"... an accountant at Imperial Oil"
"He took up post-secondary studies again at the University of Calgary, where he completed a Bachelor's degree in economics."
"He later returned there to earn a Master's degree in economics, completed in 1993."
He is also famous for advising Canadians, while the subprime mortgage crisis was taking down international stock markets, that there were probably some "good deals" out there.
So Mr. Harper, explain this to me. Explain why, during a lull in real estate prices, your Finance Minister is selling off Crown lands.
Fill in the blanks, here: Buy ____, Sell ____.
Unless, of course, you have a separate plan. Perhaps your plan is to sell off these Crown lands for billions of dollars to your corporate friends, then give them billions of dollars in tax breaks so the end result for the Canadian tax payer is simply that we have less stuff.
I know you have a great deal of economic knowledge, so I'm sure you're not selling off Crown property at fire sale prices because you're stupid. But if you're not stupid, the only other real option is that you're defrauding the Canadian public.
h/t to Red Tory.