Has Canada moved left during the Harper decade?

- March 20th, 2012

In my column across our chain today, I suggest that the answer to that question may be yes!

Harper has convinced fewer than a million Canadians to move right in the last decade, while Jack Layton convinced a whopping 3.4 million Canadians to move left to vote NDP in same period.

Moreover, a New Democrat looks a good bet to win the premiership in B.C. next year.

A New Democrat is premier in Manitoba and Nova Scotia. New Democrats are the official opposition in Saskatchewan and hold the balance of power in Ontario

Please, if you would, read the rest of my argument at the Ottawa Sun’s site...

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4 comments

  1. D.Heathfield says:

    Its no wonder if Canadians seem to be moving towards the left when Harper continually proves he does not care for the well being of the average citizen and refuses to listen to the voice of the masses.

    Between Fake Lakes, Robocall Scandals, Taking away our privacy and building more jails when crime is at an all time low. Who would want to put their faith in an idiot who abuses his power.

  2. Peter says:

    Those on the right have primarily stayed on the right. Those that were center red may have moved to leftist orange in droves during the last election. It would be foolish to paint that as a conservative failure.

  3. Blackjack13 says:

    Don’t forget proroguing parliament twice, and legislating workers back to work and screwing them at the bargaining table with a gov’t imposed settlement. The list will go on. And those jails will be full. Stevie won’t want to pay the political price to appear a fool on this matter. So look for mandatory jail sentences for minor pot possession by your children and all the other paranoid fears that the PCs seem to possess in abundance. You build jails that no one wants when you’re obsessed with punishment I believe.

  4. This Conservative Government of Harper and his gang finally have the Majority they craved and from that Canada has become a “Right Wing” dictatorship with “Emperor Harper at the Helm”
    A few years ago (Pre- Conservatives) while on a company junket in Europe it was wonderful to see faces light up when people learned we were Canadians and NOT Americans….BUT…. NOW Harper and his gang have certainly changed that respect for Canada for we are now looked upon as nothing more than a puppet to the Hawks in the U.S. Pentagon.
    If Obama is defeated in the next in the next election and the Republicans (Conservatives) prevail we will see body bags arriving back in Canada from a war with Iran, a country Canada has no reason to be Warring with…
    Weeds be Gone….Harper and his gang of….BE GONE so that we might once again be thought of as a compassionate and caring society much like Sweden and other caring countries.

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