"The news is spreading throughout the world: Canada's back," Harper told the crowd Sunday.
Harper's speech drew polite applause.
I'm so tired of this lame line from Harper, which conveys both a megalomaniac flavor and a complete disregard for our tradition. Last time I checked Canada was leading the G8 in growth the past decade. I'm pretty sure Canada has played a critical role in Haiti. Wasn't it Stephen Harper who reminded us all of the previous government's commitment to Afghanistan? Don't all the surveys, done prior to this government's reign show Canada as most respected of all the world's nations?
Make you speech, talk up the country, but don't draw a partisan line in the sand, as though you deserve disporportionate credit. Be gracious, don't try to score cheap political points during a celebration that has unity at its heart. I love the transparent hypocrisy of simulateneously calling yourself "new", which implies getting started, while also positioning as though you've had a seismic impact. Delusional and illogical, what a great combination.