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Canada : Brian Mulroney GST Cinderellas.

 
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Posted 01/20/2012   12:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rod222 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Anyone recognise these gentlemen?




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Posted 01/20/2012   01:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alanl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are Canadians. That`s PM Brian Mulroney on the left.
I don`t know who the finance minister is.
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Posted 01/20/2012   04:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like Michael Wilson,Minister of Finance. They introduced a GST into Canada.
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Posted 01/20/2012   05:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Thank you to the SCF Intelligentsia!
What a knowledgeable mob you are.

Thanks.
I'll put it over for CindyCan in Canadian Cinderellas.
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Posted 01/20/2012   05:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wiki:

Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOQ (born March 20, 1939) was the 18th Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. His tenure as Prime Minister was marked by the introduction of major economic reforms, such as the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the Goods and Services Tax, and the rejection of constitutional reforms such as the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord. Prior to his political career, he was a prominent lawyer and businessman in Montreal.

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Posted 01/20/2012   08:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
They're baaaack.

edit. Ok, let me clarify. Mr Mulroney was one of the most polarizing PMs we've had in a long time. Besides the GST (don't get me wrong, taxes are necessary to keep a society running. But these taxes on everyday items were a very expensive and difficult a pill to swallow) his government also introduced Free Trade, which cost a lot of Canadians their jobs, opened Canadian resources to pillage (my opinion of course) and helped contribute to the cheap labour and crime in the northern border area (the mequiladora region) of Mexico.
But I'm not bitter.
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Posted 01/20/2012   08:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nitrolures to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had the same reaction looking at those two mugs. Have to admit if either were to be on a stamp at least the slogan is correct. The pair would have to go down as the most disliked in my 43 yrs. Although sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don't. With a deep gulp I would safely say if they were mine they would be shipped away (likely end up where they are at now) but I don't think I have any room for those 2.
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Posted 01/20/2012   2:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
But these taxes on everyday items were a very expensive and difficult a pill to swallow


Absolutely. And the subsequent Liberal government NOTHING to eliminate it
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Posted 01/20/2012   7:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add petermac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Michael Wilson was subsequently the Canadian Ambassador to the USA. His term ended in 2009.

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Posted 01/24/2012   02:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CindyCan2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented in Canada on January 1st, 1991, to replace an existing manufacturer's tax by a consumer tax, with the notion that manufacturers would be able to lower their overall prices, and compete better in the international marketplace. In the run-up to its introduction, there was vigorous opposition to the tax, especially the new provision that books would be subject to the levy. The Canadian Periodical Publishers' Association (CPPA) was particularly worried that the added 7% would result in lower subscriptions for their magazines. A set of 2 stamps protesting the tax on books featured photos of Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (pink), and Finance Minister Michael Wilson (blue) with the slogan "Hi! I tax books". Mulroney retired a few months before his Conservative government was reduced to 2 seats in the subsequent federal election, in part because of the animosity toward the GST."
from Field Guide to the Cinderella Stamps of Canada (used by permission).
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Posted 01/24/2012   04:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Thanks for the information,
sorry to engender bad memories guys :(

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