Underlooked Stehepn Harper quotes P6: Miscellaneous

Part 6 of underlooked Stephen Harper quotes. Part one, two, three, four and five here.
Reform-Alliance takeover

He [Stephen Harper] credits Manning for at least calling for a united alternative but notes the option is ‘seriously flawed’ because it is essentially a Reform to take over the Conservative Party.


Harper knows what’s up.

Criminals in the government

“We’ve been skeptical about whether someone convicted of anything while sitting in the House should continue to sit, if anyone in our caucus was convicted of something, they would certainly be asked to resign.”

The ultimate irony.

 Direct Democracy, electoral reform and the Canadian Wheat Board

We should have a system of direct democracy. That system should be put in effect so that the citizens of Canada can express their judgement on how to reform our outdated electoral system so that we end the unrepresentative results that elections produce and end a phenomena such as vote splitting. 


Harper went from pro-direct democracy to anti-direct-democracy. During the Canadian Wheat Board abolition, the Conservative government completely ignored the legally mandated plebiscite – in which most farmers voted to keep the Wheat Board – and went ahead with the abolition anyways.


Ezra [Levant] is an old friend and acquaintance…

22/03/2002 Toronto Star