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Opposition lashes out at Harper’s ‘arrogance’

NDP and Liberal MPs say Tories’ post-election hubris will lead to downfall

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Opposition MPs are warning Prime Minister Stephen Harper that his post-election confidence will eventually harm him. The comments from both Liberal and NDP MPs come after Harper spent the weekend at the Calgary Stampede, where he boasted in a speech that his Conservative Party had become “Canada’s party.” He also claimed the Liberal Party’s era of electoral dominance was over and that the NDPs success in Quebec would be temporary. Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae said in a statement that Harper’s “triumphal arrogance” reveals his divisive and polarizing style of politics. NDP MP Joe Comartin, meanwhile, told The Globe and Mail that Harper’s attitude is of the same sort that led to the downfall of the Liberals.

The Globe and Mail

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