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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:56 PM

Stephen Harper's government denies trying to privatize VIA Rail Canada

And you know you can trust Emperor Harper, right?


The federal government is denying a published report that it is thinking about selling VIA Rail.

A spokesperson for Transport Minister Denis Lebel says privatizing the passenger rail service isn't on the table.

Pierre Florea, Lebel's press secretary, says all government spending is under review, but there are no plans to sell VIA Rail.

VIA Rail is a Crown corporation established in 1977 to run passenger trains. ...................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/10617147/on-government-denies-report-of-plan-to-sell-via-rail



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Reply Stephen Harper's government denies trying to privatize VIA Rail Canada (Original post)
marmar Jan 2012 OP
riverbendviewgal Jan 2012 #1
polly7 Jan 2012 #2
Canuckistanian Jan 2012 #3
Brickbat Jan 2012 #4
tuvor Jan 2012 #5
Brickbat Jan 2012 #6
tuvor Jan 2012 #7
Spazito Jan 2012 #8

Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:03 PM

1. Stephen is a Straussian follower

Leo Strauss was a professor of political science at the School of Chicago where many neo conservatives were taught by him.

Strauss endorsed noble lies...that is is perfectly ok for politicians to lie to their constitutes.

I definitely do not trust Stephen Harper.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:05 PM

2. I don't believe a word he says, and haven't from the first time I saw him speak.

Except for the 'When I'm done with Canada, you won't recognize it' statement ..... that, I believe.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:08 PM

3. Really? I didn't know that

I suspected he read Ayn Rand as a pimply faced kid who used to get swirlies in high school, but is he really that deep into far-right ideology?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:18 PM

4. Privatizing CN was bad enough.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:26 PM

5. It would be nice if the article gave a name to this "published report".

What "published report" are they referencing? Am I blind?

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:14 PM

7. Thank you! n/t

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:24 PM

8. No surprise there...

He and his Reform "Harper Government" buddies are ALL ABOUT privatizing everything, bit by bit. He has only told the truth and that was when he said "You will not recognize Canada when I'm finished with it".



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