The biggest spectacle of the election has been the apparent transformation of Stephen Harper, the Conservative leader, and long time right-wing ideologue, into a born-again liberal. It's almost unbelievable.
Actually it is unbelievable. At the beginning of this election, Canadians worried about Harper's "hidden agenda". But after he said openly that a Conservative government would table a bill revoking gay marriage, for some reason, people seemed to think that all his agendas were on the table. Harper's more recent promises have gone largely unscrutinized.
Harper is not our friend, and he will sell us out in ways Mulroney only dreamed of. This is a man who said in the 2004 election, that we wouldn’t recognize Canada when he was through with it. Is this REALLY what we want in a leader?