Tim Harper at the red star gnashes his teeth and wrings his hands over who can stop the Tories. The fear of not being re elected guarantees a smooth course. Right now the Tories have little to fear from the opposition. The press is trying to stick for the grit friends , but most Canadians are just not taking much notice. Hopefully more of the platform will be passed in this new year and helpfully more even bolder steps will be next.78
Tim Harper: Who can slow Stephen Harper in 2012?
January 8, 2012 00:01:00
NATIONAL AFFAIRS COLUMNIST
Who will emerge to provide tough, credible opposition to Stephen Harper in 2012?
Harper enters the year with a majority in the House of Commons, a majority on the Supreme Court of Canada and an even greater majority in the Senate, with Friday’s appointment of seven more loyal Conservatives pledging fealty to the leader.
While a majority earns the government freedom and certainty, it does not, and should not, give it an unfettered hand to bulldoze all opponents.