Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Would You Buy a Car From This Man? Really???

No, seriously, would you? Well, if you buy a new Chrysler or GM vehicle, this guy - the Dark Prince of Transparency and Accountability - could be covering the warranty.
The federal government today announced warranty protection for new car buyers and more funds for parts makers.
The $185.3 million federal backup for warranties offered by GM and Chrysler mirrors a similar initiative taken last week by the United States.
Somehow I just wouldn't feel all that comfortable with a warranty from Uncle Steve's easy credit fiscal carwash.


Big Winnie said...

After reading the article, I dug up this Q&A from the Mar 31st QP:

"Mr. Michael Ignatieff (Leader of the Opposition, Lib.):
Canadians are not buying cars and I did not get an answer to the question about protecting warranties for Canadian cars.

Hon. Tony Clement (Minister of Industry, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, what I did say yesterday was that when we get some details of what the Obama administration has planned for warranties, we are willing to look at that... "

Hopefully the bolding works out. My question is is why did the gov't wait until they were on "vacation" to announce this (as well as making other funding announcements unless they are in election mode)?

The Mound of Sound said...

Winnie, you're not suggesting that the Harper regime manipulates events to suit its electoral interests?