Five excerpts from the new book by Mel Hurtig, the renowned Canadian nationalist, debunk the Conservatives' oft bragged myth that Harper is a skilled manager of the economy and federal finances.
In This Series
The great Canadian nationalist talks to The Tyee. Read slices of his razor-like book here all week.
Canada got less competitive under Tories. And more tough truths from Mel Hurtig's new book. First excerpt in a series.
PM waves goodbye to home-grown successes that should anchor economy. Second in a series.
When Tories brag about 'their' economy, pull up these grim unemployment facts. Third in a series.
These reality check truths are bound to dog Tories on election trail. Fourth in a series.
He ate up a huge federal surplus, piled up six deficits. This PM wants to run on fiscal smarts? Last in series.