The federal government is “leading the way globally” on financial regulation, economic stimulus and deficit reduction, Stephen Harper told the Conservative caucus at its annual summer meeting on Thursday. While the prime minister overlooked his government’s changes to the census in listing the Conservatives’ achievements, he did say Canadians are focused on the economy. As for the possibility of an election, Harper said “that is not what Canadians want.” The G20 summit, the royal visit, and his meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were among the achievements touted by Harper.
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