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Mulroney appears unsure about Harper

Former Conservative PM also dismisses coalition speculation “nonsense”


 

In an interview with TVOntario’s Steve Paikin, former prime minister Brian Mulroney expressed some unease with Stephen Harper. When asked whether he was voting for Harper, Mulroney said, pausing halfway through, “At this point, I’ll vote for the Conservative candidate in my constituency.” While he called Harper “a competent Prime Minister,” Mulroney gave the other party leaders more overt praise. He called Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff “an intelligent man, hard-working guy,” NDP Leader Jack Layton “an outstanding leader of his party,” and even mentioned that Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe is “respected in Quebec.” He also suggested that Ignatieff could win despite polls indicating that’s unlikely. “You never can tell what happens in political life,” he said. “I’ll tell you this, in 1984, when the campaign started I was 14 points behind. We ended up in a rather different fashion.” Mulroney may still be smarting from the aftermath of his business dealings with German lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber, notes the Toronto Star. Schreiber is now in prison, serving an eight-year sentence for tax evasion.

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Mulroney appears unsure about Harper

  1. Heh, heh.

  2. Heh, heh.

  3. The subtitle should be either "Former conservative PM…" or "Former Progressive Conservative PM…" The first if you intend to indicate his conservative leanings or the second if you wish to identify his party affiliation. Is he even a member of the CPC? Wasn't there some sort of fuss over that a few years ago? There still is a PC of C party.
    http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/04/21/the-feud/

  4. The subtitle should be either "Former conservative PM…" or "Former Progressive Conservative PM…" The first if you intend to indicate his conservative leanings or the second if you wish to identify his party affiliation. Is he even a member of the CPC? Wasn't there some sort of fuss over that a few years ago? There still is a PC of C party.
    http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/04/21/the-feud/

  5. "Mulroney may still be smarting from the aftermath of his business dealings with German lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber…"

    Ya think?

  6. "Mulroney may still be smarting from the aftermath of his business dealings with German lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber…"

    Ya think?

    • No kidding!

    • yet he expresses the concern many urbane but conservatives feel about Harper and untrustworthy actions.

  7. No kidding!

  8. I knew Brian Mulroney couldn't be all bad.

  9. I knew Brian Mulroney couldn't be all bad.

  10. You know you are a snake when…Mulrony doesn't trust you. nuff said!

  11. You know you are a snake when…Mulrony doesn't trust you. nuff said!

    • He leans more Liberal, anyway.

      • He is a progressive. The only progressive left is McKay and he's been silenced.

  12. He leans more Liberal, anyway.

  13. Why on earth would anyone in Canada care about what Brian Mulroney thinks? He was lucky to avoid jail. He ahs doubts about Harper? The whole damn country has no doubt about Mulroney's position as the worst and most dishonest prime minister in the history of this country.

    Go away, Mulroney. You had your chance to lead this country and you used it to line your own pockets. Your opinions have no value any more.

  14. Why on earth would anyone in Canada care about what Brian Mulroney thinks? He was lucky to avoid jail. He ahs doubts about Harper? The whole damn country has no doubt about Mulroney's position as the worst and most dishonest prime minister in the history of this country.

    Go away, Mulroney. You had your chance to lead this country and you used it to line your own pockets. Your opinions have no value any more.

    • Mulroney has lost that position and Harper now occupies it.

  15. One of the best PMs Canada ever had….pity there isn't a federal PC party anymore, because Harper certainly isn't a conservative.

  16. Brian Mulroney's reign destroyed his own party, broke the bank (in real dollars his deficits were bigger), and nearly destroyed the nation with needless failed attempts at constitutional tinkering. I think what he is saying is that Harper is a lightweight in comparison.

  17. One of the best PMs Canada ever had….pity there isn't a federal PC party anymore, because Harper certainly isn't a conservative.

