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Duly Quoted: Stephen Harper

“This budget, the next phase in Canada’s economic action plan, is intended to ensure that the economic recovery continues in this country…The opposition parties still have an opportunity to put Canadians’ interests first… I am disappointed that they did not take the time to read the budget before rushing to their conclusions. Our budget is not a political game.”
—Speaking to the media a few minutes ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper defended the federal government’s budget, released yesterday, and encouraged opposition parties to back down from their promise to vote against it.

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  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    If it isn't a political game, why the 11th hour appeal to the NDP?

    The majority of Canadians, the majority of voters, did not vote for you, Stephen Harper. It is therefore in the interest of most Canadians for you not to be prime minister any more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733255383 Edmund O'Connor

    If this budget isn't a political game, it'll be the first one in Canadian history not to be.

    In other news, I have some swampland in Florida to sell to you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733255383 Edmund O'Connor

    If this budget isn't a political game, it'll be the first one in Canadian history not to be.

    In other news, I have some swampland in Florida to sell to you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733255383 Edmund O'Connor

    If this budget isn't a political game, it'll be the first one in Canadian history not to be.

    In other news, I have some swampland in Florida to sell to you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733255383 Edmund O'Connor

    If this budget isn't a political game, it'll be the first one in Canadian history not to be.

    In other news, I have some swampland in Florida to sell to you.

  • Toronto_Dave

    When is it NOT a political game for this government? These guys live and die for the “game” of politics.

    All parties have spent the last few months prepping for a spring election, but none more fervently than the Harper Tories. And since Canadians, as we're repeatedly told, don't like elections, we have to instead be bombarded with talking points about how the Opposition parties apparently brought this on while our poor government was just trying to do right by us. Such BS.

  • Anonymous416

    Funny how the Conservatives had attack ads prepared to run on the first day of 'budget consideration'. They sure don't want an election, no sir…. (because an election has spending limits, and you can't use federal money)

  • Toronto_Dave

    Exactly. The Tories would rather be in permanent campaign mode – as they have been for 5 years – than suffer the constraints of an election campaign.

  • Toronto_Dave

    Exactly. The Tories would rather be in permanent campaign mode – as they have been for 5 years – than suffer the constraints of an actual election campaign.