I got an unsolicited call yesterday, from Mike Farsnsworth, who invited me to immediately plug in to a live Town Hall event, in which I could ask him questions.
I seemed to have entered near the beginning of the event, and I listened patiently for almost an hour, waiting for my turn to ask a question.
I was asked what my question was by a pre-screener. I said, "Don't you agree that Canada, and BC should once again, utilize the Bank of Canada to invest in infrastructure and social services for the people, instead of borrowing all our money at high interest from private, often international banks?"
She told me I would be on the air in just a moment. About 1 minute later, after the current question, she announced that the Town Hall had been a success, with 5,000 participants (and only 50 minutes?) and to please direct any comments to the voice recorder at the end. I was moved off the call, and on to an answering machine.
Either they ended the event abruptly, or they lied to me, and cut me off. Either way, I can't help but think that it had something to do with the content of my question. Very peculiar in any case.
To learn more about the Bank of Canada policy that can give us interest free credit, please watch Money as Debt.