Here's Blogging Tory Walker Morrow, obediently regurgitating the latest National Post Conservative party spin:
... But I guess I should give credit where it's due. Or rather, let Peter Foster do it for me, in the Post: Flaherty wins one for the world:
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty seems to have killed the IMF’s threatened global bank tax, at least for the moment. Good for him. Also, kudos to the Big Six Canadian Banks for being bold enough to criticize other regulatory horrors being discussed at this weekend’s G20 meetings in Washington.
Mr. Flaherty had spoken out strongly against a global levy to create a bailout fund. “I’m not going to impose a tax on our banks that performed well during the financial crisis,” he said earlier this week. “It seems to me a very odd thing to do — to punish our banks that got the job done adequately.”
And, ironically, here's your humble scribe, who understands the concept of bestowing credit upon those who actually deserve it. See the difference?
I continue to patiently await the day when Mr. Morrow's critical thinking ability catches up with his obvious talent for wordsmithing. When that happens, he will be a fearsome and respected pundit indeed. Until then, eh, not so much.