Friday, August 14, 2015

Asked and answered

The problem with basing a party's rhetoric on theories which can be directly and obviously disproven by events beyond their control is that events happen.

With that in mind, over to you, people whinging about the candidates for Finance Minister under an NDP government:

The NDP Leader also announced that Toronto resident and former Saskatchewan Finance Minister, Andrew Thomson, will run for the Party against Conservative Finance Minister, Joe Oliver.

“Andrew has the experience and strong fiscal record that Canada needs to get the economy on track and create greater opportunity for the middle class. I am very pleased to welcome him to our team," said Mulcair.

Thomson served as Finance Minister in the Saskatchewan government throughout 2006 and 2007. Under Thomson’s leadership, the province posted a balanced budget, a significant budget surplus and strong economic growth.


  1. Anonymous6:51 p.m.

    Isn't Erin Weir also running in this Election? He's an actual economist so he seems like he would be qualified for Finance Minister, though perhaps his ties to Unions might raise a few eyebrows for some people.

    1. He is indeed, and would be a great choice for the file. And I wouldn't take any potential cabinet positions as a given - nor spend time speculating other than to shut down opposition lines of attack. But the key with Thomson is that he puts an end to the theory that the NDP somehow lacked for a potential finance minister whose credentials would satisfy, say, the John Ivisons of the world: