The Climategate scandal took a severe toll on the credibility of some of the climate theology's leading high priests, and subsequent investigations into some of the more outlandish claims on which their doomsaying was based found them to be either exaggerated or fabricated. The November demise of the Chicago Climate Exchange - which sought to transfer billions of dollars to political insiders trading in government-rigged carbon markets - signaled that there was no money in the game anymore. Last week, even Al Gore admitted his fallibility when he retracted his earlier support for ethanol fuels. The god bleeds. - The Washington Times
The Conservatives were able to defeat Bill C 311 in the Senate. The Federal Government recently announced great news their deficit shrunk by 40% in September compared to last year. Their revised deficit is estimated around $ 45 billion. The Liberal-NDP coalition just lost a vote on denying the military a replacement of the aging CF-18.
It is time for the Federal Conservatives to "Just Say No" and allow the opposition to votes against winding down the stimulus. If the opposition want the Economic Action Plan to continue past 2011, let them campaign for it and explain what taxes they will raise to pay for it.
Tax revenue is recovering. The Federal Government has rejected Edmonton's Expo bid and hopefully will continue to push for increased austerity in all departments at all levels including the denial for additional funding requests by QC groups for the NHL arena. Kevin Page, PBO can provide cover on limiting the expansion of equalization and payments above the rate of inflation.