Don't vote for 'fraud' Harper, Newfoundland's Williams says
Posted: September 10, 2008, 1:29 PM by Chris Boutet
The always-incendiary premier of Newfoundland, Danny Williams, took to the podium to launch a renewed offensive against Prime Minister Stephen Harper today, calling the Conservative leader a "fraud" who should not be trusted and urging Canadians to vote against the party in the Oct. 14 election. From Canwest:
Williams, who has launched an “Anything-but-Conservative” campaign to defeat Harper’s MPs, warned Canadians of “dire consequences” if they give the Conservative leader a majority government.
“I beg you and plead with you today to stop and think and decide if that is what this country deserves,” Williams told a group of business leaders in a televised address in St. John’s, N.L. “If you believe this country deserves better, then you know what to do — it’s as easy as ABC.”
However, he stopped short of endorsing any one political party or candidate as an alternative.
Williams used the occasion to tout his province’s economic advancement and vent his government’s frustrations with what he termed a swath of broken promises by the federal government. Among the latter, he cited a broken promise to leave non-renewable resources out of the equalization formula, a move he said is costing his province $10-billion.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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