I believe it was our dear PM who in the last election said the fundamentals of our economy are strong. Correction: they were strong before you mismanaged the elements you control, and now you're destroying peace order and good government.
"Prime Minister Stephen Harper put away his friendly sweater vest and, in an epic mistake that might only be resolved if his Conservative government does an uncharacteristic retreat, pulled on his brass knuckles in an ugly bid to inflict knockout blows on his political rivals."
But where's the win for Harper in this beyond appeasing a loyal Conservative base that may be unimpressed by his oncoming mega deficit?
While the merits of political funding might be worth a debate during calm prosperous times, it has no place on an agenda that should now be devoted to important decisions.
That impressive review is from Stevie H.'s hometown paper.
So much for national interest:
Harper and his Conservative government bared their partisan teeth with a measure that is designed to undermine the opposition parties, particularly the Liberals.
Harper and the Conservatives, it appears, would rather play politics than tackle the tough assignment of saving jobs and whole industries.
That's from Harper's former hometown paper.
And let's not forget how we got here:
Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page told MPs Thursday that Canada's deficit next year could be as high as $13 billion and that Conservative government decisions to cut the GST and raise government spending are to blame, not global economic events.
And that's from the Ottawa paper - you know, that place that Stevie H is putting in a big mess.