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Petty. So that is to say that really all that the Conservative party is committing to is to extend that six percent escalator into (20)15-16, but there’s no commitment to do it beyond that.

Flaherty. Well, we’ll see how long the agreement would be. We will keep it at six percent for whatever the duration of the agreement is. What you asked me was how long would the agreement be. Well, I don’t know, we’ll have to talk to all the provinces about that. It could be two years, five years, whatever. Whatever it is, six percent.

Jim Flaherty interviewed by Kathleen Petty on the CBC Radio Program “The House.”


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This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 1:39 pm and is filed under Longwoods Online.