Notes for address by Stephen Harper, MP
Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
Leader of the Opposition
Monday, May 17, 2004
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Thank you for your kind invitation to speak to your prestigious institute today.
It is a privilege for me to be able to share some ideas with members of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
In the short time since its creation, the Centre has made a splendid contribution to the study of the economic growth and social outcomes necessary to enhance the quality of life in prairie communities.
I want to pay particular tribute to Peter Holle. I’ve known Peter for a long time. I appreciate his leadership, not just in organizing this event today, but also in providing me his advice over many years, and in giving the strong direction behind the growth of this institute.
The mother of all accountants, Sheila Fraser, the Auditor General of Canada, did not say that she thought that something smelled fishy. She identified the fish. She did not say that irregularities might have happened in the management of the Liberal Sponsorship Program. She said, and repeated, that every rule in the book was broken.