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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Parallel universes

You know things are different in Ottawa when you read something like this (from the National Post):

News of a possible rate increase [at Canada Post] even prompted the Liberal Crown corporations critic to call for the abolition of Canada Post to stop its monopoly over mail service. "As long as you provided an efficient and cost-effective mail service which was regulated, where any price increase has to be justified, then I don't see the argument for exclusive monopoly," John McKay said.

The key phrase is Liberal Crown corporations critic. Liberal????? Proposing the abolition of a Crown corporation monopoly????? Didn't he get the memo? Substitute government-run health care monopoly for Canada Post and see how that argument flies with the Liberal Party.

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