Monday, September 08, 2008

Welcome to your nightmare, Jim Flaherty

His so-called "nemesis" is running against him. I'm sorry, I can't stop laughing at this one. First of all, I love it when you can actually say someone has a "nemesis." That's unreal. But the larger point is that there is retributive justice in the world. Expect this race to get a lot of attention in the GTA and 905 suburbs and perhaps way beyond, much to the chagrin of Harpie and the gang. Income trusts biting them back in a gigantic, karmic way. Where to start? Here's Fullard's announcement from the Francis piece:
"WHITBY-OSHAWA, Sept. 7 /CNW/ - The Whitby-Oshawa Federal Liberal Riding
Association today announces that Brent Fullard will be the candidate for the riding of Whitby-Oshawa, subject to confirmation at a candidates meeting scheduled for Tuesday September, 9, 2008.
Known for his tireless enthusiasm and dedication, Brent Fullard has
devoted considerable time on a strictly volunteer basis as the CEO of Canadian
Association of Income Trust Investors / Taxpayers, a group he founded to
advocate for accountability and transparency from the Harper government and to
reveal the government's lies about so-called tax leakage.
In 1979, immediately upon graduation from Queen's University, Brent began
work at the General Motors Car Assembly Plant in Oshawa.
Thereafter, he spent over 20 years in Canadian capital markets, recently
as Executive Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets for BMO
Nesbitt Burns and presently as the Head of Catalyst Asset Management, who were
active in their opposition to the junk bond leveraged buyout of BCE before the
CRTC and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Brent's experience also covers the Canadian oil and gas industry in the
time he worked at Dome Petroleum in the early 80's.
Brent Fullard stated today: "I look forward to campaigning in
Whitby-Oshawa against the practices and policies of the Stephen Harper
government and outline why I believe Ontario is a great place to live, work
and invest, and how we can make it even better."
Brent has been married to Christina for 20 years, and together they have
three teenaged children.
He started out at the GM plant. Ever been to the GM plant, Diamond Jim?

And recall that Fullard was the one challenging Flaherty to a debate on income trusts for charity to which Fullard had pledged $50K.

Fullard is not a one-trick pony, he thoroughly disagrees with the Harper gang:
Fullard said that his gripes with the government go beyond the finance minister, lambasting Prime Minister Stephen Harper for calling an election in contravention of its fixed-election date legislation, and immediately before three byelections were scheduled to take place.
Let's roll out the oldie but goodie here, Harpie himself, overtly breaking his word:

"Don't forget! Don't forget!"

And let's not forget the angry, destroyed retirees:

Whitby-Oshawa is now one to watch...:) Go Fullard!

(h/t Runesmith)