
    What aspects of the new plan are good?
    What don't you like about the plan?
    Did you read it or just spew fascism in every direction?

     

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