Stephen Harper said Conservatives need to win a majority government in the next election because the alternative Liberal-NDP-Bloc coalition “would do long-term, real damage” to Canada.
Harper made the remarks in a private address to Conservative party supporters on September 2nd in Sault Ste. Marie.
If they get together and force us to the polls, we have to teach them a lesson and get back there with a majority, and make sure their little coalition never happens.
– Stephen Harper
A video taken by a local student and Liberal Party member attending the event was turned over to the Liberal Party. One week later parts of the video was broadcast by the CBC, and the full video was released to other media outlets the following day.