September 9, 2008 / 2:53 PM / in 9 years

Harper says won't promise big tax cuts

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.

<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>

“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

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