Well there he was the other day, telling a big economic conference in Montreal that his government's economic policies were a model for the whole world.
But if you look at the expression on his face as he reads his prepared lines, you really have to wonder whether he still believes what he is saying.
Whether he is still trying to fool us into thinking he's an economist. Or whether he's simply delusional.
For all I can say is some government, some economic policies, some budget bill.
Canadians are just now awakening to the widespread implications of Stephen Harper’s omnibus Bill C-38. It may be too late to mobilize against it.
Some economic model.
A new OECD report seems to support controversial claims by NDP leader Thomas Mulcair that Canada is suffering from an economic condition known as Dutch Disease.The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development warns in a report released Wednesday that the run-up in commodity prices is leading to an uneven economy in Canada.
A model where Alberta gets rich, and Canadian workers in other provinces get welfare, as the Cons torch our manufacturing sector, and sell off Canada to foreign interests.
A model where everything depends on the price of oil. Which makes our country dangerously vulnerable to the effects of another recession. A model for economic disaster.
The Harper Cons could have done something to spread the wealth, save jobs in communities all over the country, and prepare us for a recession. But instead they spent the stimulus money to buy votes or build gazebos. They gambled everything on Big Oil and lost. And now we're all going to pay for it. But so will HE.
For it was a fatal gamble. All Great
And in the meantime every decent Canadian must join together to try to limit the damage to our country. For this is true too.
In the end Harper has his majority, and he will exercise it. He is mindful that a recent one-day protest at MPs’ offices across the country drew only 2,000 people. This isn’t nearly enough to make Harper blink.
He will need to see mainstream Canadians objecting en masse this week to his omnibus bill strategy, and to its impact on their social safety nets and the environment. A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves.
Stephen Harper and his wolves are tearing the guts out of this country. But they are also slowly disemboweling themselves.
They fooled Canadians once.
But they will not fool them again...