By Roger Currie
The end of May has turned out to be a most interesting time in Canadian politics, especially in the west. Stephen Harper spent most of his youth in Toronto. In parliament, he has represented a Calgary riding, and he chose Vancouver to bring down the curtain on what remained of his political career.
At 57, you have to somehow think that we haven’t heard the last of him. Who knows, perhaps his former parliamentary colleague Brian Pallister has a job in mind for him in Winnipeg. The Angus Reid folks tell us that barely a month after his Manitoba PC’s won a record majority at the polls, Pallister is already the second most popular premier in Canada. Only Brad Wall in Saskatchewan scores higher in that rather strange popularity contest.