Opposition leader Stephen Harper has told Fox News in the U.S. that most Canadians outside Quebec support the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, despite our government's decision not to take part in the war.
In an interview with the American TV network, Harper said he endorsed the war and said he was speaking "for the silent majority" of Canadians. Only in Quebec, with its "pacifist tradition," are most people opposed to the war, Harper said.
"Outside of Quebec, I believe very strongly the silent majority of Canadians is strongly supportive," the Canadian Alliance leader says.
Opps, sorry. That's the last time he was on Fox News. Here's the current story:
Harper started his day on the American news network, where he said it was "great" to see Canada in the spotlight during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Ottawa last week.Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers
"Because we're not a squeaky wheel, we often don't get the grease and we're forgotten," Harper said.
"So it was great to have that kind of attention from our great friends in the United States."