Contempt for Parliament ☑ $1 Billion for G20 Toronto three-day summit ☑ $30 Billion untendered contract for new fighter jets ☑ : $9 Billion+ for new jails when crime rates are going down ☑ Canadian loss of sovereignty in secret border deal with US ☑ prorogued Parliament (twice shut down parliament in face of opposition) ☑ renamed the Government of Canada as "The Harper Government" ☑ Harper advisor prostitute scandal ☑ not winning ☑
And lest anyone forgets, a directive went out to public servants late last year that "Government of Canada" in federal communications should be replaced by the words "Harper Government."
So, let's consider that obscure but intriguing article, written in 1997 by two brainy conservatives, Tom Flanagan and Stephen Harper. Yes, it calls Canada "a benign dictatorship." Oh, and it's a passionate defence of coalition governments.
Courtesy of: TakeBackCanada
On Feb. 21, 2011, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent out a press release condemning the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters by Muammar Gaddafi's security forces. Gaddafi's reportedly bloody response rightly deserves condemnation but does Harper have a leg to stand on as a democratic and human rights advocate?
Harper funded the largest mass arrests in Canadian history during the June 2010 Toronto G20 Summit.
The intended comparison in this video is NOT between Canada and Libya or Harper and Gaddafi but between Harper's rhetoric (standing up for democracy and human rights) and his record (mass detention, police brutality). The intent was to show how his condemnation lacks credibility because of his record on protecting civil rights.
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