Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Canadian Way

"Canada… is strong. To stay that way, we must never repeat the mistakes of Europe and the United States."

Pierre Poilievre, a Canadian MP, goes on to describe what he calls the "humiliating American and European experiment with the welfare state." This may come as a surprise (or not) to Americans who lump together the leftist policies in Canada and Europe the same way Poilievre lumps together America and Europe.

I can't agree with everything Poilievre says, but it's hard not to be vicariously inspired when, speaking of the opposition NDP, he says, "They see the Europeans and Americans running off the debt cliff, and they say, 'Let's hurry and catch up!' No thank you, Mr. Speaker. I choose the Canadian way."

ht Mark Perry