The Hardening of Stephen Harper – Staffing through his terms as Prime Minister of Canada – Cornwall Ontario – July 29, 2010

The Hardening of Stephen Harper – Staffing through his terms as Prime Minister of Canada – Cornwall Ontario – July 29, 2010

Cornwall ON – Sometimes you’re only as good as the person pulling your strings in Politics.   It’s funny, especially in the Western world how much we attribute to a leader.

For example does anyone really think George W Bush actually could spell policy never mind actually conceptualize one and implement it?

I may not like Stephen Harper or his policies, but I will always give him credit for achieving and generally realizing his plans.

When he came to power he couldn’t overwhelm Canadians with the ideology he stood for so he tried going easy on the public for awhile and then he brought in his man.  The person he felt could drive his staff towards his vision or  at least the vision he bought into.

That man is Guy Giorno whom Mr. Harper made his Chief of Staff in 2008.

There’s a great article by Lawrence Martin in today’s Globe and Mail.   It even mentions Keith Beardsley our own View from the Hill columnist.

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n bringing in Mr. Giorno, whose way of relaxing is to slip into a straitjacket, the PM was tightening the bolts even more. The changeover may come to be seen as the turning point in Mr. Harper’s governance, the moment when the die was cast, when the chance of these Conservatives ever becoming a big tent party ended.

With Mr. Giorno came a-house cleaning. Out went the moderates. In came the true believers. Among those who departed were top policy adviser Bruce Carson, a veteran Tory of no fixed ideological address, and Keith Beardsley, who had worked for Joe Clark and Jean Charest. They were older, experienced men, both prepared to challenge Hr. Harper when they thought he was overreaching.

Politics can make for strange bedfellows indeed.   What do you think Canada?  You can post your comments below.

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7 Comments on "The Hardening of Stephen Harper – Staffing through his terms as Prime Minister of Canada – Cornwall Ontario – July 29, 2010"

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smee
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If your team is not all on te same page, house cleaning is the only way to go. Where has anyone ever worked that allows you to shall we say sell Burger King at McDonalds?

We in Canada have had enough special interest and independant issues being dealt with. If we continue down that path as sure as the sun will set tonight so will our country. If I may Jamie, we are going to hell in a hand basket and we are all jumping in willingly.

Dr Mike Popovich
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Another interesting article is that by James Travers posted this am “Census Clamour wakes Sleeping nation” at http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/census/article/841407–travers-census-clamour-wakes-sleeping-nation?bn=1 “After making the wrong decision in the wrong way for the wrong reasons, Conservatives are resorting to the Big Lie in hopes of being mistaken for defenders of the little people.” ~~~~ James travers Wow , Jim Travers nailed it. Who knew better this truth than the poor old trust investor who was the victim of bad policy which turned into the big lie to cover the mess. Before the election , the Conservatives said we were the victims of Liberal injustice… Read more »
smee
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Dr Popovich Are the conservative’s again just victims of their predecessor’s injustices and financial debauchery? The trust funds can still be Canadian but not a sound investment. If you so choose to invest there it is your responsibility They are primarily made up from. Business Trust Which is manufacturing based, I think the loss in that field speaks for it self. We have no more massive manufacturing. Income Trust Which is based on commodities, if they tank it affects the trust fund. Hedge funds have a huge impact on these trusts Utility trusts Though they are relatively stable and in… Read more »
PJ Robertson
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Good post, Dr Mike. With this government PMO, as I’ve said many times, stands for Propaganda Management Office, and Canada is experiencing a Goebbels moment.

PJ Robertson
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As Canadians wake up, Harper had better prepare his bunker.

smee
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Admin the problem is everyone doing their own thing.
Use the row boat scenario. What happens if everyone does their own thing when rowing? Kiss

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