  18. Brian Mulroney's reign destroyed his own party, broke the bank (in real dollars his deficits were bigger), and nearly destroyed the nation with needless failed attempts at constitutional tinkering. I think what he is saying is that Harper is a lightweight in comparison.

    • The scary thing is that if Harper really tries he can probably get into the running. Let's not give him the chance.

  19. There is no love lost between Harper and Mulroney. I was actually wondering when he would come out and sling some mud.

  20. There is no love lost between Harper and Mulroney. I was actually wondering when he would come out and sling some mud.

    • Harper destroyed Rights and Democracy which was Mulroney's initiative and abandoned much of the humanitarian aid to Africa for which he had a soft spot. Mulroney also promoted the boycott against South Africa's Apartheid State while Harper was a founding member of The Northern Foundation in 1989 which has been reported to have been pro-South Africa.

  21. He is a progressive. The only progressive left is McKay and he's been silenced.

  22. Harper destroyed Rights and Democracy which was Mulroney's initiative and abandoned much of the humanitarian aid to Africa for which he had a soft spot. Mulroney also promoted the boycott against South Africa's Apartheid State while Harper was a founding member of The Northern Foundation in 1989 which has been reported to have been pro-South Africa.

  23. Makes me want to vote for Harper more than ever. Anytime the hugest liar in Canuckistani history says something I run in the opposite direction, in this case into the camp of Harper. Shows you how truly stupid people are if they are prepared to believe one word this man says. Too bad young people aren't aware what a scumbag Mulroney is.

  24. Makes me want to vote for Harper more than ever. Anytime the hugest liar in Canuckistani history says something I run in the opposite direction, in this case into the camp of Harper. Shows you how truly stupid people are if they are prepared to believe one word this man says. Too bad young people aren't aware what a scumbag Mulroney is.

  25. As versus that paragon of virtue. Deceiven' Stephen

  26. yet he expresses the concern many urbane but conservatives feel about Harper and untrustworthy actions.

  27. Thanks Brian.

    YOU (Canadians) be the Judge on ELECTION DAY:

    I think we have a POISON in OUR Parliament, Mr Harper.

    Right now he runs around claiming there is a SECRET COALITION implying that the Liberals and NDP are NOT only EVIL but are TRAITORS too and will of course SELL OUT Canada to the EVIL SEPARATIST BLOC.

    Its a lot to believe, fellow Canadians … TRAITORS … but it seems to work.

    Its not untested ground … Mr Harper's whole BLOC Coalition LIE is like the TALIBAN LIE.

    Its like Mr Harper's POISON he spews whenever the Opposition ask legitimate and important questions on the Afghan mission (the Opposition's JOB) in the our House of Commons (Parliament) ? Yea, them Opposition you know (he claims) … are in cahoots with the TALIBAN and the TERRORIST against our MILITARY.

    Calling fellow Canadians TRAITORS … MPs … right in OUR House of Commons.

    Do you think Mr Harper believes what HE SAYS ?

    WHY does HE do it then ?

    IT does NOT help OUR country CANADA.

    He should of been FIRED the 1st time he ever did it.

    Its starts at the TOP … and runs down.

    Its the POLITICS OF FEAR AND CRIME … at work.

    NOT the Canada I know (or want to know).

    Come on Canadians, is this type of behaviour by a PM OK with YOU, PHONY coalitions and calling FELLOW Canadians TRAITORS ?

    TIME to EXIT the Harper FISH BOWL.

    Yea.

  28. Mulroney has lost that position and Harper now occupies it.

  29. The scary thing is that if Harper really tries he can probably get into the running. Let's not give him the chance.

  30. Speaking of issues…

  31. Speaking of issues…

  32. Dictatorship with minority!

    Majority?! LOL! can you imagine the Harper regime with a majority government?! SCARY!.

  33. A lot less scary than having the 3 Amigos ( which includes the traitor from Quebec ) in charge!

  34. A lot less scary than having the 3 Amigos ( which includes the traitor from Quebec ) in charge!