"Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Stephen Harper on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Stephen Harper on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Stephen Harper on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Stephen Harper on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Stephen Harper on Mahatma Gandhi
"We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business, which regions, which industries will succeed, which will not through a whole range of economic development, regional development corporate subsidization programs."
"I think the way to change it is to handle issues individually when it's essential to do so."
"Canadians know that the promise of a recession didn't happen because of anything we did here. If you look at all the causes of the recession, problems in mortgage markets, the problems in the banking sector, the problems in government finance in countries like Greece, none of those problems were in present Canada."
"As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed. It has led to no fairness, produced no unity, and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions."
"I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general. I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions."