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Harper, Trudeau try to quiet the rhetoric

Prime Min­is­ter Stephen Harper de­fended his gov­ern­ment’s stand by quot­ing mod­er­ate Mus­lim or­ga­ni­za­tions that sup­portthe gov­ern­ment’s po­si­tion on the niqab. He used in­flam­ma­tory lan­guage to il­lus­trate his point, John Ivi­son writes.

Adam Smith once said the real and ef­fec­tive dis­ci­pline ex­er­cised over a work­man is that of his cus­tomers — it’s fear of los­ing their cus­tom that “re­strains his frauds and cor­rects his neg­li­gence.”

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Harper rearranges the chairs on the Conservative Titanic

Quebec: There are currently only 5 cabinet ministers from Quebec. Stephen Harper chose to add additional cabinet ministers from outside Quebec, diminishing the influence of Canada’s second largest province in the Harper government with only 13% of the cabinet seats.

Women: Paul Martin set the record for women in cabinet at 11 – which has since dropped under Stephen Harper. Today Mr. Harper passed up the opportunity to increase the number of women in cabinet, now making up only 26% of the cabinet – the lowest total in years.

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