Stephen Harper has once more reached into a bag of parliamentary tricks to survive a possible stormy session, by prorogue Parliament until March 2010. Amazing at how his pit bull supporters all rally around this tactic, to in effect, DENY CANADIANS AN OPEN GOVERNMENT. Seems when things get tough for Mr. Harper and his band of deceitful liars, they simply whine to the Governor General, to adjourn Parliament.
The move to prorogue, or suspend, Parliament is widely seen as a strategic move by Harper to gain a majority on Senate committees while possibly also avoiding criticism over the Afghan detainee issue. ( source – CBC News )
He did it last December, with the economy in near ruins. Still is, though he won’t admit that, and now once more he is doing it, to avoid being held accountable for his actions with the Afghanistan Detainee issue, not to mention the affair into his stimulus cheque fiasco, where he has misused public money to promote his own party.
The shame is, many seem to not just care, or they can’t see the forest for the trees.
Stephen Harper campaigned both times, on providing Canada with an ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT. So how can they be held accountable, if they are off enjoying the Olympic Games in Vancouver?
I wonder, what happened to ‘Courage of One’s Convictions’? If Mr. Harper and his party (along with their foaming surrogates) are so certain of their programs working, that nothing wrong was done in turning over prisoners for torture, then why don’t they simply have the balls to defend their actions before Parliament? WHY CUT AND RUN?
If their Crime Bill, touted as being a make or break confidence issue is so important,why adjourn Parliament and have the bill die? Course the Long Gun Registry Bill will not die, but will go ahead when Parliament resumes, which will take away needed information from Law Enforcement, but hey, that is okay, right? AS LONG AS HARPER CAN WATCH THE OLYMPICS IN PERSON.
Common Sense should kick in here, and Canadians should simply turf this egomaniac out of office, as he has done nothing but bolster corporate earnings, on the backs of the consumer and worker. He has left us dangling, at the mercy of rampant corporate gouging, such as in his new cellular phone legislation, in his gutting of CIFA and consumer protection from not just poor workmanship, shoddy products, but from tainted food and medicines.
Stephen Harper has lied so many times, it seems people have forgotten, that honesty even exists in Government. They forget that he has failed to keep any campaign promises, has lied, and made people afraid. He has not got the guts, to stand and defend his failed policies, or to defend his support of hate, of torture. Instead he wants to stack the Senate so he can pass his further gutting of our social programs, to further pollute our lakes, rivers, and streams, all in order to support his corporate backers.