Brian Mulroney Nails Harper on Copenhagen – December 22, 2009 EDITORIAL

It looks like the Liberal Party of Canada is not the only party to not have studied and read the Scottish play.

Stephen Harper has been distancing himself and snubbing former PM Brian Mulroney, the Progressive Conservative PM that actually won two majority governments (one of which I actually voted for).


Mr. Mulroney, statesman let loose a Chretienian uppercut and wrote an open letter to the Toronto Star to Mr. Harper.   Betcha that paper gets audited by Revenue Canada for that one!

“Honest broker, middle power, peacekeeper or responsible ally – take your pick, but at least take a stand. Turn your back on the world and the world will pass us by.

That’s what we saw in Copenhagen on Friday when Canada found itself the forgotten nation.

There was Barack Obama charging in to save the day. And there you were, hiding under his skirt, mumbling feebly that you would do exactly what the Americans did on greenhouse gas emissions.”

Listen, your staff is too timid to tell you this, and Jim Prentice is too cowed by Alberta ranchers and the oil patch to speak truth to power, so I will: You’re not doing the right thing on the environment. And you’re not doing anything on the global stage.”

Now that’s smack.  I betcha Jean Chretien is tossing back a toast to old Brian as he sits by the fire.    There are always lessons to learn from the past.   Today Mr. Mulroney has hopefully sent one to you Mr. Harper.

Class dismissed!

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  1. You sure this wasn’t a parody? No other media seems to have picked up on it.

  2. Author

    Well Blab, I did link to the story it’s from.

  3. I’m not blaming you. Something just doesn’t add up—Search for “Mulroney” at GoogleNews, for example, to see that there’s been no blowback—and a couple of the article’s comments call it out for not being authentic. Would have been nice for the Star to have indicated as much.

  4. Author

    I don’t see anywhere that suggests it isn’t authentic other than by a single posted comment. What makes you think that an editor at The Star would print a “hoax”?

    Could it simply be Brian Mulroney speaking his mind?

  5. What makes me think it’s not legit? Did you check Google News like I suggested? I’d like to believe it’s the real deal, but where’s all the media interest?

    After all, a former PM doesn’t blast the current one every day.

  6. Author

    You’re quite right blab, but then how many Prime Ministers have been as divisive and evil as Stephen Harper, and let’s not mention what he’s done to the sweater vest industry…..Quebec will never forgive him for that one.

  7. Admin: “divisive and evil” seem a litle strong for Stephen Harper. As for the sweater industry they shouldn’t complain. After all, sweaters, wool, sheep…….isn’t Quebec where all the sheep are?

  8. Dictator Harper for PM!!!

  9. The links suggests this was an opinion piece by a member of the editorial staff rather than a letter sent to the Star by Mulroney. You see a number of the “if I were that person, here’s what I would say” type of pieces these days. Hard to know just what is really true on the Internet.

  10. Author

    What is it with these posts trying to call this story a hoax? I have a hunch if Brian Mulroney didn’t write it that it’d be splashed all over the media. I have yet to see any denial by our former PM or his spokesperson.

    Maybe some of you Harper Harpies should just grow and set and realize that your Emperor doesn’t like to follow the rules or respect the wishes of the vast majority of Canadians?

    Merry Christmas

  11. Yes, but our Emperor has clothes to wear.

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