Dion Doesn't Understand Harper's Hatred Of 'Canada'
A story carried by Canadian Press, written by Nelson Wyatt, has the title, 'Harper doesn't understand Canadian economy, Dion tells Quebec fundraiser.'
The story states: "MONTREAL (CP) - Liberal Leader Stephane Dion says Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn't understand the Canadian economy and has opened the door to foreign takeovers of Canadian companies. "Canada needs a prime minister and a government who understands the world economy, who sees just how difficult and merciless it is," Dion told a Liberal fundraiser Monday evening. "Mr. Harper has made our taxation less competitive. He has given the green light for foreign acquisitions in Canada and the red light to Canadian acquisitions abroad."
Dion is grossly underestimating Stephen Harper's motivation and actions.
Let's face it. Stephen Harper hates Canada the way it is right now. Here is what our Prime Minister is on record as saying ...
"Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it. Canadians make no connection between the fact that they are a Northern European welfare state and the fact that we have very low economic growth, a standard of living substantially lower than yours, a massive brain drain of young professionals to your country, and double the unemployment rate of the United States."
- Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.
"Canada appears content to become a second-tier socialistic country, boasting ever more loudly about its economy and social services to mask its second-rate status," ...
- Stephen Harper in his article "It is time to seek a new relationship with Canada," December 12th, 2000.
Harper's hard right wing politics came throught loud and clear when he headed up the National Citizens Coalition and later when he sat as a Reform Party Member of Parliament. He sees Canada as a failed leftwing experiment, and he LOVES Bush's Republican America. He is attempting to remake Canada into some sort of right wing North American partner with the U.S.
Dion is misinterpreting Harper's actions on the econmy. Harper's goal is to force as much integration with the United States as Canadians can tolerate.
Buckdog - January, 2007 -
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