With Stephen Harper, the economy is strong and the country is united
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said Tuesday he will formally ask the television networks staging this week's leaders' debates to extend the segments devoted to the economy from 12 minutes to a full hour.
In a release, Harper said the financial crisis affecting the U.S. "has deepened since the debate format was finalized.
"The economy is, understandably, top of mind for most Canadians," Harper said. "Unfortunately, the current debate format does not devote sufficient time to the economy, the most important issue facing Canada today."
So ... in the space of less than a month, Stephen Harper has taken a "strong" economy and jeopardized it to the point where it requires emergency attention on national television.
Yeah, that sounds about right.
P.S. Perhaps someone would like to ask Stephen about that whole "Security and Prosperity Partnership" and tight financial and economic integration with our neighbour to the south. Haven't heard much of that lately. Awfully quiet out there.