Mr. Broadbent adds - "They lie. They pay people to destroy things."
- Harper is deliberately trying to deceive Canadians about the facts surrounding a proposed Liberal-NDP coalition.
-Harper is also trying to pit English Canada against Quebecers in his attempt to discredit the proposed coalition by presenting the Bloc as illegal and traitorous.
- Harper lied when he said the three opposition leaders refused to sign their agreement in front of a Canadian flag because Gilles Duceppe, a Quebec sovereigntist, objected. Several flags are clearly seen in photos taken at the signing.
- Harper lied about the details of the proposed coalition, including his charge that the Bloc Québécois is a formal partner and that six Bloc MPs would be offered Senate positions under the coalition government when in fact the Bloc has said it will support the Liberal-NDP coalition for 18 months in the House of Commons, but none of its members will sit in a cabinet led by Stéphane Dion as prime minister and a Liberal as finance minister.Nor were any senate seats offered.
"I've never seen the leader of a Conservative party, certainly not Bob Stanfield, certainly not Joe Clark, lie — I choose the word deliberately — the way Mr. Harper has," Broadbent said."I'm concerned I have a prime minister who lies to the people of Canada and knows it," Broadbent said. "It's one thing to exaggerate. It's another to deliberately tell falsehoods."