The Harper Government™ Alphabet of Shame

Latest update: March 17, 2015
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By Gilles Seguin

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* Aboriginal Peoples / First Nations

------ promotion of and financial support for aboriginal education:
http://www.idlenomore.ca/turning_the_tide_on_educational_opportunities

------ Harper Tells AFN Chief: There Will Be No Movement On First Nations Education Plan
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/02/09/stephen-harper-afn-first-nations-education-plan_n_6646832.html

------ Aboriginal Organizations Hit With $60 Million In Cuts:
http://www.firstnationsdrum.com/2015/02/aboriginal-organizations-hit-with-60-million-in-cuts-inuit-organizations-hit-hardest/

------ Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada (Govt. report):
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6469851

------ Harper shows lack of respect:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/stephen-harper-s-comments-on-missing-murdered-aboriginal-women-show-lack-of-respect-1.2879154
See also Blackstock, Cindy (below)

* Abortion laws

------ How the abortion debate has reared its head in Parliament:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/how-the-abortion-debate-has-reared-its-head-in-parliament-1.1200237

* Accountability Act (federal)

------ Federal Accountability Act Introduced (April 11, 2006):
http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2006/04/11/federal-accountability-act-introduced

------ Federal Accountability Act:
Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Accountability_Act

------ Canadian Bar Association critique:
https://www.cba.org/cba/submissions/pdf/06-25-eng.pdf

* Adams, Eve (See Dimitri Soudas)

------ Liberals’ Eve Adams play a defensive move in attack-ad war:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/02/16/liberals-eve-adams-play-a-defensive-move-in-attack-ad-war-hbert.html

* Agenda, Harper

------ The Harper agenda prevails, whether he wins or loses:
http://www.macleans.ca/economy/economicanalysis/harpers-small-government-agenda-prevails-whether-he-wins-or-loses/

* Anders, Rob:

------ Ten Reasons why Rob Anders is Canada's worst M.P.:
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/10-reasons-rob-anders-canadas-worst-mp

* Attack Ads:

------ Justin Trudeau Attack Ads:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/news/justin-trudeau-attack-ads/

* Attawapiskat:

------ All About Attawapiskat:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/news/attawapiskat/

------ Ottawa demanding that Attawapiskat repay $1.8M in housing money:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/11/28/attawapiskat-first-nation-auditors_n_6238740.html

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B

* Baird, John ("Pitbull")

------ John Baird resigns: 'You need to be defined by your values ...":
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/john-baird-resigns-you-need-to-be-defined-by-your-values-1.2942832

------ The quotable John Baird, 2006-2015:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/john-baird-s-decade-in-federal-politics-13-quotes-to-remember-1.2943299

------ Paul Wells (Maclean's) on the departure of John Baird:
http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/exit-john-baird-stage-right/

------ John Baird's shoes won't be hard to fill:
http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/cohen-john-bairds-shoes-wont-be-hard-to-fill

------ Harper's pit bull leaves big hole:
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/harpers-pit-bull-leaves-big-hole-290882481.html

------ Good riddance, John Baird:
http://www.straight.com/news/818611/good-riddance-john-baird

* Bernier, Maxime

------ Maxime Bernier
http://www.macleans.ca/tag/maxime-bernier/

* Blackstock, Cindy

----- Cindy Blackstock is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.
http://voices-voix.ca/en/facts/profile/cindy-blackstock

* Brazeau, Senator Patrick

------ Suspended Senator Brazeau leaves rehab for a second time:
http://aptn.ca/news/2015/02/09/suspended-senator-brazeau-leaves-rehab-second-time/

------ Patrick Brazeau, suspended Canadian senator (Wikipedia):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Brazeau
(Scroll to the bottom of the Brazeau Wikipedia entry for links to 40 more online resources)

* Budgets and omnibus bills

------ Harper’s Ottawa is Omnibusted:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/harpers-ottawa-is-omnibusted/article21332975/

