Harper urges voters to avoid 'risk' of NDP or Liberals in power
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is warning voters that a victory by the New Democrats or Liberals in this fall’s election would bring European-style economic calamity to this country and open the door to an increased security threat from jihadist terrorists.
In a highly partisan speech delivered Saturday evening to supporters at a Conservative barbecue, Harper predicted voters will opt to return his party to power with another majority.
“I’m confident that this October, Canadians will choose security over risk.”
But with no guarantees in politics, Harper also unveiled some of the key themes he will bring on the road to persuade voters in the weeks leading up to the Oct. 19 election.
In particular, he spent much of his time portraying his party as the only one seeking votes that is truly prepared to protect Canadians from terrorists.