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Stephen Harper Quotes

Stephen Harper
I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened in the decades following Confederation, there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome.
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Stephen Harper
All too often we hear stories of veterans who are ignored or disrespected by government. What a shameful way to treat men and women who risked their lives to defend Canada. This shame will end with the election of a new government.
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#Government

Stephen Harper
Let the Liberals complain about facing the people. We're interested in facing the future as a party and a country.
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#Country

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Each and every day I will assure you of one thing -- I will dedicate myself to making Canada more united, stronger, more prosperous and a safer country.
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#Canada

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Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy.
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#Canadian Politician

Stephen Harper
I would prefer to do it sooner rather than later but not immediately.
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#Immediately

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It's all part of the pattern. This is a story of scandal and corruption, investigations, refusals to take responsibility. If this government continues in office, this will continue.
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#Corruption

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We were committed at the time of the convention, and through the last debate, to put a free vote to the next Parliament on this issue, ... It will be a genuinely free vote when I am prime minister. I will not whip the cabinet; cabinet can vote as they want.
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#Debate

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This has been an historic evening in this Parliament and this country. This is not just the end of a tired, directionless, scandal-plagued government. It's the start of a bright new future for this country.
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#Country

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Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it.
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If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people.
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Stephen Harper
If Ottawa giveth, then Ottawa can taketh away.
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Stephen Harper
Make no mistake. Canada is not a bilingual country. In fact it is less bilingual today than it has ever been.
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#Canadian Politician

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The government will join, notwithstanding its failure to prepare, its neglect in co-operating with its allies, or its inability to contribute. In the end it will join out of the necessity created by a pattern of uncertainty and indecision. It will not join as a leader but unnoticed at the back of the parade.
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#Failure

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In my judgment Canada will eventually join with the allied coalition if war o-n Iraq comes to pass.
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#Canada

Stephen Harper
Buying pollution credits is folly; it doesn't help the environment. Instead of using tax dollars to buy credits overseas, we'll use them at home.
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#Environment

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That's my personal view I would say most in my caucus agree with that but there are some who don't and I've always said that on these kinds of moral issues, people have the right to their own opinions.
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#Canadian Politician

Stephen Harper
[Following a raucous session of Parliament in Ottawa, Stephen Harper, the leader of the opposition Conservative Party, demanded the resignation.] We have in office a corrupt party which now is ignoring the democratically expressed will of the House of Commons, ... This government does not have the moral authority and the constitutional authority to govern.
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#Conservative

Stephen Harper
We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies. Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally. We are playing again with national and global security matters.
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#Canadian Politician

Stephen Harper
We'll support the government on issues if it's essential to the country but our primary responsibility is not to prop up the government, our responsibility is to provide an opposition and an alternative government for Parliament and for Canadians.
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#Canadian Politician #Country

Stephen Harper
It's never enough to show the country what we are against. We will offer them a positive vision for the future of this country,
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#Country

Stephen Harper
Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took.
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#Canadian Politician #Allies

Stephen Harper
I've always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage.
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#Canadian Politician

Stephen Harper
As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed. It has led to no fairness, produced no unity, and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions.
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#Canadian Politician

Stephen Harper
This party will not take its position based o-n public opinion polls. We will not take a stand based o-n focus groups. We will not take a stand based o-n phone-in shows or householder surveys or any other vagaries of pubic opinion.
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#Canadian Politician

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The West has wanted in. The West is in now. Canada will work for all of us.
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#Canada

Stephen Harper
Our team is talented and diversified and reflects Canada and we will work hard for all Canadians. The Cabinet that I have put together is smaller, but it will be more focused and more effective.
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#Canada

Stephen Harper
Strong Canada-U.S. relations are a priority for my government.
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#Canada