------ Ottawa wrong to ram through omnibus budget bills judge):
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Ottawa+wrong+through+omnibus+budget+bills+judge/10668483/story.html

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C

* C-51, Bill

------ Bill C-51: 4 Former PMs Call For Better Intelligence Accountability:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/02/19/former-pms-call-for-bette_n_6713018.html

------ Critics warn Bill C-51 not receiving the scrutiny it needs:
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-feb-23-2015-1.2967121/critics-warn-bill-c-51-not-receiving-the-scrutiny-it-needs-1.2967122

* Cadman, Chuck

----- Stephen Harper, Duffygate and the Cadman Affair: grounds for criminal charges?
http://paulsgraham.ca/2013/11/21/harper-duffygate-cadman-affair/

* Canada Pension Plan Reform

------ Flaherty blocks CPP improvement plans: provinces:
http://globalnews.ca/news/1033651/flaherty-blocks-cpp-improvement-plans-provinces/

------ The great pension divide: an in-depth look:
http://globalnews.ca/news/1001449/the-great-pension-divide-an-in-depth-look/

* Carson, Bruce

------ Bruce Carson, former PMO staffer, faces new charges:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bruce-carson-former-pmo-staffer-faces-new-charges-1.2639913

* CBC : The slow erosion of our last cross-country connection

------ Journalists : CBC Should Remain Free Of Political Interference:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/05/27/bill-c-60-cbc-tories-harper_n_3342683.html

------ Friends of Canadian Broadcasting:
http://www.friends.ca/

* Census long form questionnaire

------ Harper favours ideology over sociology:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2015/02/04/harper-favours-ideology-over-sociology.html

------ 500+ links to related resources:
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/2011_census_questionnaire.htm

* Charter of Rights and Freedoms

------ Ignoring anniversary of, & generally undermining the Charter:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/06/26/stephen-harper-charter-rights_n_5534875.html

------ Lawyers group : Harper not living up to duty to protect Charter:
http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/harper-not-living-up-to-duty-to-protect-charter-lawyers-group/

* Child care : $5 billion national child care plan scrapped in favour of selective and parsimonious Universal child care benefit

------ One more year without a national child care program:

Child poverty, NOT a federal responsibility!

----- Federal minister says child poverty falls under provincial jurisdiction
http://www.news1130.com/2013/12/15/federal-minister-says-child-poverty-not-ottawas-problem/

* China

------ Selling out to China:
http://elizabethmaymp.ca/news/publications/press-releases/2014/09/12/harper-sell-out-to-china-will-be-locked-in-elizabeth-may/

------ Harper deals with China, raises human rights issues:
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/09/harper-signs-2-5b-deals-with-china-and-raises-human-rights-issues-signalling-new-era-of-cooperation

* Clement, Tony - See Muskoka, Gazebos

* Climate change denial

------ Six possible reasons why Harper denies climate change:
http://www.troymedia.com/2015/02/21/6-possible-reasons-why-harper-denies-climate-change/

* Communications

------ Losing a press flack or two is reasonable. Losing eight looks careless:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/02/19/kelly-mcparland-losing-a-press-flack-or-two-is-reasonable-losing-eight-looks-careless/

* Contempt of Parliament

------ Conservatives ruled in contempt of Parliament:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2011/03/09/conservatives_ruled_in_contempt_of_parliament.html

* Corporations heart Cons (and vice versa!)

------ Canada's Tax Burden Shifting From Corporations Onto People:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/24/corporate-personal-taxes-canada_n_4333694.html

* Crime Rates Down? Get Down on Crime!

