Stephen Harper Quotes

81 Stephen Harper quotes:

"That's my personal view I would say most in my caucus agree with that but there are some who don't and I've always said that on these kinds of moral issues, people have the right to their own opinions."
"We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies. Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally. We are playing again with national and global security matters."
"We'll support the government on issues if it's essential to the country but our primary responsibility is not to prop up the government, our responsibility is to provide an opposition and an alternative government for Parliament and for Canadians."
"I've always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage."
"This party will not take its position based o-n public opinion polls. We will not take a stand based o-n focus groups. We will not take a stand based o-n phone-in shows or householder surveys or any other vagaries of pubic opinion."
"I don't get into that second guessing of myself publicly."
"But I'm very libertarian in the sense that I believe in small government and, as a general rule, I don't believe in imposing values upon people."
"First of all, I can't forget my first responsibility - which is to be the Leader of the Opposition and that's to provide an alternative government."
"I think the way to change it is to handle issues individually when it's essential to do so."
"What the government has to do, if it wants to govern for any length of time, is it must appeal primarily to the third parties in the House of Commons to get them to support it."
"The government can only be brought down because it alienates several parties in the House."
"I think there is a dangerous rise in defeatist sentiment in this country. I have said that repeatedly, and I mean it and I believe it."
"We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business, which regions, which industries will succeed, which will not through a whole range of economic development, regional development corporate subsidization programs."
"The Leader of the Opposition's constitutional obligation - the obligation to Parliament - it's the reason we did the merger! - is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government."
Author: Harper Quotes Category: Canadian Politician Quotes Obligation Quotes
"I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general. I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions."
"I will strive to make this not the highest-spending country in the world, but instead the lowest taxing o-ne."
"The world is now unipolar and contains o-nly o-ne superpower. Canada shares a continent with that superpower."
"Whether Canada ends up as o-ne national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion."
"We will improve Canadians' faith in our public institutions by making government more accountable and effective."
Author: Harper Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"I'm really looking for a clear signal that in fact he wants to defeat the government,"
Author: Harper Quotes Category: Defeat Quotes

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