August 14, 2008

Stephen Harper muses about forcing an election

A recent poll shows Conservatives in Canada hold a 43% lead in popularity.

In response Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the leader of a minority government, has begun openly talking about engineering his own defeat and forcing a general election this fall, and is taking aim at the Liberal party's carbon tax policy today.

Earlier yesterday, after a funding announcement in eastern Newfoundland, Harper openly mused about the possibility of engineering the defeat of his own government and triggering an election.

His comments in New Brunswick make it clear that attacking the Liberal carbon tax policy would be a key weapon in the Conservative campaign.

"We are going to make sure that Atlantic Canadians are not tricked into voting for a carbon tax that would damage the [the coal industry in the] region," Harper said.

The Liberals say Harper is misrepresenting their key policy, stressing that the carbon tax will be largely offset by income and business-tax breaks, which the Conservatives keep failing to mention.

The Liberal plan would also offer future tax benefits to the poor, elderly and rural communities.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments containing links will be marked as spam and not approved. We moderate every comment. If you want to advertise on this blog it is $30 per link.

Affordable Website Design & SEO

Looking for a quality professional website designer? Why not go where the smart money is?! Toronto Website Design and Toronto SEO. Get free SEO advice from people who really know the business.

Featured Posts

The Sarcasm Symbol
Ever had some confusion online or with your cellphone when someone fails to catch the sarcasm? Well now with the SarcMark you can ge...
Behold, the Scorpion Hydrogen Supercar
CARS - To the right is the future of supercars... it is a hydrogen supercar called the Scorpion. The Scorpion from Ronn Motors in Texas is t...
Documents show Stephen Harper misusing public funds
CANADA - According to 950+ pages of documents obtained by the Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act the Privy Coun...
Pink's Rosie the Riveter
ENTERTAINMENT - What I like about this video is how it meshes different social movements like feminism, veganism, anti-capitalism...
California's Dustbowl
ENVIRONMENT - The photo on the right is a farm in California that has been put up for sale. Its just one of thousands of farms that are n...
Is Steampunk the New Goth???
GOTHIC - Watch out what you see on the subway late at night because while in 2001 you might have seen some pretty freakish goths, by 20...
Do you have enough Ice Water in your diet?
HEALTH - A Calorie (large C) is a measurement of the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a litre of water (1 kg's worth) ...
North Korean timeline towards Inevitable War
POLITICS - The following is timeline of events that have occurred on the Korean Peninsula. 1945 - Japan surrenders to the United States a...
Judgment Day is Tomorrow, so sayeth Cult
RELIGION - According to a cult based in California, Judgement Day is tomorrow (May 21st 2011) and Jesus Christ will return to the Earth a...
Sex in Space Forbidden
SEX/TECHNOLOGY - Sex in outer space is a big no-no according to NASA. Not for professional astronauts at least, but the growing numb...

Popular Posts