------ Crime rate plunging, incarceration rates skyrocketing:
http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2015/02/18/canadas-crime-rate-is-plunging-but-the-harper-governments-incarceration-rate-is-skyrocketing-whats-wrong-with-this-picture/#.VO3KzfnF9_A

* Culture of intimidation

------ Harper's divisive tactics are damaging Canadian civility:
http://nupge.ca/content/3253/harpers-divisive-tactics-are-damaging-canadian-civility-and-undermining-democratic

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* Deficit:
------ By 1993, the Cons under Mulroney ran up a $38 Billion deficit.
By 2006, under the Libs, this was turned into a $16 Billion surplus.
By 2010, Harper had run up a $56 Billion deficit.

http://catch22campaign.ca/profiles/blogs/22-reasons-to-stop-the-harper

* Del Mastro, Dean

------ The Totally Wonderful Downfall of Dean Del Mastro:
http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/2015/02/the-totally-wonderful-downfall-of-dean.html

* Democracy Under Fire

------ Harper History, Part 1 - The Early Years:
http://democracyunderfire.blogspot.ca/2015/01/harper-history-part-1-early-years.html

------ Harper History, Part 2 – In Opposition:
http://democracyunderfire.blogspot.ca/2015/02/harper-history-part-2-in-opposition.html

------ Harper History, Part 3 - First Con Minority:
http://democracyunderfire.blogspot.ca/2015/02/harper-history-part-3-first-con-minority.html

NOTE : The third part was posted on Feb. 22; Check the source link below for postings since that date.
Source: democracyunderfire.blogspot.ca

----- 13 examples of the Harper government's anti-democratic abuses
http://rabble.ca/news/2014/03/13-examples-harper-governments-anti-democratic-abuses

* Dictatorship, The Harper

----- Canada’s Elected Dictatorship
http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2014/07/23/canadas-elected-dictatorship/

* Dismantling social programs

------ Conservatives dismantling social programs built over generations:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/12/09/conservatives_dismantling_social_programs_built_over_generations.html

* Drug War, Harper's Failed
------ As U.S. pulls back, Canada continues the War on Drugs:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/as-us-pulls-back-canada-continues-the-war-on-drugs/article17825870/

* Duffy, Mike ("The Ole Duff")

------ As Duffy’s day in court draws closer, Harper loyalists should worry:
http://www.ipolitics.ca/2015/02/15/harris-on-duffy/

------ The Mike Duffy-Stephen Harper battle could end poorly for both : http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/09/16/the_mike_duffystephen_harper_battle_could_end_poorly_for_both_tim_harper.html

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* Economic Action Plan ads

------ ‘Economic Action Plan’ ads are wasteful taxpayer-funded Conservative propaganda : http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/09/17/economic_action_plan_ads_are_wasteful_conservative_propaganda_editorial.html

* Election fraud

------ Robocalls Election Fraud Ruling Prompts Calls For Accountability:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/05/28/robocalls-election-2011-fraud-ruling_n_3346148.html

* Employment insurance

------ Harper government’s EI changes could cost Canada thousands of jobs: Budget watchdog:
http://business.financialpost.com/2014/10/09/jobs-canada-pbo/

* Environmental/ecological damage

------ Crimes Against Ecology : Is the Harper government guilty? You be the judge:
http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/policy-and-politics/crimes-against-ecology

* Experimental Lakes Research

------ Experimental Lakes Area Shuttered By Tories:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03/19/experimental-lakes-area-tories-scientists_n_2910022.html

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F

* F-35 fiasco

------ The F-35 Has Turned Into A Trillion-Dollar Fiasco:
http://www.businessinsider.com/this-map-explains-the-f-35-fiasco-2014-8

----- F-35 procurement woes could disrupt relationships with allies:
https://www.wingsmagazine.com/news/f-35-procurement-woes-could-disrupt-relationships-with-allies-11630

* Family Tax Cut (a.k.a. income-splitting)

------ Stephen Harper announces family tax cut, child care benefit boost:
http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/politics/stephen-harper-announces-family-tax-cut-child-care-benefit-boost-1.2818591

* Fantino, Julian

----- Troubled Fantino dropped as Veterans Minister ahead of election:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-replaces-julian-fantino-as-veterans-minister/article22291591/

* Fascism, 14 Signs of

------ Is Stephen Harper displaying fascist-like tendencies?:
http://canadiandimension.com/articles/4486/

* Federal-provincial relations : all bilateral, all adversarial, all the time.

