Friday, June 19, 2015
How Bill C-51 Will Remake Canada in Stephen Harper's Paranoid Image
In one of my last posts I wrote about how Stephen Harper is now so desperate he is looking crazier every day.
Morphing into a monster who can no longer be restrained by the rule of law.
And yesterday when he flew into Toronto to personally deliver a cheque for a commuter train project, those fears were only reinforced...
For although he was plastered with make-up, there was new look in his cold dead eyes.
And it was pretty clear that something had changed, and that his transformation is now complete.
For now he has his precious police state.
Bill C-51 has been given royal assent and is now the law of the land.
And as Michael Harris writes, Harper is trying to remake Canada in his paranoid image.
After ten years of governing by stealth and lies, Stephen Harper has finally laid his vision for Canada on the line. It’s Bill C-51. This is Harper’s “War is Peace” moment. If anything can bring his decade of division, deception and deconstruction to a merciful end, it will be this piece of democracy-killing legislation.
For that dangerously flawed bill could only have been dreamed up by a leader like him.
C-51 is the transparent and triumphant work of someone who likes martial authority, likes being photographed around people in uniform, likes dishing out punishment to anyone who crosses him, and wants to turn Canada into a giant yard-sale for the oligarchs who run things.
Or a power hungry maniac, so desperate to hang on to that power, he is now willing to openly flout the rule of law...
There’s something new here. The police state usually pads up behind you on cat’s paws. But this time, Harper has stabbed his finger into everyone’s chest to give us a hearty shove. This is a blatant, brazen grab for the kind of power no leader in a democracy should seek — let alone have in perpetuity.
Or do or say ANYTHING.
For if you doubt that, check out this exchange with Tom Mulcair, and how Harper answers any question about the criminal activities of his rotting regime...
And then ask yourself, how could ANYONE trust a deranged demagogue like that one with new powers like these?
In a democracy, we can use our right to protest against anything we stand against. But not anymore.
This bill will affect anyone who “undermines the sovereignty, security or territorial integrity of Canada or the lives or the security of the people of Canada,” including union members, environmentalists, Aboriginal rights activists or basically anyone who stands in the way of national security.
According to Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, “any protests and strikes that lack the proper permits would be fair game… [and] that could include not securing the appropriate noise by-law exemption for loud megaphone use after 7 p.m.”
Or ask yourself this question:
How did a piece of legislation that has raised the ire of four prime ministers, five former Supreme Court justices, First Nations Chiefs, the 36,000 lawyers of the Canadian Bar Association, 51,000 members of the Postal Union and even former CSIS agents ever make it out of the Department of Justice, let alone through the House of Commons?
And then I think you'll agree with Michael Harris:
This PM isn’t interested in the rule of law, but the rule of Steve. And that is what Bill C-51 is all about — and why this guy should be running North Korea, not Canada.
And I'm sure you know what we must do.
We must unite all decent Canadians to defeat the monstrous Stephen Harper and his depraved Con regime.
Before he really does change this country beyond recognition.
Before his madness leads us to absolute disaster, and destroys what's left of our Canada.
Before it's too late...
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