Tuesday, June 16, 2009

On reliable sources

Rather than simply taking Stephen Harper's word for it, Kady O'Malley checked the facts behind the Cons' public claims that an election would have the slightest effect on delaying stimulus spending. Not surprisingly, she found that in reality, the money being discussed wouldn't flow until 2010 anyway.

Meanwhile the NDP, rather than taking Con press releases as the final word, actually looked into what money remains to be spent from current infrastructure programs. And while there are billions left in limbo, the money has already been approved by Parliament - only to go unused by the Harper government.

So given that the Cons' public announcements have been nothing but misleading in their presentation of what money is flowing, what money isn't flowing and why...what possible purpose can it serve to ask for nothing more than another similarly self-serving statement?

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