Lloyd Mackey is a veteran journalist of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery in Ottawa. He specializes in political, religion, and economics coverage, and is the author of Like Father, Like Son (1997).
While Stephen Joseph Harper himself has never exhibited particularly strong prime ministerial ambitions, a substantial number of conservative thinkers and operatives, mostly from western Canada, have been gently nudging him forward from the time he was in his mid-twenties. Read the first page
Reading this makes you want to wash your hands. Stephen Harper's scary fanaticism or his evangelical beliefs is truly creepy. More American than Canadian is much of his beliefs, Harper comes across as George Bush's equally evil twin. It's truly staggering to think what disasters Harper would subject Canada to if he ever gets a majority. Can you imagine a religion that equates money and power with closeness to god?
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