She has the good sense not to work there any more and unlike the NCC, she still retains her conservative principles.
So when the Harper government opted to embrace economic nationalism over free markets when it came to Potash, she sent out a letter to the editor to express her disappointment.
Here's the text:
I have always been an ardent Conservative supporter, which is why I found Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to block the proposed buy out of Potash Corp. (PCS) so profoundly disappointing.
In taking the action he did, Prime Minister Harper betrayed his own conservative principles, let down PCS shareholders and damaged Canada’s reputation as “open for business”.
His betrayal of principle is obvious. Conservatives are supposed to believe in private property rights, meaning citizens are free to sell their property to buyers at a mutually agreed upon price.
That’s a right which has been denied to PCS shareholders. In fact, they weren’t even able to negotiate with the potential buyer!
But it isn’t just investor-types who are hurt by the blocked sale. If you have a pension fund, chances are you have shares in Potash Corp, shares which will be less valuable now that the fund cannot sell them to international buyers.
And just consider the message our government just sent out to the world: Canada does not want foreign investment.
The ramifications of this message could be devastating to our economy. Who in their right mind would want to invest in Canada now?
Why go to the trouble of investing your money in a country where your proposal could be blocked for a murky “net benefit” calculation.
Less international investment in Canada means fewer jobs for Canadians.
In short, Prime Minister Harper’s decision hurts us all.