Harper confirms he will be leading the Tories in the next election

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terrytowel
Harper confirms he will be leading the Tories in the next election

He just finished up a speech and said he isn't going anywhere. That he is sticking around for 2015.

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election rigging process must good to go

Lens Solution

He may still change his mind.  A leader never announces he is going until the last possible minute, otherwise he loses his power and becomes a lame duck.  So Harper may say that now, but he may change his mind later if things get worse.

Unionist

This is a non-story.

David Young

Unless the poll results are like the kind that Mulroney had in 1992, Harper won't quit...his ego won't let him leave as long as he feels his ultimate task of destroying the Liberal Party of Canada is complete.

 

socialdemocrati...

I'd take this as seriously as a politician saying they're not sure about running, before they do.

Lock the thread. Can easily go in the existing thread about the Conservatives.

nakedApe42 nakedApe42's picture

Given the Harper Conservatives are in constant war (campaign) mode, they consider the last two years before an election the homestretch…   

janfromthebruce

funny Harper prorogates parliament and nary a word or outcry that he is abusing his position of power - one would think the Liberals would be up in arms about this but we hear crickets.

Malcontent

janfromthebruce wrote:

funny Harper prorogates parliament and nary a word or outcry that he is abusing his position of power - one would think the Liberals would be up in arms about this but we hear crickets.

 

Liberals and conservatives are basically the same these days, it is so hard to tell them apart.

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Malcontent wrote:

janfromthebruce wrote:

funny Harper prorogates parliament and nary a word or outcry that he is abusing his position of power - one would think the Liberals would be up in arms about this but we hear crickets.

Liberals and conservatives are basically the same these days, it is so hard to tell them apart.

Actually the Liberals did make a statement on this: Stephen Harper Avoiding Accountability with Decision to Prorogue Parliament

Claiming the Liberals and Conservatives are the same makes for a good attack ad. But it seems like rhetoric to me, especially if one is informed about their positions on various issues.

janfromthebruce

I have not seen that and I have not seen a big outcry by their communications people or big time Libs. There is one press release on their webpage. I avoid their webpage because I don't want to be data mined by these guys.

infracaninophile infracaninophile's picture

 I avoid their webpage because I don't want to be data mined by these guys.

If you use Chrome, you can select from the menu options with a right click to "Open Incognito Window."  That will prevent them tracking you, or counting your visits to their website, etc.  Torch also has this feature (I don't know about IE or Firefox).

 

These also allow you to access news sites like  the Mop and Pail or the Sun or others that allow you X number of free articles. When you access in Incognito mode the counter resets to zero after you close the windows. The next time you log in, you have your 10 or 20 free articles waiting for you again.

If I'm wrong I'm sure a tech guru here will correct me  but this works for me every time. The Star still thinks I have 10 free articles to go. Or is it 20.