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One year on…

One year ago today, a minority of Canadians elected a Harper majority government.

So, what have I learned?

  • I learned that growing pot is a worse crime than being a pedophile.
  • That it’s OK to force people to register a car, but an affront to democracy to do so for a gun.
  • That the government keeps two sets of books when it comes to reveling the true costs of expensive projects… like fighter jets, for example.
  • That OJ is a lot more expensive than I would have thought possible.
  • That Harper did NOT major in Canadian history.
  • That Vic Toews want to know everything about us!
  • That, thanks to omnibus legislation, Parliament has become impotent.
  • That conflict of interest rules don’t apply to Cabinet Ministers.
  • That planned cuts to seniors’ pensions are not worthy of mentioning during an election campaign.
  • Nor are cuts to health-care funding .
  • That environmental controls for energy projects aren’t really that important.
  • That continuing to spend millions on royal visits is an appropriate use of taxpayers dollars.
  • That environmental charities ‘launder’ foreign funds.
  • That it’s OK to diss your country, forsake your citizenship, but be welcomed back with open arms.
  • That the Grits better do something about selling themselves as a real alternative. And that does NOT mean elected Bob Rae as leader!
  • That Jack Layton was a special man.
  • Jason Kenney, Tony Clement, Vic Toews, Pierre Polievre, John Baird, Jim Flaherty and Stephen Harper are not.
  • And possibly (jury still out) that election fraud is only election fraud if it implicates one of the other parties – and not the CPC.

What did I miss?


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  1. Chris says:

    How about that the “modest savings cuts” Harper promised vis a vis the public service really meant wholesale slashing of jobs? Or the “gift” he gave to wheat farmers by trashing the Wheat Board? Or running roughshod over unions? Or “not” re-opeing the abortion debate? Or that “open and transparent government” only applies to those of us in the trenches who have to account for every penny and every move we make while those in Parliament work shrouded in secrecy?

    1. trashee says:

      I did forget about the Wheat Board.
      And “slashing” is a good way to put it.

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