Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Is Stephen Harper Finally Going to Retire?
Well I suppose we shouldn't be surprised, after the way he reacted to the elbowgate incident in the House of Commons.
When he looked like he was about to run for the safety of his well worn closet.
But now it seems that Stephen Harper is finally going to retire.
Stephen Harper is slowly closing his Ottawa office as he prepares to step down after serving for over 14 years as a member of Parliament. The former prime minister and Conservative party leader is not expected to return when the House does next fall, already handing out new personal contact information to some as he prepares to launch his next career as an advocate for international causes that dominated his foreign policy while in office.
And despite having disgraced Canada beyond recognition in the eyes of the world, is apparently planning to become a travelling ambassador.
Harper already tested the waters for a role in international affairs when he travelled to Las Vegas in April to speak with the Republican Jewish Coalition on a range of issues including how to unite a fractured party and Middle East causes.
“Thanks all for a great weekend in support of Israel,” read a message from his Twitter account after that meeting.
And it isn't too hard to imagine what that might mean...
In addition to joining several corporate boards to line his pockets, and continue his long career as a spokesman for Big Oil...
And as Don Martin says it's about time.
If he takes my advice, it’ll be a first for Stephen Harper. But someone has to say it - it’s time for him to go. Tomorrow offers the perfect stage for Canada’s 22nd prime minister to exit political life in front of the one crowd wishing he would stage a comeback.
He has hung on for way too long. And watching the man he said was "just not ready" demolish his legacy must be excruciating.
Sneaking in the back Centre Block entrance, struggling to avoid media contact and entering a sleepy hollow office where the only work being done is to reject interview requests, is beneath him.
He has suffered enough.
And while I disagree with the last line, for he could never suffer enough for what he did to this country.
It is time for him to go.
His legacy is a foul one...
And he will not be missed...
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