Stephen Harper: The next prime minister?. During his tenure as Conservative leader, Stephen Harper's oratory has largely focused on one assertion: that the Liberal government lacks the moral authority to govern because it is corrupt and can no longer be trusted. Yet many Canadians wonder whether Harper, himself, can be trusted. And these reservations could hurt his chances when the time comes for voters to head to the polls in January. Harper's political foes have long portrayed him as a harbouring a secret agenda. The Strategic Counsel's Managing Partner Timothy Woolstencroft says Harper will need to address that sticking point if he is to gain the trust of the Canadian electorate.
Canadian Politics, Following the 2006 January Election Campaigne.