Stephen Harper’s Canada: The Legacy of Tyrants


Cliffy
Free Thinker
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The real Stephen Harper could finally stand up, unbound and all but unopposed. When he did, there was more than a little of the tyrant on display. Which is not to use that word the way historians do to describe figures like the Roman despot Caligula. Caligula made his horse a senator; Harper merely handed an ambassadorship to the head of his RCMP security detail. No, I use the word “tyrant” the way the Greeks originally did – a simple descriptor of a style of governance that is essentially undemocratic or authoritarian, a claim I argue that the record indelibly and irrefutably bears out.
The new prime minister ushered in his majority government with a performance that both confirmed and contradicted some of his earlier pronouncements. It was true, as he once predicted, that the country was becoming unrecognizable through fundamental changes pushed through in his majority. Many of them had to do with the effective deconstruction of Canada’s democratic institutions. It was untrue, outrageously so, as he claimed, that he would be the prime minister of all Canadians after his election in 2011.


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captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Why is it that every time that some legislation or political practice that the thin-skinned disagree with, it magically morphs into dictatorial or tyrannical regimes?
 
Kreskin
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I must be living on a different planet because I don't see what brings on all the negativity about Harper. I think he has been a pretty decent PM.
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Why is it that every time that some legislation or political practice that the thin-skinned disagree with, it magically morphs into dictatorial or tyrannical regimes?

They are essentually control freeks. Everyone MUST be PC and swallow the koolaid. We don't need industry or jobs because the government will look after our needs and wants.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

I must be living on a different planet because I don't see what brings on all the negativity about Harper. I think he has been a pretty decent PM.

He is a big mean old conservative white guy . Isn't that enough .
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

They are essentually control freeks. Everyone MUST be PC and swallow the koolaid. We don't need industry or jobs because the government will look after our needs and wants.

Well, it is their right after all
 
Locutus
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All you need to know about the National Newswatch aggregate is that they always feature lunatic Michael Harris




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