Harper, Dion, Layton and May All Pushing Hard for Canadian National Election
Things aren't looking so hot for the Liberals, with the front page of the Globe and Mail stating a very interesting observation: very few liberals are talking about Stephane Dion becoming prime minister. Ouch, harsh.
Not one, not a single serious Liberal is talking about Stephane Dion becoming prime minister," a long-time Liberal said. "This is not about beating Harper as PM. This is about living for another day.
Dion is blasting Harper, saying that it is his parties fault that the Canadian economy is in trouble.
Liberal Leader Stephane Dion told voters Thursday the "incompetent" Conservative government of Stephen Harper cannot be trusted to do what's right for the Canadian economy in deteriorating economic times on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper took on a very important message today, or at least a series of them: text messaging costs. Harper wants to limit or ban fees for unsolicited text messages. Hmm, regulating the cell phone market? Why isn't his government touching the insane ISP market in Canada?
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he'll allow telecommunications regulators to ban fees for unsolicited text messages on mobile phones, saying the charges are unfair.
``We are obviously responding to a specific concern, which is the imposition of charges for unsolicited text messages,'' Harper told reporters today in Victoria, British Columbia. ``We think this is completely unfair to consumers; completely unwarranted.''
While May is pretty interesting and certainly has lots to say, she certainly isn't getting the sort of attention the other big three (or even the Bloc Quebecois) are getting. She got all of a paragraph in the most recent story I could find:
Green Leader Elizabeth May continued her whistle-stop tour across Canada with a visit Thursday to the southwestern Ontario town of Guelph.
Frankly the only politician speaking any sort of sense is Jack Layton, who has continued to push for a consumer watchdog to protect Canadians against fees and gas price gouging, amongst other things.
Tackling everything from price gouging at the gasoline pump to hidden fees for Internet and cellphone service, the new minister would be a champion for Canadian consumers.