Prime Minister Stephen Harper's speeches in the early days of the federal election campaign could give Canadians the shivers. Harper paints a dire picture of war and financial calamity around the world, a teetering Canadian economy, and what he says is the "terrible price to pay" if the three opposition parties banding together to usurp a Conservative minority. Harper opened the second day of his campaign Sunday once again sounding the alarm that his rivals were bent on overthrowing a future Conservative minority.He claims that he is the only one who can present a stable government. But how stable is it, when he shuts down Parliament twice for self interest, and refuses to present the costs of bills he expects our elected officials to approve of?
The only thing that saved us during the last financial crisis was measures put in place by the last Liberal government, after they cleaned up Brian Mulroney's mess. But since then Harper and Flaherty have deregulated our banking industry, making it more difficult to survive another economic crisis. How stable is that?
He operates in total secrecy, where his word, and his word only is law. How stable is that?
I thought it might be fun though, to bring up the last election in Israel. Harper told the British Press that Losers shouldn't get to form coalitions.
Yet in Israel, where Benjamin Netanyahu is now prime minister, their government is made up of a coalition of 'losers'. Are they illegitimate? Dangerous? Unstable?
This feeling that he alone can guide us, is rather narcissistic. He hasn't been doing much of a job so far.