Harper says won't promise big tax cuts

Tue Sep 9, 2008 10:57am EDT
 
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday he would not propose major new tax cuts or spending measures if his Conservatives were reelected in the October 14 general election.

"In this campaign I will not be promising sweeping new policy measures, sweeping new tax cuts, massive spending programs," he said in a speech in Winnipeg.

"The measures that I will outline during the next five weeks will all be modest, targeted, realistic and affordable."

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton, writing by David Ljunggren; Editing by Peter Galloway)

 
<p>Conservative leader and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) talks with farmer Kevin Eberle during a campaign stop at Eberle's farm in Regina, Saskatchewan, September 8, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>