While much of the chatter around the G20 summit has focused on fake lakes, billion-dollar budgets and burning police cars, the greater reality is that Stephen Harper guided the leaders of the world's largest and most influential economies to an accord – call it the Toronto Consensus – that surprised even the leaders themselves.The leaders agreed on targets for deficit and debt reduction, maternal health initiative, and the best of all was killing the global bank tax.
Mr. Ibbitson then takes on the detractors.
Opposition politicians – and those who just don't like Mr. Harper very much – will continue to lament these blemishes. Otherwise, they would have to acknowledge what the Prime Minister has accomplished over the weekend, both at the G20 and at the G8, where Mr. Harper secured an agreement to increase funding for maternal and child health.The way I see it, these back to back summits were a resounding success if you take out the thugs who caused all the chaos in downtown Toronto. We should count our blessings that we have PM Harper at the helm of our country. PM Harper is a true statesman,works well with and is very well liked and respected by his counterparts.
Thank you to Mr. Ibbitson for the unusually positive piece on PM Harper and his accomplishments.