Taxe sur toutes les choses
The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey indicates that 30 per cent of respondents nationwide are less likely to vote Liberal in the next election as a result of the party leader's reflections on taxes last week; only 16 per cent are more likely to support the Grits.
The damage was most pronounced in Atlantic Canada and British Columbia, where 44 per cent and 40 per cent respectively were less likely to vote Liberal.
However, the poll suggests Ignatieff's tax talk went down well in Quebec, where 29 per cent of respondents were more likely to vote Liberal and only 10 per cent less likely.
Yes, who would have thought when you asked people if Ignatieff raising their taxes would make them more likely to vote for Liberal, they'd say "uhh...duh...no".Well, except in Quebec where by a 3 to 1 ratio they said it made them more likely to vote for Ignatieff.
There's only one conclusion to be reached from this: it is imperative that the Liberal Party promise to tax Quebecers in the next election. I would suggest a 2% sales tax to be applied only in La Belle Province.
Hell, use the money to bail out the oil sands and this could prove to be a vote winner in both Quebec and the West...