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Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to his caucus in Ottawa on May 21, 2013.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to his caucus in Ottawa on May 21, 2013.
(FRED CHARTRAND/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Harper’s tried-and-true crisis management tactics fall short

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Stephen Harper’s approach to managing crises – fire, stonewall and punt – was on vintage display as he addressed caucus over the Senate expenses scandal. That approach has served the Prime Minister well in the past. But it may not work this time, because this time is different.