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Stephen Harper and Lynton Crosby's Monstrous Lock Box

Montreal Simon - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 05:21

Well there was Stephen Harper in Quebec yesterday, locking a promise never to raise taxes into a giant safe.

Vowing to put a tax lock on our future. 

Stephen Harper is making a promise to keep his promise. A re-elected Conservative government would introduce so-called “tax lock” legislation that would prohibit increases to federal tax rates, Harper announced Friday.

The gesture is a symbolic one, enshrining in law what Harper has already repeatedly promised and allowing him to say other parties — should they form future governments — would have to break the law in order to raise taxes.

And while some wondered whether he got the idea from a Saturday Night Live skit.
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