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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another

5/25/2004

"Scary Firewall guy

Paul Wells' blog is going to be indespensible reading for political junkies over the campaign period,
I refer, of course, to the "firewall" letter after the 2000 election, in which Harper and four other wise-ish men urged Ralph Klein to build a bunch of distinct Alberta institutions.

Ooh, scary firewall guy. Now watch this: "Outside Quebec, in ads that appear in English — and only in English — Paul Martin and the federal Liberals attack me because I defend the rights of provinces," he said in French. "Because I defend their right to run their health system, their programs for the elderly, and their police."

This resonates in Quebec because Quebec runs all the programs Harper listed in the firewall letter. It was a very clever speech.
paul wells