But what goes up, must come down; even the dignified, the eminent and the most lofty must fall on their faces.
OTTAWA – Saskatchewan residents may have been surprised yesterday to hear Prime Minister Stephen Harper muse publicly about what it would take to defeat the province. The Prime Minister appeared to be on a war footing while at a press conference to announce a highway project in Nova Scotia.
"We have to define what victory means in Saskatchewan," said Harper, when he was asked about Canada's role in Afghanistan.
He quickly retreated from the slip of the tongue.
"I don't know why I said that. I have no idea," Harper said.
Everyone at the press conference had a good chuckle, including the Prime Minister. But even so, Saskatchewan residents might well be advised to barricade the grain elevators just in case he wasn't kidding. At least they will have the advantage of seeing the invaders coming for days.
Reported by Richard J. Brennan on 7 March 2009 for The Toronto Star.