The Canadian Press

2002-08-21 | Chretien-Leadership-Harper

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Stephen Harper worried it would be difficult to hold Jean Chretien accountable after he announced his retirement plans. The Alliance leader said until February of 2004, Chretien would be able to do what he wanted and not face the consequences of an angry electorate. Harper said when leaders decide to leave, they should hand over power right away. Harper said the Liberals will remain obsessed with the question of leadership and ignore the day-to-day operation of government.

Date: 2002-08-21
Placeline: Calgary, AB, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the prime minister's announcement in my view has virtually guaranteed another eighteen months of disarray within the Liberal Party and another eighteen months of a government that's preoccupied with internal rivalries and not the needs of the country >>

Clip ID: 20020821CPCN003