Stephen Harper has given a lot big speeches in his career as prime minster. After all, you can't hold a minority government for five years (from 2006 to 2011) without meaningful orations.
Tonight's keynote address — at the Conservative Party convention in Calgary — could, however, be the most important speech of his career.
It comes on the heels of an ongoing Senate expense scandal that, despite the Tories' best efforts, isn't going away. A new poll by Nanos Research suggests that "Canadians are more likely to now judge Stephen Harper's performance based on his management of the Senate controversy as opposed to his management of the economy."
And their judgement is soured.
The pollster claims that only 21 per cent of Canadians are satisfied with the prime minister's explanation of his knowledge of the $90,000 cheque written by Nigel Wright to Mike Duffy.
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