Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mike Harris To Announce He's Running For Ontario PC Leadership

Normally I'm not one to simply copy and paste an entire news story on my blog, I prefer to offer some commentary. But at the moment I'm too floored to digest this just now.

"Former Premier Mike Harris intends to announce his intention to run for the leadership of Ontario's Progressive Conservative Party later today according to party insiders. Speaking on condition of anonymity a Harris confidante said the former PC party boss has been contemplating this move for more than a month. "Mr. Harris has been keeping close tabs on events at Queen's Park, and sees remarkable similarities between the current political climate, and 1990 when he last took the helm of the party." the source said.

After stepping down as Premier the now 64 year old former politician joined the Fraser Institute as a Senior Fellow, and has served on the Board of Directors for Magna International. Ontarians will remember Mike Harris for his 'Common Sense Revolution', a reformist agenda which sharply cut social assistance and other social program spending. He led his party to consecutive majority governments between June of 1995 and April of 2002. The Progressive Conservatives swept to power after the previous NDP government had racked up record deficits during the recession of the early 1990s.

An official announcement is expected later today at an as yet unnamed Toronto location".

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