Decent dude for sure. Missing link between old and new conservative tradition in Canada.
Many don't know it because he's seen as a "red tory", but his embrace of free market ideology actually made him seem a bit rebellious and not in line with the conservative tradition in Canada known as "toryism".
Maybe we should think of him more as a "market tory", vs being a "red' one.
Anyway - he's a fine man. I think of him as one of the "exceptions to the rule" that made me realize blanket cynicism of all politicians was foolish.
Remember when the Government said they were gonna save 70 million a year on a new payroll processing system?
The mess that is Phoenix is a story of misguided political objectives, bungled management of a major technology project and a complete failure by anyone in charge to take responsibility for mistakes. The fiasco raises troubling questions about the government’s ability to perform one of its most basic functions – paying its bills and taking care of employees. The Phoenix system is just one of the major information-technology projects, totalling billions of dollars, now under way in the government.”