Stephen Harper Lying to the People of Canada?

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I’m listening to Peter Mansbridge interview Stephen Harper and I’m appalled by the string of lies and contempt that this man continues to show for the people of Canada.

In particular, Mansbridge asked him about the efforts that Harper made in 2004 to work with the Bloc to form a coalition to oppose the Liberals.  Harper denied that they did anything of the sort.

Here’s a re-print of a letter that Harper sent to the Governor General in 2004:

September 9, 2004

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson,
C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General
Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1

Excellency,

As leaders of the opposition parties, we are well aware that, given the
Liberal minority government, you could be asked by the Prime Minister
to dissolve the 38th Parliament at any time should the House of Commons
fail to support some part of the government’s program.

We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together
constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation. We
believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this should give
you cause, as constitutional practice has determined, to consult the
opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising
your constitutional authority.

Your attention to this matter is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

Gilles Duceppe, M.P.
Leader of the Bloc Quebecois

Jack Layton, M.P.
Leader of the New Democratic Party

What’s the truth?  Can anyone please help me verify why Stephen Harper would contemplate such a misleading statement?

Have I missed something?

5 comments on “Stephen Harper Lying to the People of Canada?

  1. For anyone who missed the Mansbridge interview with Stephen Harper, it will be rebroadcast on the National (CBC) this evening.

    p.s. the title of your post (in my opinion) should have the word again in it 🙂

  2. I'll bite – where's the media calling him on it? Its not journalism anymore, its stenography. Mansbridge might as well trade the microphone for a dictaphone.

  3. And then Mansbridge laid a photocopy of his letter to the GG on the table and asked him to explain it, right?

    Right?

    Because Mansbridge is such a journalist?

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