Nothing condemns Stephen Harper so well as his own words
Read ‘em and weep.
I don’t know all the facts on Iraq, but I think we should work closely with the Americans.
Report Newsmagazine, March 25 2002: On the Iraq war.
Same sex marriage is not a human right. … [U]ndermining the traditional definition of marriage is an assault on multiculturalism and the practices in those communities.
Hansard, February 16, 2005.
We support the war effort and believe we should be supporting our troops and our allies and be there with them doing everything necessary to win
Montreal Gazette, April 2, 2003: On the Iraq war.
Canada appears content to become a second-tier socialistic country, boasting ever more loudly about its economy and social services to mask its second-rate status.
National Post, Dec. 8 2000 p. A18.
Mr. Speaker, I am sure the picture of the hon. member of the NDP [Svend Robinson] is posted in much more wonderful places than just police stations.
Hansard, October 23, 2002.
After all, enforced national bilingualism in this country isn’t mere policy. It has attained the status of a religion. It’s a dogma which one is supposed to accept without question.…Make no mistake. Canada is not a bilingual country. In fact it is less bilingual today than it has ever been…As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed. It has led to no fairness, produced no unity, and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions.
Calgary Sun, May 6, 2001.
In terms of the unemployed, of which we have over a million-and-a-half, I don’t feel particularly bad for many of these people.
Speaking in Montréal, 1997. Sourced from Rebel Youth magazine, Fall-Winter Edition 2006.
These proposals included cries for billions of new money for social assistance in the name of “child poverty” and for more business subsidies in the name of “cultural identity. In both cases I was sought out as a rare public figure to oppose such projects.”
The Bulldog, National Citizens Coalition, February 1997.
“Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society…It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff.”
BC Report Newsmagazine, January 11, 1999.
Speech to the Council for National Policy (1997)
From a speech to the Council for National Policy, a conservative American lobby group, June 1997, as reported by the CBC
[Y]our country, and particularly your conservative movement, is a light and an inspiration to people in this country and across the world.
[S]ome basic facts about Canada that are relevant to my talk… Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it.
In terms of the unemployed… don’t feel particularly bad for many of these people. They don’t feel bad about it themselves, as long as they’re receiving generous social assistance and unemployment insurance.
[T]he NDP is kind of proof that the Devil lives and interferes in the affairs of men.
For historic reasons that I won’t get into, the Liberal party gets the votes of most Catholics in the country, including many practising Catholics.
Last year, when we had the Liberal government putting the protection of sexual orientation in our Human Rights Act, the Reform Party was opposed to that, but made a terrible mess of the debate. In fact, discredited itself on that issue, not just with the conventional liberal media, but even with many social conservatives by the manner in which it mishandled that.
The Reform party is very much a modern manifestation of the Republican movement in Western Canada; the U.S. Republicans started in the western United States.