As he prepares to table a $34-billion deficit, some critics are wondering whether Stephen Harper has strayed too far from his conservative principles. From fixed election dates to Senate appointments to patronage and now fiscal policy, the Prime Minister is looking less and less like the ideologue of old. “”Opposition is utopia,” says one Conservative. “Government is messy. It’s constantly a question of scorekeeping as to what you have to trade off to accomplish whatever your overall goal is.”
Has Harper sold out?
Critics are wondering whether the PM has strayed too far from his conservative principles
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