June 2012

Omnibus bill exposes ‘pragmatic’ Stephen Harper as a radical

This article originally appeared in the Toronto Star.

Stephen Harper is often portrayed by his supporters as a pragmatist, a man who simply wants to do what works. But the evidence suggests that the “major transformation” he promised at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January is aimed in a more radical direction.

Instead of measures aimed at producing more above-the-poverty-line jobs for the unemployed and directly attacking stagnant...