I’m amazed, frankly. Our former federal government (it’s election time in Canada right now) is guilty of many unconscionable transgressions. Some of these are legal like the election fraud whereby the Conservatives were able to spend many millions more than was allowable on election advertising using some accounting slight-of-hand that they believed they would get away with. Some are acts in parliament — a contempt of which they have not only clearly held, but which they have also been found guilty. These are not minor transgressions: they are acts that cut away at the very core of the democracy we share and call Canada.
But I am amazed, frankly, that not only are there any Canadians who can vote for them; that not only are a fair percentage of Canadians who might vote for them; but that there is even a percentage of the people large enough that they may form the next government or even a majority government.
If that were to happen, maybe it’s time to emigrate to the US…!
I am amazed because I don’t take well to Stephen Harper’s walking all over my democracy. Afterward he had the audacity to say, “It’s all part of the game!” He doesn’t respect democracy; he doesn’t respect government and he doesn’t respect me. Frankly, even if your local conservative is a quality person, how can you vote for them when they follow a person so full of contempt for Canada, its citizens and its government?
CBC radio had a few discussions regarding the fact that Stephen Harper’s handlers have framed the scandals as “too complex for the average Canadian — they won’t care.” While I find this insulting personally, maybe they are right. Maybe it is time to leave.