Monday, July 27, 2015

On know-nothings

Shorter Lisa Raitt:
Now that I think about it, somebody should probably be responsible for regulating vehicle safety. (aide whispers in ear) Wait, that's me? Why is this the first I've heard of it?

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:00 PM

    I should look it up but did not she say after the GM ignition switch problems that her Department would know have direct access to these recalls?

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    1. I'm not finding much on that, and in fact Raitt seems to have made clear that nobody would be held responsible unless GM Canada knew about it: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/lisa-raitt-wants-to-know-what-gm-canada-knew-about-recalls-1.2651993

      But it does seem worth noting that she made a big show of introducing supposedly-urgent legislation on vehicle recalls: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/car-recall-powers-sought-for-transport-minister-in-proposed-law-1.3095449

      Not surprisingly, that bill was allowed to die after first reading: http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=8013691

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  2. Anonymous7:34 AM

    An even shorter Lisa Raitt: What's a 'Fiat'?

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    1. Anonymous8:23 AM

      Lisa Raitt ->" What's a 'Fiat'?"

      Skippy -> What Stephen Harper rules by.

      j a m e s

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