------ Harper’s “open federalism”:
http://policyoptions.irpp.org/issues/equalization-and-the-federal-spending-power/harpers-open-federalism-from-the-fiscal-imbalance-to-effective-collaborative-management-of-the-federation/

------ Growing tensions between Ottawa and the provinces:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/the-growing-tensions-between-ottawa-and-the-provinces-1.1168229

* Finley, Diane

----- Diane Finley broke conflict rules in Markham project, watchdog finds
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/03/10/diane-finley-broke-conflict-rules-in-markham-project-watchdog-finds.html

* Flanagan, Tom

------ ‘Stephen is a predator.’ Lunch with Tom Flanagan:
http://globalnews.ca/news/1182441/stephen-is-a-predator-lunch-with-tom-flanagan-back-in-action-but-not-in-politics/

------ How Tom Flanagan went from respected political scientist to pariah:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/how-tom-flanagan-went-from-respected-political-activist-to-pariah/article18232689/

* Ford, Rob

----- Rob Ford & Stephen Harper - BBQ "Hat Trick"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGdGQzGoKJc

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* Gazebos, Tony Clements - See Muskoka Gazebos

* G20 police violence

G20 report slams police for 'excessive' force:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/g20-report-slams-police-for-excessive-force-1.1137051

* Guergis, Helena (See Rahim Jaffer)

------ Ethics commissioner finds Guergis broke rules:
http://www.macleans.ca/general/ethics-commissioner-finds-guergis-broke-rules/

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* Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) cuts

------ Harper's Sales Tax: The PM and the HST:
http://rabble.ca/news/2009/10/harpers-sales-tax-pm-and-hst

------ Harper, why not? Here are 25 reasons (from 2011):
http://www.whynotharper.ca/

* Harper : Fascist or sociopath?

----- OMG - Stephen Harper is a Fascist???
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/harper_government.htm#fascist

----- OMG - Stephen Harper is a sociopath?
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/harper_government.htm#sociopath

* Helicopter rides for Minister McKay

----- MacKay's helicopter story doesn't fly, MPs say:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mackay-s-helicopter-story-doesn-t-fly-mps-say-1.1121363

* Helicopter procurement woes

----- Rescue Required: Canada’s Search-And-Rescue Aircraft Program
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/rescue-required-canadas-searchandrescue-aircraft-program-03350/#more-3350

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I

* Inequality of wealth and income

----- Income inequality nothing compared to wealth inequality in Canada: report
http://www.citynews.ca/2014/04/02/income-inequality-nothing-compared-to-wealth-inequality-in-canada-report/

----- Canadian CEO Pay Climbs Twice As Fast As Average Worker's Since 2008
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/01/01/canada-ceo-pay_n_6404918.html

* Information, control and destruction of

----- Why is the Harper Administration Throwing Away Entire Libraries?
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/desmog-canada/destruction-of-dfo-libraries_b_4569748.html

* International Humiliation re. Obligations and Covenants

----- Federal minister says child poverty falls under provincial (NOT federal) jurisdiction
http://www.news1130.com/2013/12/15/federal-minister-says-child-poverty-not-ottawas-problem/

----- UN Urges Canada to call inquiry into missing, murdered Native women
https://redpowermedia.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/un-urges-canada-to-call-inquiry-into-missing-murdered-native-women/

----- International Human Rights Organizations Take On Government of Canada in Homelessness Case
http://www.escr-net.org/node/365508

----- Canada rejects UN rights review of violence against aboriginal women
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/09/19/canada_rejects_un_rights_review_of_violence_against_aboriginal_women.html

--- Canada Gives Human Rights the Cold Shoulder: Disgraceful Response to UN Human Rights Review Contains No New Commitments
http://www.amnesty.ca/news/news-releases/canada-gives-human-rights-the-cold-shoulder-disgraceful-response-to-un-human-righ

