Since everything in the Harper government is about marketing Harper, his vision and his stewardship of the new Canadian brand, I find the announcement today from Harper’s governor of the central bank, Mark Carney and the other members of the governing council quite interesting.
In short, Carney has come out and said that our recovery, you know the best one in the whole wide world, according to Harper and his PMO is still vulnerable. In fact, Carney all but admits that they cannot determine whether they are going to increase interest rates as earlier predicted or not.
Which would lead me to believe that the forecast for future economic numbers are not quite as rosy as originally thought.
I really hope the PMO, you know the department in Harper’s government that makes all the decisions, let’s Flaherty, Paradis and Kenny know about this.
They were supposedly dispatched to New York, Europe and China yesterday, to boast about our economic recovery and tell the world that our economy is so hot that we will be the first G8 country to raise interest rates.
I mean that would really be embarrassing for these ministers, our country and of course the PMO lackey who put that MEP together.
Or maybe they might have been, sent out of town so that Harper would not have to share the spotlight and photo opportunities at the G8/G20 summits.
It is really hard to tell with this lot.