Scott Brison who spent a decade trashing Paul Martin before undergoing a transformation not seen since St.Paul (fittingly) has gone to work privatizing the federal government. Brison, perhaps unaware of the reason no one in their right mind sells their house to the bank and then takes out a lease on it, has decided to sell off federal building in order to get a short term cash infusion. This comes days after the announced sale of Petro-Canada. And days after Martin shoveled heaps of money into health care without getting any binding conditions in return for it.
It looks like Martin is going to sell off every asset this government has in a mad rush to fulfill his election promises. Sure, future generations of Canadians will lose valuable assets and will have to pay for his start on "Campaign 2005" but Paul will be long gone by then so it's not any of his concern.
Bold Prediction. Come budget time, if he's a little short on funds, Goodale decides to put the Parliament Buildings up for sale. It would help turn a surplus after all.