The Watergate Affair was bound to be compared with the “dirty tricks” phone calls during our last federal election. The phrase “Canada’s Nixon” isn’t mine… others have been quick to see Stephen Harper in this light.
I remember Nixon as a man who thought of his opponents as enemies, feared the press and used tawdry schemes to defend his grip on power. Harper’s record is eerily similar. Personally, I’d love it if he left office early, as Nixon did. Failing that, I trust that he will not get another term as prime minister.