Our Prime Minister, Stephan Harper has an enormous impact on our financial and our personal lives and at the same time he has a tremendous effect on our democracy, and where he is taking it. I preface my blog by stating that I am not a Harper fan. My purpose in writing this is not to bash our Prime Minister, rather, it is to protect what I see as Canada moving away from democracy and freedoms. I would like to report that our Prime Minister Harper is a great defender and promoter of Democracy, but I cannot. Our Prime Minister is a very talented and intelligent man, it is a shame that he isn’‘t using his skills and intellect for Canada’s betterment. This is the only speculation that you will find here, but I believe that our Prime Minister would rather rule sheep than inform Canadians about the issues and lead an informed public.
This article is not based on speculation. I have sought out statements by insiders and news articles that reveal the Stephan Harper. Insiders and those close to Harper reveal him.
These first two links are what present Conservative MP David Wilks told his constituents about the political realities in Ottawa, and in particularly under the leadership of Stephan Harper. Pay close attention to the You Tube Clip 2. David Wilks explains a way that the people of Canada can make a change in the rule of the Harper Government.
David Wilks Conservative MP on May 22nd(part1)
David Wilks meets with Revelstokians on May 22nd (part 2)
The preceding links were found at a link of a news article, “One MP is Not Going to Make a Difference”.
Like in all parties perks are given only to the good boys and girls that keep in line. Found at: http://www.canada.com/news/Rebellious+Tory+fighting+Harper+system/8181878/story.html
The article in part states: “Last week, B.C. Conservative Mark Warawa, supported by Albertans Brent Rathgeber and Leon Benoit, pushed to advance a non-binding motion condemning sex-selective abortion, and speak about it in the Commons.
The Langley MP was unable to do either, reportedly because of intervention from the Prime Minister’s Office”.
The article went on to say “Currently, a system of party discipline dating back to the country’s inception enables MPs to speak openly only during closed-door caucus meetings, after which a united front is presented to serve party interests”.
“In return for loyalty overseen by party whips, obedient MPs get to travel and receive higher-paying cabinet or committee posts”. So perks, or a form of bribery is very much alive in the Harper Government.
Conservative MPs accuse Harper government of muzzling them. In the article Conservative MP Mark Warawa accused his party of trying to prevent him from speaking out against sex-selection abortion. The article in part quotes Conservative Party Whip saying “Gordon O’Connor, the chief government whip who coordinates the Conservative caucus in the House, rejected the MPs’ complaints — saying they are merely members of a “team” who must play by the orders of their coach”. And of course, their coach is Stephan Harper.
Stephan Harper said that by the time he was through, we would not recognize Canada. Soon we will see American police, with guns, in Canada, and with the right to operate in Canada. What ever happened to Canada’s sovereignty?
Stephan Harper has trouble with strong female Cabinet Members in his caucus.
Harper pledges deadline to wrap up EU and India trade talks
Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged Thursday to clinch a free-trade deal with the European Union by 2012 and with India in 2013.These deals were kept secret, even during 2 elections while the negotiations were going on during the elections. And here we thought that Democracy is were political parties present what they propose to do, during the election, and then Canadians get to vote for the party that best represents the ideals that the voter agrees with. But in Harper keeping his hand secret where is the infomation to make an informed decision, and doing the political math, where is the democracy?
This illiterates the reason for Canadians losing trust of their National Government. From the news article, http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-among-least-trusted-leaders-poll-shows/article5187774/?service=mobile&buffer_share=1f570&utm_source=buffer we read from the Environics Institute. “The survey found only 16 per cent of Canadians place “a lot of trust” in their Prime Minister, putting Stephen Harper near the bottom among all leaders in the Americas….“In an international context, Harper has a lower level of trust than almost every other national leader in the hemisphere,”
One article (non insider) suggests that Harper is a potential Dictator. The article is called The Dictatorship of Stephen Harper.http://www.globalfreepress.org/contributors/canada/trevor-hill/3217-the-dictatorship-of-stephen-harper
Here’s the rub. Tom Mulcair today (Sat, April 14th) has called on voters to vote for him in the next election. Tom is still gambling with Canada’s Democracy, if Tom Mulcair really wanted to get rid of PM Harper he could negotiate with the willing Greens and possibly willing Liberals to only run only one candidates in every ridings. With only 37.65% of Conservative voters last time the full force of the 62.35% of non Conservative voters would crush the Harper Machine. Tom if you really care about Canadians, unite 1 candidate only per riding under a “no Harper flag” to restore our Democracy.
- Secrecy and ethics cast dark cloud on Stephen Harper’s government: poll (o.canada.com)
- Half of Canadians think Stephen Harper has a ‘hidden agenda’: poll (news.nationalpost.com)
- How a backbench revolt turned into a debate over the power of all MPs (macleans.ca)
- What We Can Learn From Ralph Klein (pushinback.wordpress.com)