FINTRAC collecting too much info on innocent Canadians
Canada’s privacy watchdog is blasting a federal agency that is supposed to be gathering financial intelligence on suspected terrorists and money launderers, but has also collected personal banking records of thousands of ordinary Canadians not suspected of anything.
[Privacy Commissioner Jennifer] Stoddart’s investigators found everyday . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: So Flaherty’s spying on us too
Flaherty says private sector responsible for stimulating economy
Stimulating the economy ultimately falls on the heads of the private sector, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Monday.
“We’ve done a lot through the tax system to encourage Canadian executives, business people, to start utilizing some of the capital they have on their balance sheets,” said Mr. . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: Jim Flaherty’s Economic Inaction Plan
Jim Flaherty to business leaders: Loosen your fists
To Jim Flaherty’s frustration, there is a massive wad of idle cash in the Canadian economy. The finance minister would like to get the money in circulation, creating jobs, improving productivity, boosting consumer confidence and helping the country to compete against the world’s emerging economic giants.
But . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: Dear Jim Flaherty: And you think you’re frustrated?