July 21st, 2018

Some ex-politicians can’t keep feet out of their mouths


By Letter to the Editor on April 26, 2018.

Our outspoken ex-prime minister Stephen Harper has hit the news channels again, but this time with European connotations that I’m afraid that he is not very conversant with.

After the very harmful legacy of his inviting the rich of the world to come to Canada to invest on a five-year tax-free basis when he was our prime minister, it is still punishing and being paid for by the residents of Vancouver and Toronto in rental costs. Just today’s news showed that apartment rentals are over $1,000 per month. Yes, that is still part of Harper’s legacy!

Now he is congratulating an almost neo-Nazi, controversial political leader Viktor Orban of Hungary. I know Hungary is my birth country of almost 100 years ago, and I was just conversing with my sister in Hungary about the election of that president.

Now the great world politician Harper is making commentaries on international politics, just to be heard?

It seems that some ex-politicians haven’t learned how to keep their feet from out of their mouths and just want the attention.

Referring to the effects of that Harper tax-free offer, all three levels of government – federal provincial and municipal – have suffered immensely for years from that policy and have had to continuously adjust their taxation modes to operate their cities and communities.

One wonders if the man in question will ever own up to his disastrous legacy with his ongoing oratories.

Frank J. Toth

Lethbridge

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2 Responses to “Some ex-politicians can’t keep feet out of their mouths”

  1. Fedup Conservative says:

    And we haven’t forgotten how many of our ignorant fellow seniors supported him and watched him take us from a $19 billion surplus to a $151 billion debt, while he looked after his rich friends and bought votes with our money.

  2. biff says:

    to clarify your 1000 dollar/month rent number, f.t., which would be a steal —
    “Toronto…, with both one and two bedroom rent in the city up around 15% since this time last year. Officially outpacing Vancouver this month, one bedrooms grew 2.5% to $2,020, and two bedroom prices saw a similar jump, increasing 2.4% to $2,520.

    Just $20 under Toronto’s one bedroom average, Vancouver comes in at second place “for the first time ever” according to PadMapper. The BC city has one and two bedrooms settling at $2,000 and $3,200, respectively.” http://dailyhive.com/toronto/average-rent-canada-january-2018


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