Pallister loses again. The Manitoba Court of Appeal has smacked down the appeal of the Mandamus Decision.
It’s not as though this is at all surprising. The Government of Manitoba doesn’t expect to win any of these things, because it would seem their strategy is:
Hey, we know all this stuff is unconstitutional, but that’s inconvenient, so here is our plan. Let’s do it anyway, and then play out the court cases. Who cares about the costs, the people of Manitoba are paying for it, not us.
And boy will they pay, in so many ways, because when it comes to wrecking public services, no one does it like us.
It is so weird. That’s your grand plan? Let’s wreck all our products and services and harass our employees so we can save costs? What kind of business people are you? The kind that lose all their shareholders value, because they have ruined the company? Well done.
Of course it is worse, because you are the Government. Your job is to serve us, to provide services to us, not plow your way through the public sphere, just so you can say – hey look at me, I lowered the PST.
Good for you. But it matters how you do it, and you have gone about this in the worst, most illegal, and most destructive way possible. Have you even noticed? The people of Manitoba don’t seem to matter to you.
This is not genius good government, this is the excessive scumbaggery of a 6’8″ incarnation of Benito Mussolini. (Fun fact: Italian peasants shot Mussolini as he tried to escape over the mountains to Switzerland. No, of course, we don’t do such things in Canada, today. I don’t think we ever did. I’m just saying …)
Since Brian is so intent on giving me so much material, I guess I have no choice but to get down to it …
More and more will be coming soon. First up, what the Manitoba Court of Appeal had to say, about Minister of Finance, Scott Fielding pretending that when the law sayeth “thou shalt forthwith” it means he has the power to do take as much time as he likes for dicking around.
(Spoiler alert: I hear that the word “unreasonable” came up. I only wonder how many times. Too bad it would be improper for the Court of Appeal to say what I bet they really think – ridiculous, ridiculous, ridiculous, and stupid. Lucky for me, I am not so restrained. )