Harper can of­fer key ex­pe­ri­ence

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

It must have been a slow day in the class­room of the political sci­ence depart­ment at UPEI whereby Pro­fes­sor McKenna found the time to write a guest opin­ion (25/01/16). The sub­ject was for­mer PM Stephen Harper, what he should be do­ing and what his re­la­tion­ship with the Con­ser­va­tive Party should be.

I am ut­terly amazed by the con­cern the pro­fes­sor has sud­denly shown for Mr. Harper’s cur­rent and fu­ture wel­fare. Dur­ing the last elec­tion the good pro­fes­sor sought noth­ing less than the an­ni­hi­la­tion of the Harper govern­ment and the Con­ser­va­tive Party.

The pro­fes­sor of such lib­eral per­sua­sion ap­par­ently is un­happy with the re­sults: Mr. Harper is no longer the PM al­though the Con­ser­va­tive Party is in a very strong po­si­tion with a strong in­terim leader in Rona Am­brose. His at­tack and ad­vice is an at­tempt to de­flect his dis­ap­point­ment of his ‘golden boy’ choice, Justin Trudeau. What a dis­ap­point­ment.

Read­ers are re­minded that the pro­fes­sor ex­pressed his opin­ion. His opin­ions are rarely based on facts.

Mr. Harper was elected MP for his rid­ing in Cal­gary and has ev­ery right and in­deed an obli­ga­tion to take his seat in Par­lia­ment and serve his con­stituents to the best of his abil­i­ties, which are con­sid­er­able.

The party and all mem­bers would and will be happy to have him on their team as long as he wishes and if it is the wish of his elec­tors.

Mr. Harper has much to of­fer this great coun­try, be it ad­min­is­tra­tion, eco­nom­ics and fi­nance, for­eign affairs pol­icy and job cre­ation pro­grams that work. He has the ex­pe­ri­ence, rep­u­ta­tion and in­tel­li­gence to do so. Garth E. Sta­ples, Char­lot­te­town

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