His Mouth Runneth Over


“Rob is a true reformer and a true conservative. He has been a faithful supporter of mine and I am grateful for his work.”

Stephen Harper endorsing Calgary West Conservative MP Rob Anders, who in 2001 called Nelson Mandela “a Communist and terrorist.”

“[Y]our country [the USA], and particularly your conservative movement, is a light and an inspiration to people in this country and across the world.”

– Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right- wing American think tank.

“In terms of the unemployed, of which we have over a million-and-a-half, don’t feel particularly bad for many of these people. They don’t feel bad about it themselves, as long as they’re receiving generous social assistance and unemployment insurance.”

– Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

“The establishment came down with a constitutional package which they put to a national referendum. The package included distinct society status for Quebec and some other changes, including some that would just horrify you, putting universal Medicare in our constitution, and feminist rights, and a whole bunch of other things.”

– Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

“You have to remember that west of Winnipeg the ridings the Liberals hold are dominated by people who are either recent Asian immigrants or recent migrants from Eastern Canada; people who live in ghettos and are not integrated into Western Canadian society.”

– Conservative leader Stephen Harper, in Report Newsmagazine, 2001.

“It was probably not an appropriate term, but we support the war effort and believe we should be supporting our troops and our allies and be there with them doing everything necessary to win.”

Stephen Harper supporting the US-lead war on Iraq, Montreal Gazette, April 2nd 2003. Harper also called then-Defence Minister John McCallum an “idiot.”

“For taxpayers, however, it’s a rip-off. And it has nothing to do with gender. Both men and women taxpayers will pay additional money to both men and women in the civil service. That’s why the federal government should scrap its ridiculous pay equity law.”

Stephen Harper on pay equity, NCC Overview, Fall 1998

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7 thoughts on “His Mouth Runneth Over

  1. I guess I should lay off poor old Stephen Harper, that is my second Harper bashing post.

    Next – Stéphane Dion (-:

  2. I’m glad everything I’ve said for the past ten years isn’t subject to such review. It would be humbling.

    Cheers

  3. 49erdweet – Oh the microscope we apply to our politicians Are you going to reconsider my offer to run for the conservatives now . Ha Ha Ha Ha.

  4. Just keeping busy shredding documents and erasing magnetic tapes. And so should we all, apparently. 🙂

    ¡Salud!

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