And Harpers’ View Of Canadians East Of Alberta

I’D LIKE TO SEE HIM RUN FOR ELECTION USING THIS AS HIS CAMPAIGN CREED

“We don’t need a second Liberal party. Westerners, but especially Albertans, founded the Reform/Alliance to get “in” to Canada. The rest of the country has responded by telling us in no uncertain terms that we do not share their ‘Canadian values.’ Fine. Let us build a society on Alberta values.”

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2 Comments

  1. Ted
    Posted May 14, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I’ll take your one eastern Canada bashing and do you one more:

    “You have to remember that west of Winnipeg the ridings the Liberals hold are dominated by people who are either recent Asian immigrants or recent migrants from Eastern Canada; people who live in ghettos and are not integrated into Western Canadian society.” – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, in Report Newsmagazine, 2001.

    Not to mention all of the Canada bashing from “our” Prime Minister:

    “Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it. Canadians make no connection between the fact that they are a Northern European welfare state and the fact that we have very low economic growth, a standard of living substantially lower than yours, a massive brain drain of young professionals to your country, and double the unemployment rate of the United States.” – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank

    “[Y]our country [the USA], and particularly your conservative movement, is a light and an inspiration to people in this country and across the world.” – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

    “Canada appears content to become a second-tier socialistic country, boasting ever more loudly about its economy and social services to mask its second-rate status, led by a second-world strongman appropriately suited for the task.” – Would-be “second-world strongman” Stephen Harper in his article “It is time to seek a new relationship with Canada,” December 12th, 2000.

    “A culture of defeat…” – Stephen Harper, describing the Atlantic provinces, May 2001.

    “[Ontario is the] Last place to invest” – Jim Flaherty

    “Whether Canada ends up with one national government or two governments or 10 governments, the Canadian people will require less government no matter what the constitutional status or arrangement of any future country may be.” – Stephen Harper in a 1994 National Citizens Coalition speech.

    “Continental economic and security integration” with the U.S. as well as a “continental energy strategy” that should be broadened “to a range of other natural resources.” – Conservative leader Stephen Harper.

    “A weak nation strategy…” – Conservative leader Stephen Harper describes Canada’s historic foreign policy position of multilateralism.

    Plus, as a special bonus, I’ll throw in one proto-separatist:

    “Withdraw from the Canada Pension Plan… Collect our own revenue from personal income tax… Resume provincial responsibility for health-care policy. If Ottawa objects to provincial policy, fight in the courts… [E]ach province should raise its own revenue for health… It is imperative to take the initiative, to build firewalls around Alberta… ” – Stephen Harper in an “Open letter to Ralph Klein,” January 24th 2001.Harper may want to revisit his decision to pull quotations from the past on Ignatieff. If he wants to pull quotations from 1991, he’ll be regretting that decision

  2. Anonymous
    Posted May 14, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Ah. The good old days, when Harper stood for something besides covering his own ass.


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