‘These are not easy times for leaders’


The Prime Minister talks to Postmedia about the global economy.

In the case of financial-sector reform, as you know, substantial progress has already been made. Obviously, there are some in the financial sector who don’t necessarily like the proposals, and there are some legitimate complaints, and in Canada, we pay attention to what the financial sector says. But that said, one of the things we know is the financial sector can’t just write its own rules. The crash of 2008 made very clear that there must be credible regulatory systems on the financial sector or it can lead us in a position where we don’t want to be. That is being done, that has to be done.


‘These are not easy times for leaders’

  1. Conversley, this must be a real heyday for Stephane Dion.

    • Yes, it’s not easy setting priorities…Steve had a free ride for his first few years, and forgot that.

  2. Can you imagine any modern pol saying anything remotely like President did?

    These are only ‘difficult’ times for leaders because they think they are omnipotent and can solve world’s problems but only end up creating even more snafus. What is happening in world today is largely government created, I wish pols would remember adage ‘when you’re in hole, stop digging’. 

    Calvin Coolidge ~ Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.

  3. “Let me be very clear that I don’t think we’re going to have a second global recession. I think that’s important to say.”  Stephen Harper

    Remember that.

  4. Leaders don’t generally have a problem when they’re leading where people want to go.

  5. We are so fortunate to have Stephen Harper as our Prime Minister.  He is a clear thinker who has a good grasp of what is going on in the economic world.  For Canada, he has a ‘steady hand on the tiller’.

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