Monday, January 24, 2011

Harper says he changed the country in five years

There will be an elected Senate in Canada and the registry of hunting will be abolished, Stephen Harper promised Sunday before hundreds of supporters gathered in Ottawa to celebrate his five years in power, and by extension, the achievements of his government .
Accompanied by his wife and several ministers and many ministerial staff, Harper argued that in 2011, Canada became a country under his leadership more united, more prosperous and more secure.
On January 23, 2006, delivering his speech in Calgary shortly after his election victory, Harper exclaimed: "Our great country has voted for change."
Five years later, the Prime Minister claims to have changed many things, despite a minority government.
In a speech of thirty minutes, he said the government is now cleaner and accountable than it was when the Conservatives regained power in the country after the deviations of the Liberals, including the sponsorship scandal.
On a stage filled with citizens, the Prime Minister boasted cheerfully achievements in economy, reiterating that the tax cuts to businesses has created many jobs and the reduction of two percentage points GST under his government allowed families to better cope.
Justifying the expense of its government has invested heavily in military equipment - including the controversial new fighter aircraft F-35 - he recalled that Canadian soldiers had crossed a "decade of darkness" under the Liberals who have sent "in the desert with green uniforms.
Echoing the theme of law and order that he holds dear, the Prime Minister said he had every intention of continuing to fight crime, and the money it costs to remove criminals from the streets worth the candle.
Looking ahead, Mr. Harper said his party had to work harder to improve Canada, and restore it to the image of the English version of the Canadian national anthem "strong and free."
Promising that the "ruinous" register hunting weapons will be abolished under his reign, Mr. Harper recovered a hot issue for its troops, which have also responded enthusiastically to this perspective. On a vote too close to the Commons in September, a bill to abolish a Conservative MP for the requirement to register hunting weapons had been defeated.
Mr. Harper has also said that for five years, the Conservative Party has become the first choice for immigrants and newcomers, including a popularity due to its policies on refugees and those to combat human trafficking.
They were also present in good numbers in the conference center room Sunday afternoon and offered at this time to Stephen Harper's biggest ovation.
Among the achievements noted by Stephen Harper in his speech, "recognition of the Quebec nation within a united Canada", mentioned only in French, did not elicit any reaction in the audience.
Above the huge Canadian flags that decorated the room, two giant screens projecting images of the Prime Minister around the world during his reign, in the presence of Heads of State, Canadian citizens and celebrities like Celine Dion.
Outside the conference center, about thirty protesters also greeted the conservative supporters, including former Nortel employees who accuse the government with the disappearance of their pension funds and others - bloody - protesting against the seal hunt

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