"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Stephen Harper on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Stephen Harper on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Stephen Harper on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Stephen Harper on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Stephen Harper on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"The government can only be brought down because it alienates several parties in the House."