"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Never too busy to help a FinMin

Every year of late, the FinMin, whoever that might be in any given year, not that it matters, conducts a dog-and-pony show across the province, performing as "Pre-Budget Consultations."

2011 is no different. The same show toured in 2010, 2009, 2008 (minus the "Pre-", but with the famous, much-lamented, "Debt Clock"), 2006-07, 2005-06, and 2004-05, and 2004.

Now, it would seem that, as part of this travelling "consultation", the FinMin issues a document, which can be perused by interested members of the public, designed to stimulate informed and lively discussion during the consultation sessions.

However, in an odd twist for such an open and accountable government, the discussion document is never anywhere to be found on teh internets. However, a kind soul very kindly and soulfully passed along a soft copy of this fascinating document.

In PDF format.

With security features preventing you from copying it.


So, just in case you might ever want to peruse this document and the valuable information contained therein, and, moreover, to be able to copy and paste its content so as to maximize the utility of said document, a copy — with the security features disabled, naturally — is now available for your edutainment by clicking here.

You're welcome.

Happy Pre-Budget Consultations everyone!

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At 9:57 AM, February 03, 2011 , Blogger Ursula said...

The FinMin's job in not unlike that of Wiarton Willie and Shubenacadie Sam .

Wiarton and Sam (all furry and cute)use their internal clocks to mesmerize the crowds .

The FinMin (not so cute)and not to be outdone uses his "debt clock"as a negotiating tool to captivate his audience .

As a "prognosticator" neither is very "predictable".

At 10:10 AM, February 03, 2011 , Blogger Ursula said...

Amended for clarity :

As prognosticators their "predictions" are not very reliable .

A groundhog's reliability runs at about 30% ,as for the FinMin about the same , give or take a point .

At 1:51 PM, February 03, 2011 , Blogger Mark said...

ursula - drop by the HQ any day or give us a call

355 O'Connell Dr


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