The Liberals have released what is apparently the definitive collection of Stephen Harper’s public statements—compiled apparently by Mr. Harper’s own side several years ago. It can be downloaded in full here. Laura Payton samples the selection.
“Most MPs are bit players in today’s parliamentary system, with the average backbencher merely acting as an ombudsman for constituents on non-partisan issues and as a local sales representative for his/her political party on the big issues. That’s why we believe that before MPs demand more money, they should reform the system and give themselves a role that’s deserving of more money.” (Sept. 1, 1998)