Yesterday Linda McQuaig had a column in the Toronto Star suggesting Prime Minister Stephen Harper had a reputation for "extremism."
In response I sent the following letter to the Star:
Linda McQuaig declares in a recent column (“Harper's extremism is showing” November 3) that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has a “past reputation for extremism.”
That’s quite a serious charge, if not an outright smear.
Yet McQuaig doesn’t even bother to explain the nature of Harper’s so-called “extremism”.
Maybe that’s because she can’t actually back up her outrageous claim.
In fact, as someone who worked with Stephen Harper quite closely in the days he headed the National Citizens Coalition, I can tell you he believed in and promoted mainstream Canadian values.
As NCC president, Harper pushed for smaller government, lower taxes and individual freedom.
Is that what McQuaig considers extreme?