Of course, many Canadians cheered the judge’s ferocious attack on the thuggish behaviour of the Prime Minister’s Office. But a tougher condemnation of the Senate itself was surely in order. After all, there was Marjory LeBreton, on the day of Justice Vaillancourt’s decision, telling CBC’s Rosie Barton how pleased she was that the Senate had begun cleaning up some of its mess. Yet as Mr. Harper’s leader of the government in the Senate, Ms. LeBreton seems to have done nothing to clarify those damned mystifying rules that got the poor innocent old Duffster in so much trouble.
Harper accused the Liberals of plotting to form a government with support from the separatist Bloc Québécois. The Liberals traditionally drew more support in Quebec than any other federal party, just as Labour has in Scotland.
Mr. Harper and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander are being, at best, careless with their words, or at worst, deliberately fear-mongering to serve a political agenda. For example, C
the millions spent on advertising by a government that is otherwise fixated on austerity measures reveals a troubling set of priorities in this election year.
the prime minister is using fascist techniques to push the bill
The Harper government consistently refuses to address the issue saying it is, “Not high on the government’s radar.”
The most arbitrary government Canada has ever had is transforming the country into a war-mongering, arms-selling police state while the nation debates recipes and political soap opera. #HarperMustGo
Experts and commentators have called the bill, which will create a secret police force for Harper: terrifying, illegal, unconstitutional, dictatorial and totalitarianism. In case you don’t know what totalitarianism means, it’s a term usually reserved for fascist (extremist or dictatorial) leaders that lead a centralist government that does not tolerate differences of opinion and tries to exercise dictatorial control over many aspects of public and private life — including thought.
the timing could not have been better for a federal government that appears to thrive on national security hysteria. After all, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, positioning himself as a wartime leader protecting Canadians from terrorists, had just introduced Bill C-51, legislation that would vastly increase the powers of Canada’s state security agencies.