----- Canada to UN: We'll decide what rights we will choose to observe...
http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/blog/canada_to_un__we_ll_decide_what_rights_we_will_choose_to_observe___/

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J

* Jaffer, Rahim (Helena Guergis' Eye Candy)
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/12/12/rahim* jaffer* lobbying* rules_n_1144235.html

* Jobs? more like McJobs
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/05/job* growth* canada* statscan_n_3022239.html

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K

* Keystone XL Tar Sands

----- Stephen Harper: Oil’s worst enemy
http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/stephen-harper-oils-worst-enemy/

--- How Harper misread Obama and botched Keystone XL
http://tarsandssolutions.org/in-the-media/how-harper-misread-obama-and-botched-keystone-xl

* Koch brothers

----- Harper is right: Foreign radicals are after the oil sands (The Koch brothers)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/second-reading/harper-is-right-foreign-radicals-are-after-the-oil-sands/article4209920/

----- Koch Brothers exposed
http://rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/2015/01/best-net/watch-koch-brothers-exposed

* Kinder Morgan

----- Five ways Stephen Harper made pipelines the most toxic issue in Canada today
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/5-ways-stephen-harper-made-pipelines-most-toxic-issue-canada-today

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L

* Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
[See F-35, above.]

* Long Gun Registry

----- Harper fears ‘back door’ resurrection of long-dead gun registry
http://www.news957.com/2014/10/17/harper-cites-spectre-of-long-dead-gun-registry-fears-back-door-resurrection/

--- Harper : "Bureaucrats want to bring long gun registry back"
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/bureaucrats-want-to-bring-long-gun-registry-back-harper-says/article21146619/

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* Media, control/muzzling of

--- How Harper controls the spin
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2008/05/26/how_harper_controls_the_spin.html

----- Conservative government spends $20M on media monitoring
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/conservative-government-spends-20m-on-media-monitoring

----- Today's media language a little too much like 1984's Newspeak
http://rabble.ca/news/2015/01/todays-media-language-little-too-much-1984s-newspeak

* Militarism vs peacekeeping

----- Stephen Harper, warmonger
http://induecourse.ca/stephen-harper-warmonger/

----- Canada Day in Harperland: Militarism, militarism, militarism
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2014/07/canada-day-harperland-militarism-militarism-militarism

--- Ralph Nader: Stephen Harper is selling the politics of fear
http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/politics/ralph-nader-stephen-harper-is-selling-the-politics-of-fear-1.2964072

* Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada

----- Harper and aboriginals not in same room, let alone on same page
http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/02/27/stephen-maher-stephen-harper-and-aboriginals-not-in-same-room-let-alone-on-same-page/

----- Stephen Harper's comments on missing, murdered aboriginal women show 'lack of respect'
http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/stephen-harper-s-comments-on-missing-murdered-aboriginal-women-show-lack-of-respect-1.2879154

* Muskoka, Gazebos (Tony Clement)

----- Gazebos and the governing morality
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/gazebos-and-the-governing-morality/article626964/

----- When building gazebos violates the public trust
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/when-building-gazebos-violates-the-public-trust/article582792/

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N

* National Aboriginal Health Organization (R.I.P.)
The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) closed on June 29, 2012.
All materials and resources were last updated at this time.
Its web site [ http://www.naho.ca/ ] will remain available until December 22, 2017.

* National Council of Welfare (R.I.P.)

