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Activist Communique: Dear Stephen Harper sir, may I please has a job?

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Activist Communique: Dear Stephen Harper, may I please has a job?


I am pleased to reprint this open letter to Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, by Torontonian Melvinder Singh.


“Dear Prime Minister Harper, 
My name is Melvinder Singh. I am a university educated, computer literate taxpayer. I have sent out 137 resumes in the last 4 months to find a full time job. One with benefits, one that pays a living wage. 

I have not found one.

I'm about to spend the next 8 hours patrolling outdoor parking lots in -30 weather in an effort to make ends me. 

For $11.00 a hour. 

At that wage, my ends don't so much meet as wave forlornly at each other from a widening chasm which threatens to swallow the middle class whole.

Tell me again how the economy is improving, sir. 

Tell me again how we are on much better economic footing right now.

Your administration says that the idea of class warfare is 'reactionary rhetoric' from the elitist Left. 

I agree with you. 

I was a soldier once so I know something of warfare. 

It isn't war when one side has all the guns and proceeds to systematically annihilate the other.

It's genocide. 

I accuse you of class genocide, Mr. Prime Minister. 

Melvinder Singh”




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