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Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered an anti-protectionist message to top officials representing the leaders of the G20 as he presented five priorities for their upcoming meeting in Toronto.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged nations to practice “enlightened sovereignty” in his keynote speech to the 2010 Wold Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Notions rooted in a narrow view of sovereignty and national self interest must be reconsidered. We cannot do business as though for one to have more, another must have less. That is not true, it is not just, and it cannot be the path we take.
Our ambition … must be a shared belief that the rising tide of recovery must lift all boats, not just some. This is the exercise of soverignty at its most enlightened.
- Stephen Harper
- Stephen Harpers article in the Toronto Star: G8 agenda: Focus on human welfare
- Full video: Stephen Harper’s keynote address at the 2010 World Economic Forum
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff took an unusual stance in support of China’s diplomatic rebuke of Stephen Harper made during his first visit to Beijing.
September 16 and 17, 2009 - Stephen Harper delivers an anti-protectionist message at meetings with President Obama in Washington and business leaders in New York.
We know that a dynamic market economy does require governance. Now we’re not going to create a world government, but we do have to have the countries of the world come together and look at global problems together, and look at the global economy as a system.
We have to start to look at things … from a more enlightened view of our national interest that understands that if we don’t think globally, and think about global solutions, if we all simply work on national solutions, we are going to continue to have these kinds of problems.
- Stephen Harper
Michael Ignatieff says the Liberal Party no longer has confidence in the Conservative government, and they will work to trigger an election at their earliest opportunity.
Liberals say they will not negotiate, and there is nothing Harper can do to change their minds.
The game is up for this Conservative government … Mr. Harper, your time is up. We cannot support this government any further.
- Michael Ignatieff
Stephen Harper predicts Canada will emerge from the global recession faster than other countries, and stronger than before.
Canada was the last advanced country to fall into this recession, we will make sure its effects here are the least severe, and we will come out of this faster than anyone, and stronger than ever.
- Prime Minister Stephen Harper
President Obama and Prime Minister Harper answer questions from the media during Obama’s first foreign visit to Ottawa.
Free Trade and Economic Integration
August 21, 2007 – President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Mexican President Felipe Calderon held a press conference to end this year’s Security and Prosperity Partnership meeting. The leaders answered questions about the SPP, conspiracy theories, Afghanistan, Canadian Arctic sovereignty and the Northwest Passage.
Harper, Bush, Calderon take questions
Union leader stops police provocateurs
Anti-globalization activists claim the SPP and other supra-national agreements threaten the sovereignty of Canada and other member states.