"We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business which regions which industries will succeed which will not through a whole range of economic development regional development corporate subsidization programs."
"Well support the government on issues if its essential to the country but our primary responsibility is not to prop up the government our responsibility is to provide an opposition and an alternative government for Parliament and for Canadians."
"Human rights commissions as they are evolving are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff."
"Look I think the worst case scenario is obvious. I think first of all it doesnt work for very long. Its an unstable government that raises taxes and destroys the image were building for Canada as a strong place to invest."
"Canadians know that the promise of a recession didnt happen because of anything we did here. If you look at all the causes of the recession problems in mortgage markets the problems in the banking sector the problems in government finance in countries like Greece none of those problems were in present Canada."
"The job numbers are positive. Weve had more jobs created now than were lost during the recession. Were seeing that the creation were seeing those numbers not only grow but shift toward the private sector and shift toward full-time employment and these are all signs that the recovery is taking some hold but were not out of woods."
"I think first and foremost everybody should understand that Canadians are strongly committed to the system of universal health insurance to the principle that your ability to pay does not determine your access to critical medical service."
"I just think it would be unrealistic to suggest were going to eliminate every last domestic insurgent in Afghanistan. Certainly the history of the country would indicate thats not a very realistic objective and I think we have to have realistic objectives."
"I forget what the relevant American rate is but I can tell you that our goal is to have a combined federal-provincial corporate tax rate of no more than 25 percent. Were on target to do that by 2012. We will have significantly - by a significant margin the lowest corporate tax rates in the G-7 and thats our - our governments objective."