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25 Reasons Why Stephen Harper Is Bad For Canada

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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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Found this today while googling why does everybody hate Stephen Harper..

Had a chuckle over it and I have to say, these things are not ok, and why the hell did Canadians some how forget this crook, was...a crook?

25 Reasons


3. Turned Canada's Surplus into DebtIn 1993, the Conservatives chalked up a $38 Billion deficit. By 2006, under non-conservative leadership, this had been turned around into a $16 Billion surplus. Four years later, and Harper's Conservatives have returned Canada to a record $56 Billion deficit.



2. Cheated in the 2006 ElectionIn Spring of 2011, a federal court found that Harper's Conservatives wilfully violated the $18.3 million election spending limit, during the campaign which originally brought them to power in 2006. 4 Conservatives (including 2 Conservative Senators) currently face charges and possible jail time.



11. Loosened regulations to allow more chemical residues on your foodSince taking office, Stephen Harper has weakened regulations so that more pesticide residues can be left on your fruits and vegetables. The plan is to bring Canadian regulations in line with U.S. Levels, which can be up to 100 times higher. Under additional new regulations, corporate food producers will be allowed to conduct their own safety inspections. In 2008, when Luc Pomerleau, a biologist at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with a flawless 20 year record with the agency, leaked these plans, he was immediately fired. Since then, the listeriosis meat outbreak killed 17 Canadians.



13. Report an unsafe nuclear reactor; get fired.In 2008, Linda Keen, President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, reported that the aging Chalk River nuclear facility was at a risk 1000 times greater than the international average. Harper quickly fired her.



16. Refusal to sign UN declaration designating clean water as a human right.In the 2011 budget, the Harper government failed to allocate any new funding for drinking water on First Nations reserves. 100 First Nations communities currently have water advisories, including 49 communities which are high risk. He also refuses to sign the UN declaration designating clean water as a human right.


Those are some of the ones there...

So tell me fellow Canadians, how can you trust this man? How can you tell me that is leading Canada in the way that we as Canadians want?

He doesn't.

~Tenth




posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:23 AM
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Haven't read the list yet but surprised they only found 25 reasons. I knew from day one that a Conservative majority was bad news. I'll come back and add my own reasons if I don't see them on their list



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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Who completely trusts any politician? It’s a matter of “lesser of two evil” is some cases and whose lies are better than others.

The new election scandal with automated messages and such have definitely damaged my opinion of our political system. None the less, as in the states, our next leader after harper will try and pull the same thing…

Politics is a strange beast to try and fully comprehend.

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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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I do not trust this government one bit my friend. And i am hearing a growing number of people in the general public starting to realize that this is not what we want, the more the cons push against canadians.

The more the pressure builds... And i am glad. He is smashing our country and the vision of our country into smithereens. He is following the agenda, just like all the other leaders in the developing world. He's a #ing shill.

I personally think our political system is broken. All of them are. We need real change (like you know, the whole corporate personhood thing) and powerful lobbyists and all that trash.

There are honest people that just can't do anything, evil has a way of suppressing good. But i tend to think that there is a critical mass going on. The protesting all over the world, Canadians just need that one thing that will set them off. I dont know what it is, but when it happens. We'll know. Most people are just tired of this political system, realizing it failed years ago and now its just a puppet show. I don't blame them. Its mind numbing.


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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:33 AM
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There were 200 thousand people protesting in Montreal last month.

We almost burnt down a city over a hockey game last year.

Canadians are fed up my friend, more so than you or I would think I'm guessing. It's just a matter of time before something really big happens.

Mind you we suffer from 8 months of winter every year and that puts a serious damper on our ability to get things done protest wise. I know that's not a great excuse or anything, but between putting food on the table and paying your electrical bill during those 8 months, it's pretty damn hard to try and find time to picket.

~Tenth



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
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There were 200 thousand people protesting in Montreal last month.

We almost burnt down a city over a hockey game last year.

Canadians are fed up my friend, more so than you or I would think I'm guessing. It's just a matter of time before something really big happens.

Mind you we suffer from 8 months of winter every year and that puts a serious damper on our ability to get things done protest wise. I know that's not a great excuse or anything, but between putting food on the table and paying your electrical bill during those 8 months, it's pretty damn hard to try and find time to picket.

~Tenth


Haha 8 months of winter is right =P
Yeah, montreal has been going crazy here for awhile, but the quebecois have a long history of defending their education system. The rest of canada doesn't so it didn't really seem to extend to a vast amount of people outside of french-canada.

