Reptilian Kitten Eater
As for what exactly Brison said, here's the money quote:
Harper has consistently found himself at odds with such core Canadian values as multiculturalism, bilingualism, publicly funded health care and the Charter of Rights and Freedom, Brison said.
"During the great debates around those issues...people like Stephen Harper consistently stood four-square against the types of policies that built the Canada we love,'' said Brison.
"As head of the National Citizens Coalition, Mr. Harper (and) his organization, held positions that were contrary to publicly funded health care, that were contrary to bilingualism and the charter, and to multiculturalism.''
Hear, hear Scott. I couldn't agree more. I think anyone who expresses views that go against Canadian multiculturalism has no place in Ottawa.
I think it would be a travesty if a Cabinet was assembled that might include people who are anti-Quebec and felt that Adscam was just "how business was done in Quebec".
And I would certain hope that Canadians would turn away from a party whose members have advocated against Same Sex Marriage.
As for the attacks against Harper being in favour of privatized health care, there may be some truth there. Just take a look at these quotes:
Roy Romanow was supposed to provide advice on how to change and create a more sustainable health care system in Canada. Instead, he clings to the belief that more money and an ideologically rigid opposition to private components in health care is the panacea Â the universal solution.Â
(Press Release, November 29, 2002)
"Whether for political or ideological reasons, Mr. Romanow refused to acknowledge private-sector involvement, quite possibly to the detriment of Canada's health-care system."
(Globe and Mail, November 29, 2002)
"If you want to gut the Canadian public health care system, the best way to do it is toÂ prevent any level of private participation in the Canadian system."(Hansard, December 10, 2002)
There's only one problem. Those quotes aren't things Stephen Harper said. They were said by a certain MP from Kings-Hants.
Note to David Herle: If you're going to send out an MP to accuse Harper of being against public health care, make sure the MP who is doing it doesn't support the privatization of the health care system.