- Stephen Harper campaigned to legislate fixed election dates as one of his primary mandates during the last election, a move intended to stop prime ministers from calling snap elections whenever the political tide was in their favour. Yet he has now ignored his own legislation and is calling an election one full year early.
- Stephen Harper swore not to touch income trusts during his 2006 election campaign. Yet it only took a few months until that all changed, and billions of dollars of investments were wiped out by new regulations.
- Anybody want to discuss cuts to Arts funding?
- Stephen Harper may not, in fact, eat kittens as we originally suspected, but he sure does want to be George Bush.
Okay, I made that last one up, but for a minority government leader, Stephen Harper sure has broken a lot of campaign promises. Here's someone who is keeping tabs.
Stephen Harper scares the crap out of me, and one of my biggest fears is waking up to a conservative majority government on October 15. I am tempted to urge everybody who is able, entitled and capable to vote Anybody But Conservative, but obviously we need a more concerted approach or we're just going to scatter our votes.
I'm open to suggestions. Who should we support? I will gladly go with the majority opinion in order to topple this government.