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May 1st, 2013

Stephen Harper then and now, boondoggle edition

After losing track of $3.1 billion in anti-terrorism spending, Stephen Harper said that it was just an issue of a “lack of clarity”. He didn’t even acknowledge the problem that was raised by the Auditor General: A $3.1 billion void between what was spent and what was reported on the government’s Anti-Terrorism Initiative.

What would the Stephen Harper of old have said?

“one would think there would be some element of shame from the Liberal Party regarding today's report but there is none whatsoever” Stephen Harper, House of Commons, November 1, 2005

“All of this sounds very familiar. The government denied the billion dollar boondoggle at HRDC, it is attempting to sweep the sponsorship scandals under the rug.” Stephen Harper, House of Commons, December 4, 2002

Canadians deserve better.