Essence of Majority Steve. A little dab ‘ll do ya.

Since the 2011 election we’ve seen a marked difference between Majority Stephen Harper and Minority Stephen Harper. One of these Steves pretended to be a moderate. Its not the Steve we’re seeing now.

Majority Steve has…

  1. Signed free trade agreements with some of the worst dictators in the world.  Columbia, Morocco, Honduras, …  And he is continuing a flurry of signings without so much as a pause.  “All this negotiating goes on against the backdrop of a $33 million budget cut for the Department of International Trade.” (iPolitics)  Used to be the powers that be at least pretended to consider the consequences for Canadian sovereignty, Canadian resources, and the quality of life; but Harper is more corporate lobbyist than Prime Minister.
  2. Authorized the use of intelligence obtained through torture, which essentially gives countries that routinely torture the nod. (Canadian Maher Arar, tortured in Syria, must be thrilled).
  3. Drafted a bill (C30) designed to create a virtual police state in Canada. Vic Toews, a teen babysitter-impregnating, fraud convicted, family values conservative and then the Minister of Public Safety in charge of this bill, called Canadians who opposed it “pedophile supporters”.  Harper hasn’t uttered one word about Toews’ generalized slander.
  4. Revised the definition of terrorist threat to include citizens who oppose oil pipelines and people who protest any G8 event.  Harper labels such people “anti-capitalists”.
  5. Plans for a much expanded CSIS and $19 billion prisons Canada doesn’t need.
  6. Continuously ignores evidence from the Pentagon that the F-35 jets are a boondoggle in the making.  Misrepresented the cost of the F-35s to Parliament and the Canadian public.
  7. Has decided China is a role model for state capitalism. Human rights advocacy is so yesterday.
  8.  Reduced corporate tax rates AGAIN, while raising taxes & premiums for the middle class.
  9. Raised the eligibility age for OAS (and GIS received by the poorest seniors) to 67 from 65, despite evidence from the Parliamentary Budget Office that there is no crisis in any of the public pension plans.
  10. Torched and dumped centuries of priceless, irreplaceable environmental archives, because heaven forbid science get in the way of the oil and gas industry polluting Canada’s environment.
  11.  Permits Tory backbenchers to run wild at the mouth about everything from abortion to the death penalty.  When Justin Trudeau poked fun at Toews for calling Canadians pedophile enablers, he was chastized, but Larry Miller calling the opposition Nazis for supporting gun control got a big pass.

None of the above (which represent the tip of the dirty CONberg) were mentioned once during his 2011 robofraud-plagued campaign.

A brief history of Conservative election fraud is a long read

Federal judge confirms conservative election fraud in 2011 vote

The courts have confirmed that the robocalls were election fraud,and that these crimes were committed using the Conservative Party of Canada’s database, CIMS.

Fraudulent election calls traced to Edmonton firm with Tory links.

At least 14 election ridings blitzed with live calls from fake Liberals (conservatives impersonating liberals).

Conservatives’ ‘in-and-out’ scandal was a Canadian political scandal involving improper election spending on the part of the Conservative Party of Canada during the closely contested 2006 federal election. Parliamentary hearings into the issue led to a deadlocking of various committees, and then to the snap election in 2008. On March 6 2012, charges were dropped as part of a plea deal in which the Conservative Party of Canada and its fundraising arm pleaded guilty to exceeding election spending limits and submitting fraudulent election records, and agreed to repay $230,198.00 for its role in violating Canadian election spending laws.

Investigation of Conservative ‘in-and-out’ money-laundering scheme cost taxpayers $2.3-million

Disgraced Tory minister Peter Penashue launches by-election campaign after stepping down under a cloud over illegal campaign donations accepted in 2011. Harper supported his re-election bid.

Dean Del Mastro, Tory MP and a senior member of Harper’s cabinet is facing four charges in connection with allegations that he exceeded his campaign spending limit and filed a false accounting of the expenses incurred to win office in the 2008 federal election.

Elections watchdog says Ted Opitz exceeded campaign limit in 2008

Conservative Vic Toews plead guilty to election overspending in Manitoba in 1999. Despite his criminal conviction, Harper made him Minister of Public Safety and put him in charge of security.

The Conservative Party under Stephen Harper has never run a clean election campaign in any election. Stephen Harper is rewriting Canada’s Elections Act to prohibit the Chief Elections Officer from educating Canadians about voter rights.

A vote for Stephen Harper’s party is a vote against law, order, and democracy.

“Unrecognizable” means a complete makeover

“You won’t recognize Canada when I get
through with it.”
~Stephen Harper May 5, 2006

When Harper said Canada would cease to be recognizable when he got through with it, no one asked him how come, or how so, or what’s wrong with Canada.  No one asked him what he would change and why he would change it.

“Unrecognizable” means a complete makeover. So why didn’t anyone ask him what was wrong with Canada that it needed to be dismantled and reconstructed.

And if you recall, in 2006, Harper promised his party was reasonable, that he was a moderate. There was no “hidden agenda.”

I don’t recall Harper mentioning in any of his election campaigns plans to spy on Canadians, reform eligibility requirements for OAS, lay off  hundreds of top scientists and burn 20 years of public science research, gut data services, cancel the long form mandatory census, deny veterans pensions and disability benefits, gut the laws that protected Canada’s water bodies for 100 years, rewrite the elections act to make voting harder for disenfranchised groups and prevent the Elections Chief from speaking about voters rights. Harper mentioned none of these plans, all of which are extreme, not moderate changes.

You won’t recognize Canada when I get through with it.”   Is threatening language.

“But nobody seemed to notice and nobody seemed to care.” ~George Carlin