[…]Stephen responded on 20 March with an eloquent speech in the House of Commons, which, though it did not call for sending Canadian troops to Iraq, supported the US initiative. […] We printed the speech in pamphlet form and mailed out thousands of copies. As far as I could judge, there was strong support from the grassroots of the party. Stephen also drew from his speech to expound his position in interview and op eds.
–Harper’s Team: Behind the Scenes in the Conservative Rise to Power, Tom Flanagan (2007)