Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Dion, ....er Harper Economic Plan

The Globe & Mail says it all. Harper has pretty much lifted Stephane Dion's plans for getting Canada through the hard times that we face:

Most of these measures are in fact actions one would expect a prime minister to take and the list looks similar to the five-point action plan proposed by Liberal Leader St├ęphane Dion during the campaign.

They include:

• Taking "whatever appropriate steps are necessary to ensure that Canada's financial system is not put at a competitive disadvantage."

• Discussing the crisis at Friday's Canada European Union Summit and talking about strengthening the economic partnership with this bloc.

• Summoning Parliament to meet this fall and tabling an economic update before the end of November.

• Participating in the Group of 20 finance ministers' meeting November 8-9 and calling for a further meeting of Group of Seven finance ministers to "build on progress made at their meeting.

• Keeping government spending "focused and under control" by continuing a four-year review of government departmental spending.

• Convening a meeting with the premiers and territorial leaders on the economy to discuss a joint approach to the global financial crisis.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep...a plan to meet a bunch of people then make up a plan...Mr Dion should patent that..I bet's its never been thought of before.
I guarantee you this...when Mr Harper and the Conservatives are defeated..in 3 years or 6 years or 8 years..I and millions of other Canadians will not be probably just shrug our shoulders and wish the next guy good luck. It'll be a Liberal PM who had better ideas and was trusted more, because, to the normal thinking Canadian having one party constantly ruling this country is dangerous. 76 seats and you still cant figure it out. billg

The Mound of Sound said...

Gee Bill, I think I have figured it out. By the way, remember when you scolded me with predictions of a Harper majority?