I was able to find one economist on the record today, the well respected chief economist for the TD Bank, Don Drummond. Not only did Drummond fail to sing in tune, but he basically excused McGuinty, because of the mess he inherited from Flaherty. Simply delicious:
"It really comes down to money and other priorities. Of course, when the McGuinty government took over they started with a deficit, there had been years of underfunding of education and infastructure, so they have put a substantial amount of their money to that.
But, when Mr. Flaherty says they haven't been responsive on the corporate tax cuts, we have to point out, they are phasing out the capital tax, and I can tell you from the perspective of corporations, that was the most damaging tax. They've also lowered the provincial portion of corporate property tax, so those are important steps, of 3 billion dollars. So, yes they have to deal with the third tax, and get that done, but they have taken important actions that have given substantial corporate tax relief"
Drummond argues that, despite what Flaherty has said, McGuinty has lowered taxes on corporations, taxes which are the "most damaging". Drummond must be a Liberal operative.
Keep talking Jim, or digging, as the case may be :)