Posts Tagged ‘G20’
Former Prime Minister Paul Martin advocated binding global financial regulations and limits to national sovereignty in a speech to the Empire Club and Canadian Club in Toronto.
A voluntary process of global coordination will lead nowhere. In short, if there is anybody who thinks that the voluntary subscription to global standards will be sufficient, then I’d like to introduce them to the tooth fairy.
- Paul Martin
- Stephen Harper’s ‘enlightened sovereignty’ and humanitarian agenda (January 28, 2010)
- Prime Minister sets five priorities for G20 summit in Toronto (March 18, 2010)
Stephen Harper says the G-20 has become the steering committee for the global economy, and that such global governance is required to prevent instability created by the free market.
A completely unregulated, ungoverned market, a market without governance, is unstable. And to the extent we now have a truly globalized economy, we need some semblance of a global governance …
We’re not talking about world government. I don’t think anybody is going to come in and say we’re prepared to surrender our sovereignty to the G-20 or some other body. But what they are going to say, in practice, is that we have to coordinate our policies to create stability for all of us.
- Prime Minister Stephen Harper
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
Stephen Harper says cooperation among the G20 economies was instrumental in averting an economic disaster as the worst of the global financial crisis seems to have passed.
If these measures are enacted and we continue to move forward with the G20 process, we will have the kind of global governance that is necessary to ensure the stability and transparency of markets, in a way that gives us the benefits of a globalized market economy without the enormous risks that we have experienced the last few years.
- 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
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is interviewed on Sky News while at the G-20 meeting in London, England.
Harper rejects a global financial regulator, saying soverign countries will never accept international regulation of their monetary policies.
Canada’s opposition parties are threatening to defeat the Conservative government over cuts to political party subsidies included in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s economic update.
Flaherty says the federal budget will go into deficit after accounting for the planned economic stimulus spending agreed by the G-20 nations.
We cannot ask Canadians to tighten their belts during tougher times without looking in the mirror. Canadians have a right to look to government as an example. We have a responsibility to show restraint and respect for their money. Canadian tax dollars are precious … Today, our Government is eliminating the $1.75-per-vote taxpayer subsidy for politicians and their parties, effective April 1, 2009.
- Finance Minister Jim Flaherty