All of us have proclivities when it comes to political views, and that’s okay. Some of us are more liberal, some more conservative, some more inclined to worry about social programs, medicine, and some want those programs severely limited.
Some want lower taxes, some prefer better roads and services.
The issues I’m having right now are directly related to the CPC party. They get around 30% support for some unknown reason – when they were still called “Reform” or “Canadian Alliance” they got less than 5%, because they have extreme views, and they don’t really have a plan. Instead of building a plan, they changed their name, and counted on PC supporters voting for them.
They make all kinds of claims, but they also regularly break the law. Many of the bills and measures they pass don’t stand up against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – they’ve ended up in the Supreme Court many times, losing almost every single time, because they try and pass laws that don’t match up with the rights we expect as Canadians. They have won twice, lost around 40 times… that’s a whole pile of laws and rules that they’ve tried to push on Canada.
Harper likes to flout election laws, or have his lackeys do it. He likes to lie to Canadians, and he’s been caught in many of those lies. Yet people see the word “Conservative” in the party name, and despite the fact that it isn’t the conservative party, people just assume it is and cast the ballot because they feel they are conservative Canadians. They’re being duped.
Harper’s government ran 7 straight deficits, and the surplus (during a recession no less, when deficit financing can provide stimulus to a stagnant economy) was/is a fake – selling off government assets for less than they’re worth, and clawing back funds that were supposed to be spent on things that may have actually helped our economy does not a surplus make. Then he stood up at the Macleans debate and said “Mr. Trudeau, deficits are irresponsible”
He’s never not run one, so that was, as close as you’ll ever find, an admission that he and his government have never been anything but irresponsible.
They flout the law, waste money on advertising for government programs that don’t even exist, and show nothing but fiscal incompetence.
They’ve had 9 years in power, and enough is enough – they’ve proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they’re not capable of responsible government, that they don’t have “Canadian” values, and they don’t care much for Canada, and want to “reform” it to their image of what Canada should be.
Enough with the attack ads, the science denial, and the lies, it’s time to kick them to the curb, and give someone else a shot at the wheel. Harper hasn’t given anyone a single reason to trust in him, and he hasn’t succeeded at much other than stroking his own ego, even though he doesn’t have any reason to other than staying in power via lies and deceit. 4 more years of going slowly downhill isn’t the Canada I know, and it’s definitely not “conservative”.
Harper has been in power for 9 years, and he’s still not a leader, or ready. And he never will be either of those things.