Harper creating 13 kinds of citizens

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Jan. 19, 2012
During his years with the National Citizens’ Coalition… Stephen Harper refined his opposition to “big government,” particularly medicare, and formulated his “strict constructionist” approach to the constitution to better attack a Canada he once openly derided as “a second-tier socialistic country.”… His disrespect for the provinces is a clear violation of the Constitution Act of 1982. It is as much a part of Canada’s Constitution as the BNA Act. Sec. 36 (1) states that “Parliament and the legislatures… are committed to promoting equal opportunities for the well-being of Canadians…

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Ignatieff defaults to the right

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

July 7, 2010
“…he isn’t losing to a worthy opponent, or even to a sweeping change of popular sentiment…” He’s losing because his default instinct is always right-wing… Paul Adams believes the Liberals have “overlearned” the disastrous lesson of their 2008 Green Shift carbon tax imbroglio. Fearful of policy, they became tactical… This led to the most negative impulse Canadians have about the Liberal party; that it’s only objective is power… By making the deficit his overriding priority, he made jobs, education, health care, day care, pensions, and so on, secondary: a wish list for another day.”

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