David Hearle was on BNN tonight presenting the quarterly survey from the business community. An extremely encouraging finding for Ignatieff's corporate tax position, and one that suggests the Conservative ravings may fall on deaf ears. Remarkable in a way, the business community, with a vested self interest, demonstrates the capacity to see beyond simple greed and the greater economic good(a rarity indeed, but a fact that speaks to sound and responsible policy). I expect to see public support for freezing corporate tax cuts, not exactly a populist cry, but the fact the Liberals can count on some strong resonance with business, may just prove invaluable when the smears come. A FULL 2/3rds of business opinion disagrees with the Conservatives pledge to further slash corporate taxes:
The government receives high marks in certain areas, which makes this decided rejection all the more marked contrast. What this may mean in the grand scheme? The Conservatives will say the Liberals are stifling economic growth, but when the business community is asked to weigh in, the government will find little support. Something like the above is obscure in one sense, but I see it as an added bonus that will serve Liberals well. Strong evidence, that a pause on tax reductions is spot on politically. Tim Horton's and Bay street, good luck Dmitri and friends!