The list is endless and growing by the week. Before you believe Stephen Harper's claims that other parties are more corrupt than his own, and that they fail to deliver the kind of Government Canadians want, review the list below. We believe you will realize the only solution is to vote for an Independent in the next election.
In the same week Stephen Harper claimed Canada was the "most unified in 40 years" the following issues were being presented in newspapers across the country:
1. Canada's New Government is selling out BC Forestry interests to the Americans. Federal Minister Emerson's view concerning American softwood lumber complaints is that: "It's always better than getting into another bout of litigation and arbitration." This is why the Harper Government accepted an American offer that was one fifth the amount owed us AFTER WE WON EVERY ARGUMENT. Emerson's recent statement was opposed by those in the industry such as John Allan, president of the British Columbia Lumber Trade Council who said: "A plain-language reading of the agreement supports our position. There's an arbitration process provided for in the agreement and there's $10-million of our money being put aside to pay for [it]. We feel we have a strong position ... therefore use the process." Harper is more concerned with American interests than British Columbian ones. READ THE ARTICLE
2. Canada's New Government attacks the Canadian Wheat Board. A lawsuit arguing changes made to the Canadian Wheat Board: "must come through Parliament and not by amending regulations at the cabinet level." has been initiated against the Canadian Government. A position being supported with $20,000 from the Manitoba NDP government and $30,000 from the NDP government in Saskatchewan. For the record, the predecessor to the NDP (The CCF Party) were the engineers of the Wheat Board and would know a thing or two about it.READ THE ARTICLE
3. Canada's New Government wants an American Style Senate in Canada so the Senators are too busy raising lobbyist money to block his legislation. Harper sees only the Liberal Senate holding up his democratic reforms, rather than the body performing its constitutional duty to review all legislation and restrain the overreaching wishes of a misguided Minority Government. Proof that Mr. Harper is overreaching is evident now that Ontario and Quebec have joined New Brunswick in contending that the Harper government cannot unilaterally tinker with the make-up of the so-called chamber of sober second thought. The Canadian Senate is a rare jewel too often attacked by the petty. Imagine having a nation where every bad decision made by people who are pandering to their partisan support base is challenged by people with both experience and the security to question the Government without fear of being fired. We need a strong Senate that isn't wasting time raising campaign funds for their next election to keep the House of Commons in check when they try to dismantle Canada! READ THE ARTICLE
4. Is Harper making PEI pay for having so many MPs per person by limiting their Fish Quotas? P.E.I takes issue with Federal allocation of fishing quotas: "Island fishermen learned that their share of the region's halibut allocation would fall to less than 2 per cent, while Quebec would get close to 60 per cent. Island fishermen complain that they have been shortchanged in allocations of snow crab, Gulf shrimp and tuna." READ THE ARTICLE
5. Meanwhile Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador are alienated by broken promises in calculating equalization figures.
With all this dissention and division going on across the country it makes you wonder, just what part of Canada is Mr. Harper looking at?