Harper is also big trouble when it comes down to medicare. He's not actively working against it, that's a way to ensure major issues, but he's certainly not enforcing any major laws. He lets provincial governments ignore what are openly illegal private clinics.
Basically, as a support of the free market he supports two-tier medicare (no thank you sir!). He's not actually saying that's what we should do though, instead he's arguing that the provinces deal with it independently. While this isn't all bad (the Maritimes have started relying too much on federal funding, some inter-regional cooperation would be much better) over all it's a horrible thing.
Someone's already mentioned the Wheat Bored, but yes, Harper shows a distinct...let's call it preference
for Alberta's big corporations. He is
a graduate of the Alberta School of Business, after all.
Basically, while Harper is not who I (or most of my province, who still touts the unofficial ABC policy) would vote for, under any circumstance, he's not completely evil. His focus is mostly on Alberta, frankly, which has a lot of big corporations, and he likes that those businesses like him.
And also, breadloaf is correct, Tories are known for somewhat...sporadic approaches to foreign nations. It's been known to backfire.
@Sledge - in general or in Canada? If general then you've got your authoritarians, fascists etc. I suspect you mean Canada though so...maybe the Canadian Libertarian party...but they're not really in the running...and I don't think they are, really. So probably not.
edited 30th Nov '11 11:49:24 AM by AwayLaughing