As for the hockey game.. yeah i think canadians are frustrated. They just don't know what to be frustrated at. You know what i mean? The cause is so convoluted and the media so slanted that most canadians really don't know whats going on. So they snap at a hockey game.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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That was a very good list of reasons to not trust Harper's government, here are a few more in my opinion:

Conservative Bill C-30 will let police spy on Canadians online

One can only congratulate Canada’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews for taking George W. Bush’s Churchillian call to freedom in 2001 — “you’re either with us or with the terrorists” — and raising him one with Monday’s House of Commons classic, “He can either stand with us or with the child pornographers.”

That quote ticked me off! Just because I don't agree with warrantless spying then I am a child pornographer! WTF?



Bill C-30 includes, as CBC.ca reports online: requiring telecommunications and Internet providers to give up subscriber data, including name, address, mobile phone number and IP address (your online ID). And that’s before they get a warrant.

The bill also forces tech providers to provide police with a “back door” for easy surveillance. It also lets police get warrants to track any information sent online, who sent it and from where, and will let courts force other parties to preserve electronic evidence.

ACTA - Wikipedia

The agreement was signed in October 2011 by Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States.


In June 2008, Canadian academic Michael Geist, writing for Copyright News, argued that "Government Should Lift Veil on ACTA Secrecy", noting that before documents leaked on the Internet, ACTA was shrouded in secrecy. Coverage of the documents by the Toronto Star "sparked widespread opposition as Canadians worry about the prospect of a trade deal that could lead to invasive searches of personal computers and increased surveillance of online activities."

Just another one of many Orwellian type mandates the Conservative government has tried to slip past Canadians. Hopefully the overwhelming rejection of ACTA by the EU will help shed some insight into this issue.

Cross-border policing provokes sovereignty worries

When the Conservative government passed its controversial omnibus budget bill last month, it included new powers for certain U.S. law enforcement agents that critics say could have ramifications for Canadian sovereignty.

The Integrated Cross Border Law Enforcement Operations Act now makes it possible for American officers to cross the border into Canada where, as the act states, they have "the same power to enforce an act of Parliament as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police."

This means they'll be armed and have the powers to arrest suspects in Canadian territory.

What? Really? And before any Americans point and laugh, it works both ways.

Now, small crews, made up of Canadian and U.S. officers specially designated and trained for cross-border policing, can go back and forth across the maritime border, all the while subject to the laws of the country they are in.

Now I know it is limited to the maritime border but certainly looks like it is paving the way for a broader scope in the future. I know an American officer must obey by our laws but do we have any guarantee they know exactly what our laws are? I'm a law abiding citizen but if a US official ever tried to arrest me on my own soil, I'd be sure to resist.

Fight over budget bill returns to House of Commons

Opposition parties are planning to introduce hundreds of deletions and changes to Bill C-38 in a last ditch effort to get the Conservatives to split it into a number of smaller bills.

"Any reasonable, conscientious member of Parliament who looks at this horrible bill is going to want to put together amendments that fix it," said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

I truly dislike the way that the Conservatives bunched together so many different changes to so many different laws into one bill. Seems like a blatant attempt to confuse and misguide all Canadians in order to implement whatever devious plans they have.

Nearly one-third of the Budget Implementation Act deals with changes to existing environmental legislation. It includes a new Environmental Assessment Act along with important changes to the Fisheries Act, the Species at Risk Act and the National Energy Board Act.

A third of a BUDGET bill deals with change to environmental legislation? See what I mean?

I bet they will continue this trend as well. I think the last elections wasn't a matter of if Harper was good for Canada, it was simply because there wasn't any other reasonable choice!

/Rant



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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Harper is owned, and he is not owned by the people of Canada. He is playing the innocent but his government is nothing short of treasonous. link to see who his bosses are
He has fired wayyyy too many scientists. According to one major network, policies will no longed be made based on science but on economics. /no surprise there Thread about scientists being fired

He is hellbent on cutting services to Canadians, and yet he has just pledged over 217 billion to the Afghan government.

That's enough for now. I think my blood pressire is going up as I write. We have been sold out and the signs are everywhere.


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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 10:25 PM
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I must say Harper's agenda is in line with higher ups.His ego Has not gone to where it belongs...The People!
Regardless of the future, he is not helping himself at this time.
In my eyes, I can only project shame for someone they once believed in.....
There is a difference for 'in service of one's self and in the service of others'
Your fate is to be measured in the same light as the rest of humanity.
Peace!



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