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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Will seniors be trampled under by Dion’s Green Shift?

Stéphane Dion is reported to have said on CTV’s Canada AM in 2006—referring to income splitting by seniors—that “…it is not our priority.  It would be very, very costly.”

Dion was quite consistent,voting against income splitting of pensions when the Conservatives introduced it in 2006.

Now, here's an anecdote I borrowed from a friendly source:

Stéphane Dion’s comments demonstrate a history of ignoring the needs of older Canadians.  In a meeting with seniors in 2006, Dion wasted little time before rejecting their suggestion to have a cabinet minister for the elderly. “Please, do we have a better topic?” he asked impatiently. (Globe and Mail, September 6, 2006).

How dismissive. Quite appalling actually. There are a lot of white haired folks out there. I hope he isn't expecting too many seniors’ votes.

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