Harper sought to reassure those Canadians concerned that his Conservative government faces no serious opposition in implementing its agenda.
"I think the checks are there and we will certainly do our best to listen to the opposition and try and accommodate them when we believe they're making requests that are in the best interests of the country," he said.
Checks? What checks? When you lost the confidence of the House of Commons and they were preparing to vote you out of office, you took the unprecedented step of compelling the Governor General to prorogue Parliament and avoid democratic accountability.
When the opposition-dominated Special Committee on Afghanistan started to hold hearings on your war crimes in Afghanistan, you PHONED IN another prorogation request.
You refuse to share the most basic of government information to allow Parliament to debate your policies.
You're even on record of approving the falsification of government documents and then lying to Parliament about it.
That was when you had a minority government.
The gods help Canada, because, as a people, we're incapable of doing it ourselves.