----- Federal budget 2012: Ottawa axes National Council of Welfare
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/03/30/federal_budget_2012_ottawa_axes_national_council_on_welfare.html

* NGOs, now defunct, other

----- list of organizations whose funding has been cut or ended by the Harper government, including government agencies that supported civil society groups
http://rabble.ca/babble/national-news/organizations-have-been-defunded-harper-government

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O

* Omnibus budget bills

----- A Brief History of Harper’s Big Fat Omnibus Bills
http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/some-kind-of-monster-a-brief-history-of-harpers-big-fat-omnibus-bills-264

----- Harper’s Ottawa is Omnibusted
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/harpers-ottawa-is-omnibusted/article21332975/

* Oda, Bev and her $16 orange juice

----- Canada Minister Resigns After Buying $16 Orange Juice Outside Budget
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bev-oda-retiring-with-pride-and-no-oj-regrets-1.1191636

* Open government

----- Welcome to Canada’s new Open Government portal.
http://open.canada.ca/en

----- Open Government, one year on
http://o.canada.com/technology/open-government-one-year-on

* Old Age Security qualifying age going from 65 to 67

----- Changes to the Old Age Security Program
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/services/pensions/oas/changes/index.shtml

----- Don’t cut OAS. Cut the need for it
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/reforming-retirement-5-dont-cut-oas-cut-the-need-for-it/article23440108/

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* Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Duffy coverup

----- Duffy’s day in court is sure to shed light on Harper’s secretive PMO
http://www.ipolitics.ca/2015/03/15/duffys-day-in-court-sure-to-shed-light-on-harpers-secretive-pmo/

* Page, Kevin : Parliamentary Budget Officer

----- Former Budget Watchdog Kevin Page on Canada's 'Grotesquely Wrong Elites'
http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/03/10/Kevin-Page-Elites/

----- Huffington Post Canada : HuffPost Kevin Page
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/news/kevin-page/

* Privacy rights gutted by Bill C-51

----- Why The Anti-Terrorism Bill is Really an Anti-Privacy Bill
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2015/03/why-the-anti-terrorism-bill-is-really-an-anti-privacy-bill-bill-c-51s-evisceration-of-government-privacy/


* Prorogations of Parliament

----- Harper delays Commons by a month
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/governor-general-formally-prorogues-parliament/article14305321/

* Penitentiaries ($9 billion for more prisons)

----- Texas conservatives reject Harper's crime plan
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/texas-conservatives-reject-harper-s-crime-plan-1.1021017

----- Prison nation: What locking up more people is costing us
http://www.ipolitics.ca/2014/11/20/prison-nation-what-locking-up-more-people-is-costing-us/

* Policy- based evidence making (vs evidence- based policy making)

----- Why Harper Hates Evidence-Based Data
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mark-taliano/harper-defund-science_b_3971531.html

* Pierre Poilievre ("Terrorism is caused by terrorists!")

----- Reaction to Pierre Poilievre on terrorists as 'root cause of terrorism'
http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/politics/inside-politics-blog/2013/04/storifyd-reaction-to-pierre-poilievre-on-terrorists-as-root-cause-of-terrorists.html

* Public service cuts 19,200 positions

----- Public Service Cuts in 2012 Federal Budget
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/03/29/public-service-cuts-canada-2012-federal-budget_n_1384184.html

* Penashue, Peter

----- Peter Penashue Scandal (Huffington Post)
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/news/peter-penashue-scandal/

* Porter, Arthur (former head of Canada’s spy watchdog agency)

----- Arthur Porter: timeline of a corruption scandal
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/muhc/arthur-porter-timeline.html

* Politics of fear:

----- Ralph Nader : Stephen Harper is selling the politics of fear
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ralph-nader-stephen-harper-is-selling-the-politics-of-fear-1.2964072

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Q

* Question Period

----- Harper government lets the Question Period farce play on
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2014/09/30/harper_government_lets_the_question_period_farce_play_on_editorial.html

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R

* Robocalls

* Rathgeber, Brent

I stand alone
http://brentrathgeber.ca/i-stand-alone/

(...) "I barely recognize ourselves (CPC), and worse, I fear that we have morphed into what we once mocked."

