He’s not a man of subtleties, and recently Albertan Rob Wells outfitted his car with a bold message: “Fuck Harper.”
The Harper government chose the Friday afternoon of a long weekend, just before the Sunday launch of a federal election, to appoint a paid Kinder Morgan consultant to the National Energy Board (NEB) in a timed press release that critics say was an attempt to bury the news.
picketing will be criminalised, employers will be allowed to hire agency staff to replace striking workers and the financial links between unions and the labour party are to be eroded, with members being asked to opt-in to a party political allegiance.
What would Jesus do? If you’re Conservative MP Wai Young, apparently the answer to that question is “enact C-51.”
The Conservative-backed anti-union Bill C-377 finally passed the Senate Tuesday night, so expect a constitutional challenge to follow. Unless it’s repealed first.
It’s a government that uses omnibus bills to ram through controversial new measures — and then limits debate on them.
In a stunning television interview, an Officer of the Parliament of Canada took only 60 seconds to spell out why a new piece of legislation proposed by the Conservatives would allow the government to cover-up an alleged crime by the RCMP and should alarm every Canadian.
The Conservative government’s anti-terrorism legislation has passed its final vote in the House of Commons, clearing the way for the bill to become law before Parliament rises for the summer.
The CBC freelancer just issued the nation its ultimate call to arms, challenging Canadians to fight Stephen Harper’s new anti-terrorism bill clause by clause, and word by word — and to refuse to cede an inch of freedom beyond what is needed.
Only a week after the Harper government asked supporters to sign a “sickening” online petition invoking negative stereotypes of First Nations, the Conservative Party of Canada has released a new and equally divisive petition to supporters, rallying against “face covering” during citizenship oaths.