rabble.ca series - Harper's Assault on Democracy

rabble.ca series - Harper's Assault on Democracy

rabble.ca columnist Murray Dobbin details the harm Prime Minister Stephen Harper is doing to the political and social fabric of Canada in a new essay commissioned by The Council of Canadians. The complete series will constitute 10 parts published between March and April 2010.

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Apr 17 2014 | by Linda McQuaig | It's striking that some of the leading figures pushing the Conservative government's anti-democratic agenda are unelected, Harper-appointed senators from prominent, wealthy families.
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Apr 9 2014 | by Arash Falasiri | The latest Freedom House report suggests that 80 per cent of Russians believe that political and economic strength are more important than a "good democracy." Is this the new Russian power bloc?
Apr 7 2014 | by Murray Dobbin | Perhaps the best possible response of democracy activists to this loathsome piece of legislation would be to treat it as a useful crisis and use it to galvanize the electorate.
Apr 4 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | Harper's 'democracy' Minister was being slippery when he told the House we only need one of 39 pieces of ID to vote, and that Canada does not ever require photo ID.
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Apr 2 2014 | by Erika Shaker | Remember when Pierre Poilievre ran an essay contest for students that was really a guise to support the Conservative agenda? Well, doesn't it now seem like a test run for the Fair Elections Act?
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Mar 27 2014 | by rabble staff | The Harper government is showing a disturbing pattern of anti-democratic abuses. Here are (just) 13 examples!
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Mar 27 2014 | by Phil Elder | The Conservatives have shown a pattern of anti-democratic abuses. Here are 13 examples with two themes: (1) ignoring the rule of law and (2) flouting the traditional processes of democracy.
Mar 25 2014 | by rabble staff | Today is the National Day of Action to stop the Conservatives' Fair Elections Act. rabble has done some excellent coverage: here are the Top Five posts on the UnFair Elections Act.
Mar 25 2014 | by rabble staff | Down with the UnFair Elections Act, up with democracy! Here are rabble's top five posts on the Fair Elections Act.
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Mar 25 2014 | by Craig Scott | MP Craig Scott sees no fewer than 20 serious problems with the Fair Elections Act, but has clustered them into three themes: voter suppression, "fighting" electoral fraud and money and politics.