The Globe & Mail says it all. Harper has pretty much lifted Stephane Dion's plans for getting Canada through the hard times that we face:
Most of these measures are in fact actions one would expect a prime minister to take and the list looks similar to the five-point action plan proposed by Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion during the campaign.
• Taking "whatever appropriate steps are necessary to ensure that Canada's financial system is not put at a competitive disadvantage."
• Discussing the crisis at Friday's Canada European Union Summit and talking about strengthening the economic partnership with this bloc.
• Summoning Parliament to meet this fall and tabling an economic update before the end of November.
• Participating in the Group of 20 finance ministers' meeting November 8-9 and calling for a further meeting of Group of Seven finance ministers to "build on progress made at their meeting.
• Keeping government spending "focused and under control" by continuing a four-year review of government departmental spending.
• Convening a meeting with the premiers and territorial leaders on the economy to discuss a joint approach to the global financial crisis.