Stephen Harper still favours business over big government. So how did that work out after 2008? - 2020-05-13

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F94.png Stephen Harper still favours business over big government. So how did that work out after 2008? May 13, 2020, Susan Delacourt, Opinion, Toronto Star

All those wondering what Stephen Harper would have done in this pandemic now have an answer — sort of.

The former prime minister has penned a column in the Wall Street Journal excoriating all those who believe that COVID-19 is ushering in an era of big government and an increased role for the state in people's lives.

True to his convictions, born in the time of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Harper makes the case that government will have to shrink when this spending splurge is over. Or, in Thatcher's immortal words, there is no such thing as society when the bills start coming in. That's when we'll need the markets again.

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