Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Harper's Contempt For Thinking Canadians Is Egregious

That is the only conclusion I can draw, based on the unseemly hurry the regime is in to pass its 'anti-terror' bill:
The Conservatives are pushing to devote just three meetings to hearing expert testimony on the government's proposed anti-terrorism bill when it goes to the public safety committee for review, CBC News has learned.

Sources say that one of those days would be taken up by Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and departmental officials, leaving just two meetings to hear from outside experts.
For obvious reasons, the Harperites want nothing to do with the witness list the NDP wants to put forward, which includes former prime ministers Jean Chrétien, Joe Clark, Paul Martin and John Turner and six retired Supreme Court justices. As well, they
also want to hear from three former members of the secretive Security Intelligence Review Committee that oversees CSIS operations: Bob Rae, Roy Romanow and Frances Lankin.
The depth of Harper contempt for thought, reflection and reason, as opposed to his preferred method of reflexive campaigning and reactionary legislation, is evident in his response to Thomas Mulcair during question period:
Tom Mulcair challenged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to commit to a full review at committee — one in which, he said, "security experts and human rights experts [will be] not only heard, but listened to."

In response, Harper called Mulcair's criticism of the bill "ridiculous."
Precisely the reaction I have when anyone suggests our Chief Demagogue has been good for Canada.


8 comments:

  1. And they keep talking about Harper "intelligence." Really?

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    1. It's a mystery to me as well, Owen.

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  2. The rush Harper and his regime are in to pass their 'anti-terror' bill is indeed worrying Lorne. I don't trust them. Do they want it to become law before the election. If so why? Once it is law what do they want to use it for and will what the CONs do effect whether the election goes through or not. Are they planning to do a manufactured terrorist scare that will require the government to shut down the democratic process and have the CON's take full control of the country.I'm just speculating and realize I may sound paranoid, but I would put nothing passed Harper and his gestapo like government.

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    1. The fact that such speculation is not beyond the realm of possibility tells us all we need to know about this government, doesn't it, Pamela?

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    2. Pamela's 'speculation' may well not be that far of the mark, most certainly the unseemly rush and contempt for both parliamentary process and those former leaders and officials say that its not about protecting Canadians. Who I wonder is going to protect us from Harper and his cronies?.

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    3. That there is no ready answer to your question should be real cause for concern to all Canadians, Rural.

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  3. Thinking Canadians bring unwelcome things to the discussion - truth, facts, logic and critical thinking for starters. Those things simply don't fit in a debate over something that is rooted in nothing more than ideology and an insatiable appetite for ever more power.

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    1. And that, Mound, aptly sums up all there is to this hateful regime.

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