October 25, 2012

Canada's Crusader for Conservatism

Michael Taube, Standpoint

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When thinking of Canada, I strongly doubt that people consider it a bastion of political conservatism. Yet in this liberal country, prime minister Stephen Harper has carved out an impressive reputation as one of the world's most successful centre-right leaders. Through two minority Tory governments (2006 and 2008), and since May 2011 at the head of a majority government, Harper has balanced strong leadership with a confident domestic and foreign policy agenda. Canada may be a middle power, but our prime minister will accept nothing less than a seat at the top table.

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