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For the record: Harper and the taxation of income trusts

A look at PM Stephen Harper's defence of his reversal on income trusts.

Politics is conducted in a dynamic world. Memories are imperfect—even for policy actions that resulted in a massive "train wreck,"( see The Hill Times, Sept. 22, 2008, p.12). My purpose is to provide a documented record of the Conservative Party's promises concerning the taxation of income trusts prior to the Jan. 23, 2006 election, the reversal of its promises less than nine months after coming to power, and Stephen Harper's defence of his reversal in Question Period.

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For the record: Harper and the taxation of income trusts

A look at PM Stephen Harper's defence of his reversal on income trusts.

Politics is conducted in a dynamic world. Memories are imperfect—even for policy actions that resulted in a massive "train wreck,"( see The Hill Times, Sept. 22, 2008, p.12). My purpose is to provide a documented record of the Conservative Party's promises concerning the taxation of income trusts prior to the Jan. 23, 2006 election, the reversal of its promises less than nine months after coming to power, and Stephen Harper's defence of his reversal in Question Period.

  

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Friday, September 19, 2014
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Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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