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We’ve seen, in the months since your article went to press, the Liberal-NDP-Bloc coalition fade into nothing. To what extent was Harper responsible for both creating and eliminating the coalition threat?
The Harper Tories “sold their ideological soul a long time ago,” Gerry Nichols wrote recently in the Ottawa Citizen. Do you agree? Has Stephen Harper turned his back on the conservative movement?
You write about Stephen Harper being a great manager of people and a “celebrated strategist.” So what caused him to overreach?
Do you think the Conservatives are better or worse off in Quebec?
Was the budget a worthwhile move to defuse tension between the parties?
How has the landscape changed for Harper, with the accession of Michael Ignatieff at the head of the Liberal Party?
What is the short-term outlook for the Liberals under Ignatieff?
What kind of approach to governance can we expect from Harper and the Conservatives in the coming months?
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