In 2006 I wrote a book about Stephen Harper and Paul Martin. Here’s a paragraph from Page 316.
“I asked an associate of Harper’s what he hoped Canada might look like in a few years. The answer reflected Harper’s blend of strategy and policy. ‘Taxes will be down. Ideally André Boisclair will be a defeated leader in the election campaign and the PQ will be in some kind of internal turmoil. That’s an uncertainty at the moment, but that’s the play.’ In this post-Harper Canada, ‘criminals are spending minimum sentences in prison, and there is an organizationally strong, united Conservative Party; a divided, discredited, possibly bankrupt Liberal Party; and a resurgent NDP.'”