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.
The Harper government is showing a disturbing pattern of anti-democratic abuses. Here are (just) 13 examples!
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.
David J. Climenhaga
If a few Canadian military veterans turn their backs on Tory politicians this morning, let's remember it was Conservatives who set the stage for Remembrance Day to become a political event.
Harper Economics take the worst elements of public and private sectors, wedding them in an approach that serves neither and is destined to undermine economic, social. and environmental values.
The growing discontent with the Office of Religious Freedom parallels an increased dissatisfaction among the religious far-right with the Harper government over policy.
If these by-elections pre-sage anything it is that if progressives don't find strategies for surmounting vote fragmentation the Harper Conservatives may ride up the middle to majority victory in 2015.
Today, Democracy Watch called on the federal Conservatives to introduce the bill to ban false election robocalls and strengthen election law enforcement that they promised to introduce.
There is no place where the nonsensical ideologically driven agenda of the Harper Conservatives runs more spectacularly aground on environmental and economic shoals than in the case of carbon pricing.
It wasn't until the details of the 420 pages of C-38 came to light that I realized that Stephen Harper is doing something extraordinary for the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812.