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Chris Alexander
| March 16, 2015
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
| February 16, 2015

Imaginary surplus, no problem: Harper dreams aloud

Photo: flickr/Jeremy Schultz
Is promising Canadians a budget surplus without making new tax measures or additional spending cuts really possible? (No.)

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Photo: flickr/Jeremy Schultz
| January 27, 2015
Rob Anders with Stephen Harper
| January 24, 2015
1956 Ford Thunderbird
| January 21, 2015
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| January 14, 2015
Helle Thorning-Schmidt
| December 25, 2014

Harper is election ready. Are his opponents?

Photo: Jason Ransom/pmwebphotos/flickr

With 10 months to go before the expected October 19, 2015 election, the Harper Conservatives are running full out for re-election. Their strategy is simple. First, satisfy the party base, the some 25 per cent of eligible voters who will turn up on election day and vote Conservative. Second, suppress the Liberal vote.

The current incentive for Conservatives to vote Conservative is the so-called "Family Tax Cut." The Conservative tax relief policy will be compared to the "NDP-Liberal coalition" which wants "to increase taxes and wreck business."


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