With his strengthened mandate in hand, our prime minister has announced his new six point plan to deal with “this period of economic uncertainty”.
- Hold a first ministers meeting to discuss the global financial crisis. (But not the one that the provincial ministers are having next week, apparently he is busy. It will be another one, some time in the future)
- Continue to work with other G7 nations to take "appropriate actions" to support Canada's financial system. (Well that’s good, I’m glad we’re still a member)
- Summon Parliament to meet in the fall. Harper did not give a date for the resumption of Parliament. (OK?)
- Send Harper to meet with European Union leaders later this week to discuss the economic crisis and strengthen Canada's economic partnership with the EU. (I believe that meeting was already scheduled and Europe is necessarily open to Harper’s ideology )
- Attend a summit of G-20 finance ministers in Brazil in early November. (The weather should be nice)
- Continue a review of departmental spending. (Ah yes the strategic review that seems to only cut those pesky artsy things.)
Now I know that some of you might be concerned that Steve’s plan might be missing some, well you know, details, but don’t worry he’s going to issue a fiscal update before the end of November.
As for supporting the our financial institutions, Steve will take "whatever appropriate steps are necessary" and here’s the good part, it will not involve "significant outlays of taxpayers' money."
Whew! Everything is going to be okay now.
It's just like having the tooth fairy for a dad.
Reference the CBC here .
Update: I apologize if this post seems a bit too sardonically, facetious (I'm trying to learn big words) but I think I have to get it out of my system.