Mitigation is the governments latest new word, Mitigation is something lawyers do to have a clients sentence reduced etc. It was used extensively while trying to explain away the hated Plan B project.
This morning on CBC radio Wes Sheridan talked about how the HST would be good for Islanders!!!Duh???? He used the same words over and over in order to avoid actually answering questions. He spend a great deal of his time on air thanking the caller for his question-concerns-worrys etc etc. As he wasn’t in the house he couldn’t fill time with the words “Madam Speaker” so instead he used the interviewers name over and over, thank you Matt, great question Matt, Matt let me answer that for you Matt. However he really didn’t answer any questions he constantly beat the same old drum, good for business, progressive,and will give Island businesses the lift they need. Also and very strangely the number of people using oil changed this morning from 94% to 90%. He didn’t tell us how he came up with this new and lower number(guess he mitigated it). I have to wonder how this government even know how many people use oil opposed to other fuel sources. We changed over this summer to relying on our pellet stove, wood stove, with newly installed electric registers as a back up if we are away from home for any length of time. Our oil tank is long gone and our property insurance decreased a bit. Now tell me how Sheridan knows we have done this???? and how he comes up with his numbers????Perhaps he has a crystal ball that can Mitigate the future. As to business getting a lift from the new HST, how about Homburg Investments?. They now owe the provincial government some 16 million for the bankrupt Holman Hotel. Now that is one investment that can really be call getting lifted!!! Put that in your pipe Mr Sheridan and mitigate it!!
Roll on 2015, election year.
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