Almost two years after Scheer’s leadership victory, you would expect the Trudeau team to perhaps take their real target a bit more seriously. Just think about it, Trudeau is still attacking his predecessor, despite himself nearing the end of his term.
To our delight or dismay, we’ve been seeing and hearing about former Prime Minister Stephen Harper an awful lot lately. He has been making the rounds to promote his timely book on the rising tide of populism in our midst.
During his near decade in power, Harper’s office had an acrimonious relationship with the national media. He distrusted reporters’ motives and his office tightly controlled access to his ministers, foreign diplomats and senior public servants.
Harper’s book argues that the forces that propelled Trump to power can’t be ignored by political leaders, and that conservatives need to find practical ways to bridge the disconnect and distrust separating working people and those who govern them.
Harper recently sat down with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business, where he demonstrated an example of a real mind at work – a significant contrast to Justin Trudeau.
That ‘evil’ Harper. How dare he make Bernier put out those ‘hateful’ tweets, which criticize that which Trudeau is against, identitarian-induced cleavages.
Former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper will be doorknocking for the upcoming Alberta election in the Calgary constituency held by a bitter foe of United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is shooting down an allegation from his predecessor that he is resisting making a NAFTA deal with the United States in order to reap the political reward of standing up to Donald Trump.
This move comes amid heightened tensions in the Canada-U.S. relationship with the prospect of a full-blown trade war on the horizon, including new tariffs on autos. U.S. President Donald Trump and his officials have also engaged in personal attacks on Trudeau via televised appearances and social media.
During a recent event in New York City, Justin Trudeau was asked about criticism he is getting from the Opposition (and millions of Canadians) over the escalating illegal border crossing crisis.
For just a moment, it seemed he would refuse to blame the Conservatives, as he started saying that he doesn’t engage in partisan politics outside the country.
But that only lasted a few seconds.
He then proceeded to blame the crisis on – you guessed it – the previous Conservative government, saying they didn’t “invest” enough.
Trudeau says Conservatives didn’t “deliver a single kilometre of new pipeline to market.” That is a total lie.
I think that Stephen Harper should retire completely from political life. No one likes an Obama, after all. It’s clear that most Canadians would rather their country completely collapse in every respect than vote for sane (if flawed) leadership.
Having said that, his presence is a nice change of pace from Butt’s mouthpiece to a man who can form sentences without the aid of cue cards:
Suddenly, Stephen Harper is turning up everywhere.
In the past couple of weeks, he’s made headlines for writing a book, telling an American audience in February he could still “easily” lead the Conservative Party and for adding his name to a full-page ad in the New York Times praising President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran.
On Monday he was in Montreal to mark Israel’s 70th birthday and Tuesday he tweeted he was pleased to be back in “la Belle Province”, adding it was great to see one-time colleagues including former Conservative MPs Denis Lebel and Christian Paradis and Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos.
Harper’s re-emergence bodes well for the Liberals’ strategy to brand the Opposition as “Harper Conservatives.”
For their part, the Conservatives seem to be saying: Bring it on.
The ad, titled “Mr. President, you are right about Iran” in bold letters, is signed by Harper, former Australian prime minister John Howard, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Northern Ireland first minister David William Trimble, and other former politicians and writers, including John Baird, former Canadian foreign affairs minister.
Over the last three months, Canada’s resident boxing Prime Minister has gone from the national champion, with a 100 – 0 win streak, to a panting and aged man fighting the ghost of his former ringmate.
Speaking in the webinar, Abdullah Hakim Quick, a member of the Canadian Council of Imams, acknowledged the existence of racism in the Muslim community towards black people and of an inferiority complex. He went on to say that as a response to almost 10 years of racism, Canadian Muslims voted en masse in the last federal elections (2015) to bring down Stephen Harper’s Conservative government.