Harper deserves our thanks

Resident praises the actions of former prime minister Stephen Harper

Thank you Mr. Harper for giving Canada the best years of your life, trying hard to keep us safe with your policies, stiffer penalties for criminals, hoping that our children would not be exposed to drugs.

The biggest ploy at the last election was the needed help for the “poor” middle class which can afford to eat out noon and evening and in between. The airports are full of travellers. At the liquor stores, especially when they have special wine and whisky sales, the lineups are never ending. This is not the one per cent everybody is crying about. I do feel for the really poor but not for the so-called “middle class.”

Mr. Harper was accused of taking orders from the Americans. I hope you watched Mr. Trudeau march with all of his cabinet and all of the people standing in line, even from B.C. Poor middle class students could afford to go. Copying the Americans with enormous debts. It felt just like the American inauguration hoopla. Now we will have a government with U.S. influence.

I hope and pray that Mr. Trudeau takes notice of why Mr. Harper, which of course he was criticized for, double-checked who comes in and out of our country, so we don’t have another Paris situation.

Brian Jean, leader of the Alberta Wildrose Party and backbencher for 10 years, quoted in Maclean’s, said the caucus was not whipped, only very tightly self-disciplined. It is a misperception of who Mr. Harper is. They followed him because they believed in what he did. He had the guts to tell Mr. Putin at the G20 meeting, “You need to get out of the Ukraine.”

Thank you for getting us out of the last big recession as the first country to do so. And I am sure you would have got us out of this one too without getting Canada into billions of debt. Finally, you rewarded stay-at-home moms with some extra cash. It was money up front. Some even could stay at home which otherwise would not.

Mr. Trudeau is not the first prime minister who made a hit with the ladies. When Mr. Harper appeared on the world stage, one reporter quoted that the ladies were in awe with his looks. He always looked like a statesman, which he was and is.

It’s shocking to me is that so many Canadians want our country to go into millions of debt at this uncertain time just so they can spend even more. I’m really proud of the Canadians who voted against. I am one of them.

Sylvia Posch-Lang

Vernon

 

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