[Ed.: My confession later in the day - I pasted the quotation below from my own source code and it has a dead link from the past. Here is the full text of the 1994 Harper speech if only from a Liberal Party of Canada site. I can find no other version. Nope - I am undone. That is not that full speech. I founder and then I flounder...or is it the other way around. Something really ought to be done about my alarming lack of attention to detail when woken from sleep.]
I asked this a year and a half ago:
Is there anyone out there who plans to vote Tory who can tell me what he stands for?Is he at it again? Making it up as he goes along like at the policy convention last March? Jay is scratching his head. Kevin is now voting NDP because of it. I think it is kind of interesting...but when I am the one that thinks the Tories are doing something interesting I don't think it bodes well.Whether Canada ends up as one national government or two national governments or several governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly secondary in my opinion. And whether Canada ends up with one national government or two governments or ten governments, the Canadian people will require less government no matter what the constitutional status or arrangement of any future country may be.
from a Stephen Harper speech, June 1994