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The new normal
Ottawa Citizen [Canada], by Jonathan Malloy

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Posted By:PageTurner, 12/29/2012 12:39:46 PM

It’s always clichéd to say “when historians look back at the year xxxx,” but when they do, 2012 might be seen as the year Stephen Harper’s Conservatives finally began acting more like a typical Canadian government. The Conservative regime appears increasingly mature and more entrenched than ever, while the NDP and Liberals compete for second place. It has never been easy to explain the Harper government, but after years of lurching brinkmanship and some very erratic actions, it’s striking to realize in 2012 how much it is beginning to resemble past governments. Its key issues and policies

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Something to long for. Canada´s conservatives are now the new normal over there. Can you imagine having the left on the run like that here?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mabeldog, 12/29/2012 1:02:59 PM     (No. 9088791)

Stephen Harper is a leader not a celebrity. Fiscally responsible, socially neutral, he learned from the mistakes of his 2 minority governments and his Conservative party will be Canada´s ruling party for the next century. The federal liberals who have controlled Canada since confederation are toast. Justin Trudeau???? Really! And the NDP is irrelevant now that Jack Layton is dead. We could learn a lot from our neighbour to the North

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snowcloud, 12/29/2012 1:30:49 PM     (No. 9088840)

I want to move to Canada because of Harper. He´s been a great, outspoken friend of Israel as well.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 12/29/2012 2:46:04 PM     (No. 9088909)

Thank your lucky stars Canada....You do not have the Communist job killer, currency destroyer, housing values redistributor, know it all Obama sucking the life out of your nation too...

We have a fraud playing at being president...with all the liberal variables at play your Leo Gerard brought to the USA ...for the utter destruction of a Christian Prosperous Cohesive Capitalist nation ...marketed through promises of more more more to the low information gimmee gimmee voters that SUPPOSEDLY elected him...and who will be the most outraged as their stations and wealth continue to sink and riches never materialize ...As the workers are tired up and handcuffed ...

The Captain of our Titanic is seeking every iceberg he can find or manufacture ...with the help of the many faces of evil of his cohorts....

Only by God´s grace will the USA survive.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: richwill, 12/29/2012 2:58:58 PM     (No. 9088924)

it is not difficult to understand the barbs about Harper and the conservatives. It is written by a college professor, who, by his writing style is a liveral. Canada cannot use another Trudeau. The last one almost demolished the country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Butch, 12/29/2012 8:00:51 PM     (No. 9089224)

Canada has a balanced budget. That was Prime Minister Brian Mulroney´s gift to the Canadian people - and it´s a gift that keeps on giving. Stephen Harper is a fine prime minister too.

I wish Americans had seen fit to put a good and decent man in charge of this nation. Instead we get a world-class fraudster. Sometimes I just want to cry...

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