When Mr. Takhar was sworn into cabinet in October, 2003, he was required to put his assets into a blind trust to be administered by an “arm’s length” trustee. The legislation is designed to ensure that ministers keep their private interests separate from their public duties.
Mr. Takhar has said he went to the office to discuss the university education plans for one of his daughters. He said he met with his wife, Balwinder, who is president of Chalmers, and with the company’s chief financial officer, who also happens to be the trustee for his blind trust.
I don’t know how you can claim to have an arm’s length relationship with a company when you’re married to the president of said company. Just another thing I don’t understand about politics.
“How was work today, hon?” “You know I can’t tell you.”