Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Harper a plagarizer?

Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae held a press conference in Toronto this morning where he laid out how, in his speech in support of George W. Bush's Iraq War, a war that Jean Chretien and the Liberal government of the day rightly stayed out of, then opposition leader Stephen Harper appears to have lifted much of his speech verbatim from Australia's John Howard.

Watch the video and decide for yourself. On the bright side, at least we're not copying our foreign policy from the Americans. At least not directly...

UPDATE: Looks like they've found their fall-guy. With Lippert and Ryan Sparrow gone, Ezra Levant will have to work extra hard.

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Chrystal Ocean said...

What intrigues me is the following chain of reasoning:

1. Evidence of one instance of plagiarism suggests other instances in the past.
2. In the academic world, plagiarism is a crime punishable by full suspension.
3. Harper studied at the University of Calgary, where he obtained both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Economics.
4. Harper plagiarized John Howard's speech of March 18, 2003.

Walks With Coffee said...

Mr. Harper is a follower.

buckets said...

J-rad has found more Harper plagiarism, this time from Mike Harris.