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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:22 AM
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Toronto Star: Flaherty unfolds his road map
Interesting changes occur when a highly partisan government minister appears before an intelligent non-partisan audience.

The desire to score cheap political points fades. Simplistic slogans give way to rational explanations. The decibel level goes down and the information quotient goes up.

All of that happened recently when Jim Flaherty spoke at a conference on Fiscal Federalism, put on by Queen's University. The normally combative finance minister delivered a low-key outline of where his government is going and why.

His vision had a clear internal logic. Although it lacked generosity, it provided scope for other actors provincial governments and non-profit groups to take a larger role in shaping social policy.

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename...
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:29 AM
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1. Hmmm, "non-profit groups", smells like bush's faith-based program
Geez, these creeps can't even come up with original programs to wipe out social programs, they have to import bush's crap.
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