Harper - In contempt of Canada. Exit stage left.

This week Canada learned that we will have our 4th federal election in 7 years. The Conservatives blame it on the Liberals. They seem to be conveniently forgetting that the current minority Conservative government was found in contempt of parliament. No one ‘did that to them’ they did that to themselves. Stephen Harper has run his office like a militant. He has snubbed the very parliamentary system we hold in such high regard, which is one of meeting to discuss the issues facing Canada. In Harper land it is his way and his way only, having to talk about issues with people 60% of Canadians DID vote for is a thorn in his side and he’s now been officially slapped on the wrist for it.

Stephen Harper is the first Prime Minister ever found in contempt of parliament, and he was the first to ever exercise his right to prorogue parliament the last time a vote was to be held in the house, that would have found him in contempt in parliament.

I am not a staunch Liberal or Conservative. At times I have voted for both parties. I don’t hate people who vote Conservative any more than I hate people who vote Liberal. What I do hate is this growing divide in Canada. On one side there are these people blindly supporting Harper because he has kept the economy comparably stable through one of the worst times for the worldwide economy. He was able to do that by maintaining a regulated system that was put in place by the Liberal government before him. In fact, the former liberal PM has been calling against a narrow nationalistic view of the financial markets beyond his post in office, in effect acting in the exact opposite direction our current PM is taking. Canada has lost its place of respect in the UN; we are no longer seen as an environmental steward but we CAN provide brand new fighter jets to the war machine pissing contests of the world. Hurray for us – O Canada.

But at what cost will Canada sit at the top of the economic ladder? Are we Canadians willing to go that far really? Are we willing to sell our agricultural land to China? To devastate old growth forests critical for clean air? Are we willing to turn our heads from seeing the environmental crimes being committed against indigenous communities? Are we so unwilling to lift our heads up and see this particular leader if given an unlikely majority could turn this into a country we don’t even recognise? THAT is in fact, what he WANTS.

The world’s oilmen love Harper, that is his chosen circle - big money and big oil. That is the stage Harper wants to stand on, that is where he seeks his standing ovation. Does that sound very Canadian to you?

This election I will vote Liberal. I’m voting liberal because any vote other than Liberal will support more Conservative seats in the legislature and that balloon needs the wind taken out of it.

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

1 comment

  • Janet Hansen

    Janet Hansen

    O my....this sounds way too familiar as your neighbor to the south. Keep speaking Carrie about these issues. America has long lost her voice to speak to those who continually promise to take these matters under control, but they are empty promises.

    O my....this sounds way too familiar as your neighbor to the south. Keep speaking Carrie about these issues. America has long lost her voice to speak to those who continually promise to take these matters under control, but they are empty promises.

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