Harper's Teflon coat thickens

Stephen Harper

By Frances Russell,  Winnipeg Free Press, 29 June 2011

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Teflon coat keeps thickening. Rarely, if ever, have the nation's power elites, from its business community, small and big, to its print, radio and television media, so completely aligned themselves with a government.

Since his majority victory May 2, a triumphalist aura has enveloped the man and his party. Normally circumspect commentators herald the dawning of the Harper Age -- a government destined to be elected and re-elected into the foreseeable future, thanks to its crushing of one foe (the Liberals) and the power elites' hostility towards the only other (the New Democrats.) (...)


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