This article speaks to how Harper is diminishing and weakening the country by dismantling the government by stealth. He's right of course. Harper's pal Flanagan has admitted it on more than one occasion.
Sadly, it's not written about much. Perhaps that is due to how they go about it. It's quiet and presented in a manner that doesn't sound alarming, but alarm bells should be going off all over. Or maybe it's because our journalists are too busy writing about nonsense.
This morning we learned that the Con's are denying Arts grants. Presumably because those who applied were 'left wing' groups . Talk about putting your regressive ideology out there. Now, David Aikin further reports that they are cutting this program, Trade Routes.
What is Trade Routes?
Trade Routes is a comprehensive trade development program specifically designed for Canada’s arts and cultural sector. The program helps profit and not-for-profit organizations in the arts and cultural sector prepare to export and sell in international markets.
Message to the Arts community? You're on your own pal...free market...left wing....blah, blah. For a PM trying to look moderate, this is quite the move.
Of course we all remember Bill C-10. Well I guess that was only the beginning.
I'll have to go back to verify just exactly how much has been cut by this government but a few programs stand out. They are the Court Challenges program, the Law Reform Commission and as a commenter reminded me the other day, the Status of Women program. Dion has committed to reinstating these, btw.
Feel free to add to the list.
So, do we need an election? Absolutely. Do we need more journalists actually reporting on what matters to Canadians? Well, that's the understatement of the past 2 years if you ask me.
Donate what you can to help Harper move back to Calgary.