Monuments are only a small part of the whole that, perhaps, will at last get fully exposed to a distracted public before the upcoming election.
Late Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 44 to 28, the Senate approved the government's overkill anti-terrorism legislation, Bill C-51, without amendment. What more is there to say or do at such a moment?
The Harper government has accelerated its assault on Canada's democracy recently with the misuse of taxpayer money and abusing the rule of law.
Canadian politicians are keen to talk about the economy for the upcoming federal election. But, there is another important issue at stake in Canada.
A small Toronto think-tank has been winning court battles that would oblige the government to borrow money from its own bank rather than impoverishing itself in the interests of finance capital.
Stephen Harper met Cuban President Raúl Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City last weekend and used his time with the Cuban leader to lecture him on democracy.
The government needed just three hearings on C-51 to decide what changes to the bill it could accept for the sake of appearing to respect the democratic process while getting tough on terrorism.
The extent to which the institutions of democracy can be assaulted and eroded is directly proportional to the level of civic literacy. In Canada, the need to increase it has never been higher.
These days, portraying Canada's Conservatives as fascists may seem appropriate. That advanced study in political science is required to know why they are not says a lot about Canada today.
Canada is facing a democratic crisis. Where is everybody?