Well I think we can safely say that Stephen Harper didn't have a very good weekend.
First his plans for the total destruction of Justin Trudeau at the Liberal convention failed miserably...
Greg Perry/Toronto Star
When Justin managed to get away unscathed. Beep Beep.
And his designated agent of personal destruction Pierre Poilievre was left looking like an IDIOT.
Pic of me being mobbed by adoring fans at the liberal convention!!! #LPC14 pic.twitter.com/qkmLFetxTn
— Pierre Poilievre (@PierrePoilievre) February 20, 2014
And if that wasn't bad enough, a report by his own government left him looking like a FRAUD.
Or NOT a real economist.
Canada’s middle-class is mortgaging its future to stay afloat, making the Canadian dream “a myth more than a reality.”
That’s the blunt assessment of an internal Conservative government report, an unvarnished account of the plight of middle-income families that’s in contrast to the rosier economic picture in this month’s budget.
Because he can jump up and down and claim he knows what he is doing...
But this picture couldn't be more devastating.
The authors say middle-income families have seen their earnings rise by an average of only 1.7 per cent a year over the 15 years ending 2007.
The report also refers to debt, saying “many in the middle spend more than they earn, mortgaging their future to sustain their current consumption.”
“Over the medium term, middle-income Canadians are unlikely to move to higher income brackets, i.e., the ‘Canadian dream’ is a myth more than a reality.”
Because the day Canadians realize that Great
And if all that wasn't enough to completely ruin Stephen Harper's weekend.
Then there was this other internal report that says he needs to do more to fight climate change.
A secret report from a committee of federal deputy ministers stresses the need for the federal government to further combat climate change and manage the risks that threaten Canadian communities, government infrastructure, food security and human health.
A wide range of climate-change impacts are being felt across Canada, the report says, including disappearing Arctic sea ice, thawing permafrost, rising sea levels, and increased risks of severe weather, and “it is likely that these conditions will be exacerbated as the climate continues to change in the future.”
Which of course is the last thing he needs eh?
Not when he's trying to convince the Obama administration that he's serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions...
And so soon after the hapless Con stooge Gerry Ritz was caught on tape making a joke about climate change...
Golly. You know the Ritz cracker is half right. It's like that joke he made during the listeriosis crisis.
Sources who took notes during the call told the Canadian Press that Ritz fretted about the political dangers of the crisis, before quipping: "This is like a death by a thousand cuts. Or should I say cold cuts."
It is like a death by a thousand cuts.
And of course, he's also right about the cold weather having to end some time.
Even though if I was Stephen Harper I'd be pulling the fire alarm already eh?
Because his government is getting dangerously overheated...
Yup. I think it's safe to say as Justin's father once said:
The universe is unfolding as it should.
The Con regime really is coming apart at the seams.
And we really are going to destroy them...
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