Watching the federal election debate last night reminded me how different we are from our southern neighbour.
Conservative and reserved in our presentation, you can see our British roots. All four candidates tried to bring their message home but one recurring theme seemed to be overshadow all other messages. ‘Honesty’ …the honesty of Harper’s government related to the way it spends, covers up, reaches out and presents activities and information to the public and our government institutions.
The release of the auditor report may not read well for Conservatives. Opposition leaders, media and some public members are questioning the style and honesty of the leadership our country has had.
Is Harper’s style similar to Bush? Does the public resent the behaviour he is being accused of – his closed door approach, refusal to answer questions or disregard of government rules and regulations?
Are any of the other candidates immune to the same criticisms?
Do you think this election is about the economy in addition to honesty?
Far too often Canadians feel they are superior to other countries who seem to have scandals and dishonesty at the very root of their institutions. Can Canada, however, any longer feel superior regarding these matters?
Let us know what you think?