Thursday, July 5, 2007

King Stephen mingles with the commoners in Nova Scotia


And to announce what? A $3.1 billion upgrade of the Halifax-class frigates that persistently list on the port side. Sure, the job has to be done. I am a progressive who also supports a strong military.

But after so cynically dismissing the people of the Atlantic as expendible both by words and deeds this can been nothing less than crass opportunism. Sure, any party leader would do the same but Harper didn't even have the decency to give the Nova Scotia premier 24 hours notice that he was coming.

Stephen Harper may be the Prime Minister of all Canadians -- but by his not walking the talk he's effectively the King from Alberta, by Alberta and for Alberta.

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