I always knew Stephen Harper was going to be a terrible Prime Minister, when somebody who knew him well told me he thought he owned the truth.
But I only realized how dangerous he was when the very first thing he did when he was elected was declare war on women.
By ordering his minions to erase the words "women's equality" from every document on the Status of Women.
And now he's done it again.
The Harper government has spent millions to commemorate the War of 1812 and other episodes from Canadian history, but has also erased at least one inspiring piece of the past.
Therese Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981, has been quietly removed from a national honour, to be replaced by an volunteer award bearing the prime minister’s banner.
In a way that couldn't be more outrageous or more disgusting. By removing the name of Thérèse Casgrain from a volunteer award, and naming it after himself.
Even though Casgrain was a great Canadian who thoroughly deserved the honour...
Casgrain fought for the right of Quebec women to vote, which they finally won in 1940. She also became the first female leader of a political party in Canada, heading the CCF in Quebec, and was appointed to the Senate in 1970 by Trudeau.
And even though Canadians have made it abundantly clear what they think of the idea of naming a volunteer award after the Prime Minister.
A $51,000 focus-group study commissioned by the federal government in late 2010 found strong resistance to naming a volunteer award after the prime minister.
“They (participants) were uncomfortable with the notion that through the reference to ‘Prime Minister’ there was the possibility that the awards might be perceived to be political in nature,” said the Harris-Decima report.
But still he did it. First he removed her image from a bank note...
An image of Casgrain and her namesake volunteer-award medal also disappeared from Canada’s $50 bank note in 2012, replaced by the image of an icebreaker on a new currency series. An image of the so-called Famous Five women was removed from the same bank note.
And now he's trying to bury her name.
So twisted is his diseased mind. And so monstrous is his misogyny.
For he has always treated women, even those in his own government, as less than men.
His wacko missionary church instructs him that women should be "subordinate."
And he simply cannot control himself...
And really what more can I say or do that I haven't said or done before?
Except wonder what sickness, or what voice in his head, is commanding him to be so foul?
Or wonder like Stephen Lautens, what will he do next?
Harper renames Therese Casgrain Volunteer Awards the "Prime Minister's Awards." In related news, Boy Scouts renamed "Harper Youth" #cdnpoli
— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) July 27, 2014
Or just repeat what I have been saying for more than eight long years.
This country will not be safe.
It will not be clean.
It will not be Canada.
Until the day this weirdo monster is defeated...
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