Preston Manning claims the economy is the big issue and urges Canadians to vote for Stephen Harper, the leader Manning feels is the one best able to pilot our “ship of state” during this stormy time.  Mr. Manning should take some Gravol. At election time, we’re always told the economy is the issue.
This time around, no matter what happens with the markets, the environment is the big issue. And on this matter, Mr. Harper is the last person we want at the helm. He’ll sink us with his aspirational, intensity based polices. On October 14 there is only one question for Canadians: carbon tax or cap and trade? For me, it’s a carbon tax.
 The Globe and Mail, October 6, 2008