Geoffrey Stevens's blog

Loyalty runs just one way in Harper’s Ottawa

Published Oct. 28, 2013, in The Waterloo Regional Record.

"I've had quite a few colleagues say we wish we could vote with you, but we have to kind of go with the flow" — Conservative Senator Hugh Segal on the Harper government's effort to rid the upper house of Pamela Wallin, Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau

Tories have much work to do before next election

Published Oct. 21, 2013, in The Waterloo Regional Record

According to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Canada-Europe trade agreement he signed in Brussels last week is "the biggest deal our country has ever made."

Even if that's true — even if, as he went on to proclaim, the agreement in principle, "is a historic win for Canada" — will it be enough to save his Conservative government?