On populism, Harper buys into right wing’s old ruse
By Les WhittingtonOct. 17, 2018
He says he’s more scared of leftist populists than ones like Donald Trump. But Stephen Harper’s not seeing his kind of trickle-down economics is partly what’s breeding populism.
Former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, pictured campaigning during the 2015 election, just released Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—I won’t be buying Stephen Harper’s book.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas
Whereas last year’s budget was largely pitched at women, this year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s final budget is focused on skills training to help older workers and youth adapt to a rapidly changing workforce.