The Prime Minister explains why there cannot be another election until the world is completely free of instability.
When asked whether he was worried the earthquake will hurt this country’s economy, Harper said his first concern was ensuring the Canadian government was ready to provide any help Japan might request. He then added the fallout from the earthquake means now is no time for an election.
“All of these things should remind everybody in Canada and should remind all the parties in Parliament that the global economy remains extremely fragile,” Harper told reporters following an anti-crime announcement. “I don’t want to predict how it’s going to unfold, I think the Japanese will find their way of coping, but the fact of the matter is this should be a wake-up that we can’t afford to take our focus off the economy and get into a bunch of unnecessary political games or an opportunistic and unnecessary election that nobody is asking for.”