 

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S

* Science spurned in favour of ideology; scientists muzzled and manipulated

----- Hundreds of World’s Scientists Ask Stephen Harper to Return Freedom to Science in Canada
http://desmog.ca/2014/10/22/hundreds-world-s-scientists-ask-stephen-harper-return-freedom-science-canada

* Safe Streets and Communities Act (mandatory sentencing)

----- Harper's 2004 Omnibus Crime Bill
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/news/omnibus-crime-bill/

----- Mandatory Minimums Sentences May Harm Some, Ottawa Says
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/18/mandatory-minimum-sentences-canada_n_2712202.html

* Senategate (Duffy, Wallin, Brazeau, Wright)

----- Senategate cheat sheet : Your guide to the scandal
http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/senategate-cheat-sheet-2/

* Senate Reform?

----- Canada's Senate Reform
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/news/canada-senate-reform/

* Sheikh, Munir
http://voices-voix.ca/en/facts/profile/munir-sheikh-0

* Sona, Michael (Robocalls)

* Soudas, Dimitri (Eve Adams Eye Candy...)

----- It’s all about Eve’ now, but it could be all about Dimitri later, and that’s bad for Harper
http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/02/09/john-ivison-will-soudas-follow-adams-to-liberal-party-harper-better-hope-not/
* Supreme Court of Canada & Chief Justice bullied & slandered

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T

* Transgressions, Harper Government™

----- ELECTION 2015: A Long List of the transgressions of the Harper government
http://www.pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10026:election-2015a-long-list-of-the-transgressions-of-the-harper-government

* Transparency

----- Stephen Harper’s war on transparency (parliamentary budget officer)
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/03/11/stephen_harpers_war_on_transparency_editorial.html

* Tax Cuts
* Temporary Foreign Worker Program
* Tkachuk, Senator David

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U

* Unions, War Against

* United Nations, recent reports critical of Canada's less than stellar record on children's rights, housing, food security and First Nations living conditions

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V
* Voter Suppression

* Veterans, abandoned

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W

* Women's Equality, Harper Government™ Unofficial Policy Regarding
[ http://www.robinsweb.com/humor/good_wife.html ]

* Women's programs, Federal funding cuts since 2006
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womencanngo.htm#fedcuts

* Women, Stephen Harper's War Against
* Women’s Health Contribution Program terminated
* Status of Women gutted
* Universal Daycare scrapped
* Court Challenges Program Cancelled
* Women’s Right to Pay Equity Trashed
* Abortion left out of Canada’s G8 Maternal Health funding
* Fewer Women appointed to Cabinet than Previous Governments
* Wright, Nigel
* Wallin, Senator Pamela
* War of 1812, over $28 million wasted
------ Conservatives draw fire for War of 1812 spending
http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/politics/conservatives-draw-fire-for-war-of-1812-spending-1.1265851

----- The Real Conservative Party Policy Regarding Women's Equality
http://tinyurl.com/2yw5j

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* Xenophobia
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Harper's rhetoric fuels racist and xenophobic expression
http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/harpers-rhetoric-fuels-racist-and-xenophobic-expression

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Y

* Youth unemployment twice the national average
------ For young job seekers, it’s still a tough market:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/for-young-job-seekers-its-still-a-tough-market/article21510438/

* Young, Wai : the line between protest and terrorism
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Pete+McMartin+Drawing+line+between+protest+terrorism/10875332/story.html

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Z

* Zajdel, Saulie (Montreal corruption)

----- Zajdel, Tory's "shadow candidate", now under the spotlight
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/saulie-zajdel-torys-shadow-candidate-now-under-the-spotlight

----- The 'shadow MP,' his salary, and his pub stop with Stephen Harper
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/the-shadow-mp-his-salary-and-his-pub-stop-with-stephen-harper-1.785327

* Zaccardelli, Giuliano

----- Zaccardelli denies coverup in RCMP pension fund scandal
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/zaccardelli-denies-coverup-in-rcmp-pension-fund-scandal-1.648600

----- RCMP's embattled chief quits over Arar testimony
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/rcmp-s-embattled-chief-quits-over-arar-testimony-1.615927

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Source:
Gilles Seguin
The Canadian Social Research Links Guy
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/personal.htm

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