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True lies- Loved you post. From one conservative to another.
The Conservative leader said he wouldn't try to live up to Canada's commitments under the Kyoto climate-change accord
Harper said he'd turn his back on Kyoto, because its targets can't be met, and he'd set Canadian-made targets instead for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says he's ready to reopen the debate over Canadian participation in the American missile defence system.
The missile defence initiative, combined yesterday with a Harper pledge to turn his back on the Kyoto accord and his refusal to endorse a $5 billion deal for aboriginal aid, could signal the type of major policy realignment Canadians can expect under a Harper government.
In an interview with Radio-Canada yesterday, Harper pledged a free vote in the House of Commons on the controversial proposal to join the missile defence program.
Newman: On the issue of abortion, will you pledge that there will be no legislation on abortion, there will never be a free vote in Parliament on that issue?
Harper: Never is a long time. What I'm saying is I have no desire to see that issue debated in the near future. We're saying very clear in our platform we're not going to support or initiate abortion legislation and frankly I don't want this Parliament to have an abortion debate.
Newman: So to be clear, you support a woman's right to choose?
Harper: I've always said my views on the abortion issue are complex, I don't fall into any of the neat polar extremes on this issue.
Newman: Explain them then if they are complex.
Harper: No, I don't need to because I'm not proceeding with an abortion agenda.
Within hours of the writ being dropped, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper punched a hot-button issue from the last election.
In a press conference Tuesday, Mr. Harper said if Parliament supported the move in a free vote, he would endeavour to reinstate the traditional definition of marriage as prime minister.