Part of 2012 Harper Contemptable Budget
Canada now has a government virtually in hiding as it acts in a manner of a dictatorial regime not unknown in the middle east. Our dictator is PM Stephen Harper with a black agenda that is beginning to surface very quickly as the Haprer 'government' strives to ruin Canada through the next few years this strong majority has.
A strong majority gives this government a lot of power over Canadians and their futures. But a majority is only a part of a democracy and it is only a majority in the House of Commons where, according to the democratic process, is the real government of Canada where everything must be discussed honestly and in total. However, the Harper Conservatives have decided to deplorably reduce this process and to act with the autonomy of a regime.
The courts, and most especially the Supreme Court of Canada, are a part of our democracy and they are there to determine the validity of Bills passed in the House. The Bill passed in the House, will very limited debate and little or no consultation with the Wheat Board or the farmers involved with the Wheat Board, was determined to be unlawful by the Supreme Court. Nevertheless, the Harper 'government', decided, though not given an appeal yet, to follow through with its illegal legislation in, many will agree, in complete contempt of the Supreme Court of Canada.
But this was to be only the beginning of the complete contempt for most Canadians and Canadian values. Just recently they tabled a new budget and began to force a rushed debate upon this budget that has been set up to begin the eventual destruction of Canada. I'm not prepared, yet, to call Harper a traitor to Canada but I'm sure some folks are. I don't think they're far off the mark when looking at this budget and to envisage the one to follow.
This budget is very, very far reaching and is much more than a budget is expected to be. For one thing it is a piece of legislation determined to rid Canada of its environmental protections. The Harper 'government' has fired a host of environmental scientists that work to try to ensure that our environment remains relatively clean and safe for us all. Harper does not appreciate science or environmental protection at all. I do wonder how much he has invested in Big Oil. It's also interesting to note that Big Oil in Alberta is being subsidized by all Canadian's tax dollars.
Jack Layton, in 2011, presented figures that showed that every Canadian presents Big Oil with a $75 gift via their hard earned money. His estimates in 2011 revealed that Canadians gift rich oil companies about $2 billion per year. It seems clear our Federal Government is in favour of corporate welfare and in further lining the pockets of the rich 1%. It's interesting to note that the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers estimate that oil reserves in Canada are second only to those of Saudi Arabia. But does that mean we deserve a Sultan, too?
Part of the pretencs in this radical Conservative budget is that it has been created to stop deficit financing. It seems odd that Big Oil continues to get billions in value from Canadians as they reap the benefits of selling our oil for huge profits. At the same time environmental standards are continued to be blown to hell as Big Oil is less than responsible for its environmental exploitation. Now, with the shutting up of scientists as they are now barred from relating anything about their work and the destruction of our environment they are also being fired at record rates and whole environmental watchdog systems are being shut down. There will be nothing to report on the filth seeping into our clean water systems.
Interestingly, PM Harper wants to protect our north. However, though the north is already a good measure of Climate Change there is absolutely nothing in this budget with regard to Climate Change and Canada's response to this change in our great expanse of northern areas. Harper, of course, is a Climate Change denier, for all intents and purposes. He does not want to hear of this, ergo, get rid of those damned educated scientists. Harper seems to clearly subscribe to the fairy tale that 'what you don't know won't hurt you' with regard to science. I wouldn't be surprised if he took his children to the Creationist Museum down south.
Of course, this budget, which focuses upon heavy industrialization in the Alberta oil patch and to accelerate the filthy processes of extracting oil from tar at the same instance looks to pipe crude through the states along a new pipeline to Texas oil refineries rather than Canada adding value to its crude by having it refined here and then sold. Could produce a lot more Canadian jobs.
This Harper budget has also put aside $8 million to be spent over the next two years to restrict the political activities regarding Canadian charities. This is a huge attack upon the activities of environmental charities and, above the $8 million assigned to shut them up is deciding upon restricting money these charities glean from foreign sources. At the same time Big Oil lobbies are not restricted and their monies can come from anywhere to help 'enrich the minds' and the lives of our great politicians in Ottawa without fear of being contradicted by charitable lobbies already financed at levels of poverty below that of Big Oil lobbies.
With Harper involved it would seem that it is the conservation lobbies being firmly attacked in this case in harmony with the gagging of our scientists and the mass firing of our environmental scientists,
And, please remember that this was a government found in Contempt of Parliament by the Speaker of the House which was closely followed by a no-confidence vote in the House. This contempt of parliament finding was a finding of criminal offense where the Conservatives were found to have deliberately misled Parliament. It would seem that Canadian voters ignored this serious offense and allowed Harper a majority and he remains in contempt of Canadians and very, very close to another contempt of Parliament. As with the USA, when Harper speaks out about 'the rule of law' he considers himself to be above the rule of law.
I would like to end with a couple of Harper quotes which, seem to me, to put question as to his allegiance.
Stephen Harper speaking in the USA some years back:
"[Y]our country, and particularly your conservative movement, is a light and an inspiration to people in this country and across the world."
"It may not be true, but it's legendary that if you're like all Americans, you know almost nothing except for your own country. Which makes you probably knowledgeable about one more country than most Canadians."
Report Magazine, 2001
"It's past time the feds scrapped the Canada Health Act."
National Citizens Coalition Overview, Fall 1998
"Whether Canada ends up as one national government, or two national governments, or several national governments or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion."
Stephen Harper, who also it must be noted much prefers American News, seems to have quite a long hate-on for Canada and Canadians.