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Harper Fits right in

Published in the Toronto Sun

11 July 2013

Re:  Marsi coup and anti-Harper cuckoos (Anthony Furey, Toronto Sun, July 6), it should also be noted that although Harper did win with only 39.62% of the vote in 2011, Jean Chretien’s Liberals won majorities in 1997 with 38.46% and in 2000 with 40.85%.  Bob Rae won a majority government in Ontario in 1990 with 37.6%.   I’ve heard Harper doesn’t have the right to govern because he didn’t receive a majority of the vote.  Well my friends, I’d say that Harper has as much right to govern as Chretien and Rae did.

(As our democratic system is today, you would be correct)

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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