Wednesday, August 31, 2016
How Canadians Voted Twice To Defeat Stephen Harper
As Canadians debate Stephen Harper's legacy, and the Cons and the Con media try to whitewash it beyond recognition.
It's important to remember one of Harper's worst, and definitely most insane decisions.
His decision to kill the long-form census.
For who can forget how his hapless stooge Tony Clement announced that the census was being gutted?
Because Clement claimed, the Cons had received thousands of complaints from those who felt it was a gigantic invasion of privacy.
Only to be forced to admit later that there were only a handful of complaints, from the kind of people who believe that their TV sets are reading their minds.
And everyone knew that the order had come from the twisted mind of Stephen Harper...
Who we later learned had even considered scrapping the entire census, to satisfy his ignorant teabagger base, and pleasure the screaming voices in his head.
Even though the loss of the long-form census left a giant hole in our collective memory, that can never be repaired. Erased the demographic data of hundreds of small communities.
And left Canadians, businesses, and governments stumbling around in the darkness.
Where the monster would have us live. Where knowledge was power and ignorance was strength.
But here's the good news.
One of the first things the Trudeau government did was reinstate the long-form census. Now the results are in, and for Stephen Harper they couldn't be a bigger slap in the face.
Statistics Canada is celebrating its "best census ever" after 98.4 per cent of the census population filled out their long-and short-form questionnaires this year.
Chief statistician Wayne Smith said this year's collection was the "best census since 1666."
"The 2016 census will provide high-quality information for virtually all communities across Canada," Smith said in a release Monday.
For it now seems Canadians voted twice. Once to defeat Harper's ghastly government.
And give him the boot...
And a second time to reject his foul legacy.
For there is no other way to interpret those census results. Canadians want their country to work. They want to know who they are. They want to know who are suffering so they can help them.
And they don't want the Cons.
Which explains among other things why Justin Trudeau is so popular.
And why Cons like Tony Clement are such losers.
Tony Clement has a clear stance on continued annual funding to the CBC, especially its television programming — it would "go the way of the Dodo bird."
"I would want to liberate the taxpayers from the yearly [$1.1-billion] contribution to the coffers of the CBC," said Clement, a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership.
For that's all they are good at, corrupting and destroying.
You know, as the Canadian summer continues, at least for a little while longer...
And the flowers in the garden are still in full bloom...
And all is bright and beautiful in The Great White North.
It's hard to remember what the Cons did to this country.
Or think about what this monster might have done if he had won the last election...
But we should never forget, because he would have taken us to a very dark place.
Thank goodness we defeated him.
We should all be proud of that.
May his legacy live in infamy.
And may a Con nightmare like that one never happen again...
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