Please read the above article by Daniel D. Veniez for the Vancouver Observer.
Mr. Veniez puts into words, far better then ever I could, the horrific lack of accomplishment and the loathsome debasement of Parliament that has occurred since Stephen Harper became Prime Minister in 2006.
The following is a quote from that article by political scientist Reg Whitaker who compared the minority governments of Lester B. Pearson and Stephen Harper.
He said: “Pearson employed his skills as a diplomat and conciliator to achieve major policy innovations out of parliamentary chaos: Medicare, the Canada Pension Plan and the Canadian flag are among his accomplishments. Harper will be remembered not for diplomacy but for his belligerent insistence on acting as if he wields an unchallenged majority. Twice he has simply shut down Parliament, first to avoid facing a vote of confidence he was certain to lose, and again to put off a censure of his government by a parliamentary majority. Yet apart from damaging the fabric of parliamentary democracy, the Prime Minister has precious little to point to in the way of legislative accomplishments.”
It's high time we, as Canadians woke up to the fact that Mr. Harper is slowly destroying our system of democracy. Worse than that, he is making a twisted mockery of it. He is trying to reshape the country we love to reflect his moral agenda, which holds very few if any real Canadian values.
Don't be fooled by the name of the party he leads. "Conservative" is a name of convenience he managed to usurp with the help of the Machiavellian Peter MacKay from the old Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. There is no resemblance between the two what so ever. Harper is an Evangelical Reformist from Alberta, end of story. He cares not for Canada or our way of life.
But please good citizens. Read the article by Mr. Veniez. It tells the story much better.