Heady days of Harper behind us

The first session of our 42nd Parliament is scheduled to open on Thursday, Dec. 3.

The first session of our 42nd Parliament is scheduled to open on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Before placing a bet that Stephen Harper won’t show up to take his seat on the opposition’s backbenches, I would like to know the odds being offered.

Given all the razzle-dazzle Prime Minister Justin ‘Sunny Ways’ Trudeau has been generating, both at home and abroad, poor rejected Harper must be a-tossin’ and a-turnin’ night after night.

Harper was so smugly arrogant, one of his many unappealing traits, when he said, “You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it.”

Those were heady days for the myopic Conservative prime minster. Now people of all political stripes are snickering about that infamous nude painting of him reclining on a sofa, and whenever anyone mentions the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the snickering turns into gales of derisive laughter.

Lloyd Atkins

 

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