Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Economic Statement: Burnaby's minivans

Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty made reference to Burnaby in his Economic Statement today.

Flaherty stated, "A family spending $30,000 on a new minivan in Burnaby will save $600 in GST" after both phases of the tax cut. For the benefit of hockey moms and dads everywhere else in Canada, that $30,000 minivan will also be be $600 less.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone has lots of time on their hands.

Doesn't mean anything.

Could have easily been Brandon, Manitoba.

10/30/2007 10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually not bad.
What twisted Liberal Party thinking would not want a tax break.
When a government offers you a tax cut. Take it and run.

10/31/2007 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could have easily been Victoria too.
I mean, who would not want to save on their SUV's? I am sure Carole James would disagree with Jack Layton on that one.

11/05/2007 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares what either Carole James or Jack Layton thinks?

11/05/2007 9:35 PM  
Anonymous carolelayton said...

I have trouble telling Carole Layton and Jack James apart. They are both in perptual opposition to reality, always hold the minority opinion, and never have anything useful or constructive to add.

Carole Layton wants to run buses across a two-lane bridge during rush hour.

Jack James wants to pull our troops out of Afghanistan immediately.

The majority of Canadians are opposed to both these points of view.

No wonder the NDP is always in opposition.

11/08/2007 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" have trouble telling Carole Layton and Jack James apart. They are both in perptual opposition to reality, always hold the minority opinion, and never have anything useful or constructive to add."

Nothing new there.

Carole Layton wants to run buses across a two-lane bridge during rush hour.

It's actually three lanes eastbound.

"Jack James wants to pull our troops out of Afghanistan immediately."

He supported the Taliban.

The majority of Canadians are opposed to both these points of view."

The majority of Canadians don't use the Port Mann Bridge.

Kinda hard for someone from Swift Current, Saskatchewan unless he or she is driving out here to see the folks in Kitsilano.


No wonder the NDP is always in opposition.

11/08/2007 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And federal liberals are going to repeal the cut, and they want to govern? But it will be more interesting to see how NDP party is going to keep themselves united on this issue.

If Carole James praises that GST cut actually helps the poor, then can she promise to cut PST in 2009? Similar to the GST cuts, standing on the wrong side of the issue may spell disastrous result for 2009 which may send Carole James all the way out.

11/11/2007 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And federal liberals are going to repeal the cut, and they want to govern? But it will be more interesting to see how NDP party is going to keep themselves united on this issue."

Odd there since the federal Liberals said they were going to get rid of the GST and never did.

"If Carole James praises that GST cut actually helps the poor, then can she promise to cut PST in 2009?"

Why should she?


"Similar to the GST cuts, standing on the wrong side of the issue may spell disastrous result for 2009 which may send Carole James all the way out."

and bring Adrian Dix in.

Which for the BC Liberals would be what they need.

The BC Liberals need a hot and heavy Opposition. They've had it too easy for far too long.

A good government needs a strong Opposition to keep it on their toes otherwise the government ends up being sloppy.

11/11/2007 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HUGE RUMOUR: Peter Julian has agreed to run for the Liberal Party in the next election. That's why the Liberals haven't nominated anyone. He wants to keep it quiet and they'll have a nomination meeting after the writ is called.

11/11/2007 10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The BC Liberals need a hot and heavy Opposition. They've had it too easy for far too long."
Yes, who can forget when Joy MacPhail, barely elected in 2001, led a hot opposition against our premier with her fierce and strong personality. And then she led an election campaign that increased NDP seats in Victoria by 10-fold. Actually, I apologize, it was actually Carole James that led NDP and won 30 more seats. It is quite clear what kind leaders the NDP supporters at large would prefer to have. But pro-PST Adrian Dix's "race" to replace Carole James is virtually non-existent and it really hinges on how many seats he hopes his anti-NDP leader Carole James will lose in the next election.

I do feel sad for Peter Julian however, it is obvious that Jack Layton is no match against Stephen Dion's power sharing plans with the greens already recruiting green party members to run on the island. There will always be people from NDP who believe they are more qualified to replace him and that will not even be a question at all.

If Julian does decide to step aside to the liberals, no one will question who the automatic choice will be. Let us assume that our mayor becomes impatient and does decide to move to the nearby riding and jump into the race. If he does win and extends the NDP hold in Burnaby, then he is welcome to fly himself to Ottawa and sit on the backbench. But if he loses, I am not certain what happens, maybe back to law practice, because that's what he has to do shall he lose his re-election.

11/12/2007 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANyone who thinks Julian will cross over to the Liberals is nuts.

Isn't going to happen.

As for Corrigan, he isn't going to run federally either.

Looks like some Team Burnaby types have eaten too many bowls of Super Sugar Crisp again.

11/14/2007 7:34 PM  

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