Let’s see. Last April we had the Maternal Health plan for the third world that didn’t include abortion. Harper is ant-choice.
In May it was the navy. The minister concerned–Mackay– says the navy has more money than ever before, but the actual amount, 1.97 billion, was down from 2.1 billion the year before.
In June, it was the G20. Remember, Harper’s fake lake, then the police response with people “kettled” in the streets of Toronto, in a violent thunderstorm, with no way out for hours. All part of the law and order agenda.
In July, the long form census, in which a senior civil servant had to resign because he couldn’t sign off on the statistical nonsense that is a voluntary, truncated census.
Last year, as revealed by The Canadian Press, Prime Minister Stephen Harper lunched in New York with Roger Ailes, president of Fox News, and Rupert Murdoch, who owns it. Kory Teneycke, Mr. Harper’s former spokesman, was also present at the unannounced event.
Mr. Teneycke later became the point man for Quebecor’s Pierre Karl Péladeau in his effort to create a right-wing television network modelled along the lines of Fox News. The new network is a high priority for Mr. Harper, for whom controlling the message has always been – witness his government vetting program – of paramount importance.
In September, I was involved in my vacation to Spain, which included a vacation from Canadian politics.
By January, Harper was “musing” on the death penalty. He wants more and bigger prisons as well. At the same time, American conservative and former more prisons cheerleader, started going around the continent telling people that recidivism is not reduced, rehabilitation fails, with an expanded system. The crime rate is dropping but the conservative base is fearful. They should be fearful of putting more young people into the finishing schools for criminals that our prisons have become.
In February, Minister Oda got caught in another lie, changing documents to make it seem that the civil service supported her position to deny funding to a charity that it for thirty-odd years. Did she do that on her own? Not a chance with Harper the micro-manager at the helm.
In March, we learned that it wasn’t the Government of Canada any more, but Harper’s Government. And that government was found in contempt of Parliament. He’s been contemptuous of Parliament from the beginning. It’s time for a change.
And all of this was done while he was in a minority position. What if he had a majority? Not with my vote and I’m one of those 60 plus women voters they’re trying so hard to recruit.