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Stories that will leave you wondering about the direction Canada is taking under Stephen Harper. This is not the Canada we once knew… nor the one we voted for.

Unraveling File # 8-10-(2012-06), Michael Harris, iPolitics, April 26

“At the federal level, it’s getting to be the kind of country Joe Stalin might have liked. The Harper government continues to perform information liposuction on the body politic, dispense its own justice, and mint its own facts.”

The Tories are targeting unions. Who’s next?, Gus Van Harten, The Province, April 26

“…The Harper government has a strange approach to openness. For years, the government has dragged its heels in reporting about its use of public money. Now it is poised to put stringent reporting requirements on organizations that spend private funds, especially labour unions.

Bill C-377 is the private member’s bill of South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale Conservative MP Russ Hiebert that the government has allowed to pass second reading. It proposes to amend the Income Tax Act by subjecting all labour organizations in Canada to onerous accounting requirements. At significant cost to taxpayers, it would load red tape on the government’s political targets…”

Fraudulent election calls ‘widespread’ in 7 ridings, poll suggests, Laura Payton, CBC News, April 24

“A group supporting a Federal Court challenge of the election results in seven ridings says a new poll it commissioned shows fraudulent election calls were widespread and targeted at people previously identified as Conservative non-supporters.”

Elections Canada diving into phone records to track suspicious election calls, Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher, Postmedia News, April 25:

“…On election day, after he had voted, Ferance, 66, received a call from a 647 area code — in Toronto — that claimed to be from Elections Canada, telling him that his polling station had moved to a location about 20 kilometres away.

“I said to him you’re obviously a government employee, because that information is totally wrong,” said Ferance. “It’s wrong because A, I just voted, B, I live next door to the voting station, and C, I can still see people coming and going.”

“Ferance said two Elections Canada workers at the polling station told him other voters reported receiving the same kind of call…”

Tories again show their contempt, Colin Mackay, Intelligencer Writers Group

“The F35 scandal that has found the Conservative government in contempt of Parliament highlights their contempt of anybody that dares to challenge their political actions or motives.

“The F35 scandal also shows how deceit and deception has crept into federal politics at an alarming rate and the arrogance of the Conservative government. Their condescending attacks toward their challengers highlights an attitude — that we are always right, just let us do what we want.

“Essentially, they show utter contempt toward the majority of Canadians because our opinions do not matter…”

Abortion motion will be debated in Parliament Thursday, Tobi Cohen, Postmedia News, April 25

“The abortion debate has actually never been closed,” [pro-life backbench Conservative MP Stephen] Woodworth said Wednesday after a caucus meeting…”

8 replies »

  1. I have always urges Canadians to read German history form 1922 to 1933 and the parallels to Canadian history are breathtaking, especially the Nazi management of the news and how our mainstream media prostrate themselves to the ruling Conservatives.

    Rewriting history and venal attacks against member of the opposition, yet allowing Bev Oda to act as an potentate in London is dispicable.

    Canada is turning into a vast banana republic with Nazi style Herr Harper at the helm and is despotic attacks on the fabric of Canadian culture, law, and those who do not follow his poisonous politics are just a precursor of things to come.

    For Harper and his evil horde, might is right, those having the power will rule as despots.


  2. Harper gets away with this nazi corrupt running of Canada, not because 'he doesn't care about our opinion, but because we do not express our opinion in get mass. It is time for the majority of Canadians to rise up and tell this criminal what you think. How about starting a letter written campaign.


  3. Harper and his Conservatives, were blasted in the House yesterday, on more than one item. I could very easily see, if Harper commands the army and has a police state, the House of Commons will be no more.

    Campbell works for Harper. Now we have Boessenkoll working for the BC Liberals. The BC Liberals all work for Harper. The BC Conservatives support Harper's Enbridge pipeline and the dirty oil tankers. Harper is spreading his poison around.

    It's damned well true. We live in a dictatorship regime. Harper is every bit as hateful as, Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini. However, we also know how the three monsters met their ends.


  4. Amazing… the political climate in this country, is more about the sociopathic thinking and agenda, of the so called “elite” in this country, than democratic ideals.

