Longest election campaign ever in Canada!
What a shame, but no surprise. I’ve never been partisan so the political party I vote for fluctuates throughout the years. But what I will not vote for is a party that is led by an autocratic leader. So for me, this time round it is anything but Conservative. I am proud of being Canadian and do not agree with Harper’s ongoing degradation of our democratic values.
This upcoming election is a critical one when considering the serious consequences if Stephen Harper should be re-elected. Harper is very cunning when it comes to crafting legislation that restricts democratic freedom and fair play. The election has been referred to, by investigative journalist Michael Harris, as the Rubicon election… a limit or point that we reach when the results of our actions cannot be changed. This election is a decision about ourselves as a country.
Think I am exaggerating about Harper being an autocrat? Here are a few book titles:
Harperism: How Stephen Harper and his think tank colleagues have transformed Canada (D. Gutstein);
Dismantling Canada: Stephen Harper’s New Conservative Agenda (B. Jeffrey);
The Arrogant Autocrat: Harper’s Takeover of Canada (M. Hurtig);
Harperland: The Politics of Control (L. Martin);
Irresponsible Government: The Decline of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada (B. Rathgeber);
Rogue in Power: Why Harper is Remaking Canada by Stealth (C. Nadeau);
Fearmonger: Harper’s Tough-on-Crime Agenda (P. Mallea)
Party of One: Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover (M. Harris).