December 29, 2012

Harper's Conservatives Now 'Normal'

Jonathan Malloy, Ottawa Citizen

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It’s always clichéd to say “when historians look back at the year xxxx,” but when they do, 2012 might be seen as the year Stephen Harper’s Conservatives finally began acting more like a typical Canadian government. The Conservative regime appears increasingly mature and more entrenched than ever, while the NDP and Liberals compete for second place.

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