    With the realization that the economy and the political control structure, in the country as a whole is weakening…totalitarianism, rears its ugly head.It is only through, old style “conservatism” that “control” can be exerted on the populace as a whole. If “we” let it.

    Unions, the disenfranchised, and the vulnerable in society, are all targets of this form of adhoc political ideology. The reduction of the population to “serfdom”, to enable the so called “free enterprisers, big business and big government” to achieve their economic and social agenda's, is the ultimate goal.

    The “charter of rights” is something that this ideology has to work around, to achieve its ends. One has to wonder about the “conservative” thoughts, with regard to this topic.

    The parallel's in history, to this form of ideolgy, are numerous and always are the same, economic downturn, strife and ultimatley some form of social revolution. Think 1930's and 1960's. The rise of facism and the communist witch hunt era, were predicated on fear. What we have now is an idea predicated, on economic fear. If you don't build pipelines, reduce spending, reduce wages and do what we tell you…I'm sure you get my drift.

    Solutions…more involvment at the grass roots, political and otherwise, stand up for rights, demand your piece of the economic pie, and do not let the fear mongers win. The more the powers at be, see that the population does not like or want the agenda they propose, the faster poltical winds change. It has been done before, and it can be done again.


  5. In addition to his cowardly proroguing parliament he was also the only Prime Minister in history to be found guilty of Contempt of Parliament.
    The day this evil creature cheated to get a gruel thin majority will go down as the blackest day in Canadian history.

    The Council of Canadians is supporting applications under the Canada Elections Act by individual Canadians seeking to overturn federal election results in seven ridings. The legal actions to annul results are based on evidence of irregularities, fraud and other activities which affected the outcome of the elections.
    The Canada Elections Act gives effect to that right by empowering electors to seek a court order restoring that democratic franchise where it has been fraudulently or illegally taken from them.

    The above was taken from the Council of Canadians web site. If you believe that the Harper/CRAP/CONS cheated to win, contact them and donate to the cause.



  6. Harper and his Conservatives, have no morals or ethics, what-so-ever. Neither do the Campbell/Clark BC Liberals. All of them lie, deceive, thieve, use dirty tactics, dirty politics and cheat to win.

    Campbell has the dirtiest, most corrupt and foul political record, in Canadian history. Campbell's theft and corrupt sale of the BCR, is the sleaziest crime, in this Nations recorded history. Harper rewards him with the post of, High Commissioner to England, for doing Harper's dirty work for him. Campbell twice lied, to be re-elected. He and Harper scammed the HST and forced the illegal tax, upon the BC people.

    Harper and his Conservatives, are the only ones under investigation for the election fraud and the robo-calls. I firmly believe. Over half of Canadians did not want Harper as P.M…he knew it, he cheated. Now, 70% of Canadians, want Harper gone.

    Thanks for the reference of, the Council of Canadians, anon 10:29


  7. This brings up the topic of Treason…or to do harm to ones country. How is it that serving governments can, through “party” policy, dictate to the populace, potentially fraudulent statements, and use denial when they are confronted, or opposed?

    Specific case(s) in point the F35 issue, the Robo-call issue, and now the bank bailout issue. While not “harm” to the country per se, this deniability, is being perceived by the electorate, as harmful to our democracy, and ultimately the fiscal position, of the country.

    If the “intent” of such statements, and or policies, is for the good of the country, it is acceptable. If however, the “intent” is self serving to the party, and in conflict with democratic principles, and not in the public intrest, it could be construed as “treasonous”. Certain governments in this country, are attempting and failing to use a model of governance, that ignores many democratic and parlaimentary principles.This is being done order to fulfill, “separate agenda's” from those of the electorate. This is leading to the “demise” of our democratic principles, and is destroying the concept of integrity, accountablity, and serving the electorate in an open and balanced way.

    So then, are governments that “practice” this form of governance…Treasonous? One has to really think about this one.

    Corporate “highjacking” of the democratic system, must not be tolerated, by the electorate, if any meaningful form of democracy, is to continue.


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