Cornwall ON – Is Stephen Harper a spent force? Yes, he’s Prime Minister of a minority government; but it’s been a maligned government which has done far too much to sow disunity in our country. So much disunity that the thought of coalitions start to make more and more sense.
Mr. Harper is going to get one more kick at the can to get his majority government, but the question is, is it too late?
Every time it seems within reach a new fake lake is built, and his government spends like wild jackals. His own team muzzled, which causes huge repercussions for its MPs such as Guy Lauzon in SD&SG.
People that run for office generally are bright. They have ideas. They’re committed to making things better. Yes there are Whips (and chains too if you look hard) in politics, but in my 46 years I can’t think of any Canadian government on such a short leash.
Mr. Harper may have rode into town on Adscam, but his Billion Dollar Boondoggle, Calls for tough on crime bills that could bankrupt the country while letting his people off the hook (see Rahim Jaffer) and throwing ministers under the bus (see Helena Guergis’ skid marks) choking of the media, and generally doing his best to destroy the Canadian economy, Medicare, CBC, and what unity we have in Canada are not the things that legacies are made of? At least positive ones.
So who is his heir apparent? The front runner has to be Peter MacKay, but there are others. And the good thing about muzzling his MPs is that he gets most of the blame when things go bad, and of course way too much of the credit for the small victories when they rarely occur.
To think that in the face of dithering Liberal opposition and a conservatively creeping NDP Mr. Harper hasn’t really been able to jump ahead of the pack does not bode for his long term political future.
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