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Then-leader of the Opposition Steve Harper, tried in vain to pin down exactly what the Liberals meant by their "no".

“What was the government saying no to?” Harper asked again and again, and he actually did a pretty good job exposing their “Big NO” as a hollow piece of propaganda.

Harper knows that rhetoric is used to hide the truth.
He knows the importance of saying one thing and doing another.
He’s a politician for god’s sake!

But each time Harper asked, he met with obfuscation.
Both Martin and Pettigrew just avoided his point blank questions by simply hiding behind the shield of Canada’s sacrosanct loyalty to NORAD.