Kelly McParland: Harper delivers less winter to Canadian sunbirds

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Stephen Harper has been under considerable fire in Ottawa recently, where the crankiness quotient among national pundits has been on a steady upswing.

The Prime Minister, relates the Globe and Mail has become  “dangerously unpopular.” The Star’s  Chantal Hebert says it’s odd “for a governing party to devote so much energy on making unrelenting nastiness one of its defining features,” but that Harper “has so far managed to alienate all but die-hard Conservative believers.”

Our own John Ivision suggests the Tories “seem to be morphing into what they and their supporters most despised when they were in opposition.”  While Postmedia colleague Andrew Coyne finds the government “secretive, controlling, manipulative, crude, autocratic, vicious, unprincipled, untrustworthy, [and] paranoid.”

Sheesh. So I guess we won’t be expecting any endorsements for the Tories from the working press. If Stephen Harper paid any attention to what people say about him in the papers, he might…

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