We need Harper

If polls are correct, Canadians want change in the coming federal election.

If polls are correct, and given their recent track records in a couple of provincial elections this should never be assumed, Canadians want change in the coming federal election. Interestingly enough, Americans seem to be even more vocal in their desire for change as they collectively vent their thorough disgust and exasperation with “the establishment” and in particular the mainstream media and politicians.

But change for the sake of change without due intelligence and caution has often in our history made matters worse instead of better. Few would deny that we are living in unusual and dangerous times with a fragile economy and the ever-growing threat of terrorism worldwide. If ever there was a time for caution, sound judgment and leadership in Canada it is now.

It seems to me NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau have made it their main platforms to “get rid of Stephen Harper” and repeat their intention every chance they get.

Harper has given this country imperfect but stable government for 10 years. He comes into this election having achieved significant international trade agreements, a balanced budget, a surplus and a proven record. I believe the majority of Canadians still see him as the prudent and best choice to continue to lead the country.

Gerald HallNanoose Bay

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