Harper unbound: An analysis of his first year as majority PM

Through five years of minority rule, Canadians obsessed over what the Prime Minister would do if given a free hand. Since that moment came, The Globe and Mail’s John Ibbitson has had a front-row seat as Stephen Harper has blazed a new trail. Here is his analysis of what impact majority government has had – and what it means for Canada’s future

At the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, this month, Latin American leaders pushed hard for a resolution supporting Argentina’s claim to the Falkland Islands. Stephen Harper pushed back.

In a private session with leaders, according to people who know, the Prime Minister fiercely supported the right of the islanders to determine their fate, and they had chosen to remain British. For Canada, this was a matter of deep principle, Mr. Harper insisted.

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