Friday, October 16, 2015

Heave Harper, The Worst Prime Minister Ever

Reasons NOT to vote Harper:

  1. Electoral fraud in 2011 and involved in irregularities in elections in both 2006 and 2008.
  2. Contempt of parliament
  3. Multiple prorogations of parliament to avoid confidence motions
  4. More than 150 billion dollars of debt
  5. Eight straight deficits
  6. C-51.
  7. Cut 36 billion from health care
  8. Northern Gateway approved despite an ongoing court case with First Nations and an illegitimate environmental review.
  9. Anti-democratic omnibus "budget" bills (such as C-38 and C-45) that were more meant to gut environmental legislation than take care of financial matters.
  10. The “Fair Elections Act” which makes it harder for traditional non-Harper voters to cast ballots.
  11. Bill C-24, which created two-tiered citizenship for Canadians
  12. Sabotaged international climate negotiations and failed to meaningfully reduce Canada's emissions
  13. Clandestine trade deals such as FIPA with China, and CETA with Europe
  14. Attacked the CBC and stacked its board with Conservative donors, basically defunded the CBC.
  15. Went after a disproportionate number of environmental and social justice charities
  16. Gagged and fired government scientists in the area of climate science
  17. The Senate scandal(Duffy, Meredith, Brazeau and others)
  18. Handling of the F-35 situation
  19. Eliminated the long form census
  20. Spent more than $750 million dollars on advocacy advertising for such things as "Canada's Economic Action Plan", including promoting legislation not yet passed in parliament
  21. Ongoing sales of arms to the Saudis, one of the most repressive regimes in the world
  22. Cancelled the Kelowna Accord and has shown complete contempt for working with Native People.
  23. Continued to slash foreign aid and merged the Canadian International Development Agency with the Department of Foreign Affairs.
  24. Sold the Canadian Wheat Board to the Saudis
  25. Increased spending on prisons despite a forty year low in crime.
  26. Closed down Veterans offices
  27. War with ISIS.
  28. Withdrew from virtually every international treaty we were part of
  29. Lost out on a seat on the UN Security Council
  30. Spent a billion dollars on the G8/G20 summit.
  31. Unconditional support for Israel and possible hate crime charges for criticizing Israeli foreign policy
  32. Refused to participate in nationally televised leaders debates.
  33. Removed the per-vote subsidy to stack elections odds in Conservatives favour.
  34. Shut down debate in parliament more than a hundred times
  35. Closed coast guard stations 36. Ended Canada Post delivery in urban areas.
  36. The Omar Khadr situation
  37. Weakened pesticide regulations
  38. Fired Linda Keen for reporting an unsafe nuclear reactor
  39. Refused to sign the UN declaration on water being a human right, and UN declaration on rights of indigenous people.
  40. Reneged on promise to stop billions in oil subsidies
  41. The only country who withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol
  42. Elimination of the long gun registry, and retroactively rewrote gun registry to avoid RCMP charges
  43. Broke the Atlantic Accord
  44. Passed C-36, a law that will likely put women involved in the sex trade at greater risk.
  45. Cancelled the home energy retrofit program.
  46. Income splitting implemented, despite only helping 15% of the population.
  47. Cutbacks to food inspection services.
  48. Dean Del Mastro, Bruce Carson, Bev Oda, Chuck Cadman, Arthur Porter
  49. Repeatedly being in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and fighting with Supreme Court
  50. Kept marijuana illegal and campaigned on the idea that marijuana is more harmful than tobacco, which keeps the substance more accessible to children, unregulated, puts money in the hands of organized crime, and uses prohibition to predominantly target poor people and black communities.
  51. Removed protection from Canada's lakes and rivers, from 2.5 million bodies of water down to only 159.
  52. Campaigned on a platform of racism and xenophobia.
  53. Historically has built his political career on racism, from supporting apartheid in South Africa, to trying to ban turbans for RCMP officers, and now targeting muslims using dog-whistle politics.
  54. Wants Canadians to spy and report on their neighbours, reminiscent of totalitarian regimes.
  55. Associates with Rob Ford as a selling point for his government.

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