For months we didn’t know what would hit us next. Harper and Ghiz were both coming out with attacks on what seemed to be everything and everybody, with the exception of corporations.
But this week, Harper pulled ahead in what is one of the most troubling moves of all —sending HRDC employees to EI recipients’ doors. I still don’t know what the rationale is unless it’s for just what is happening — scaring people to the point they don’t want to speak out publicly. Alarm bells should be ringing around the country. Everyone needs to speak out — especially Conservative MPs, senators and anyone who has been supporting the unreformed Conservatives.
Power corrupts and it amazes me how Progressive Conservatives could so easily hand over their support to the Canadian Alliance Party when Peter MacKay made his deal back in 2003. The only thing that seems to count is being the ruling party. Joe Clark wasn’t taken in: (Globe and Mail, Nov. 14, 2003 “Tories who are ready to kill off their own party, with the help of the Canadian Alliance, should consider the political outcome.”
Too bad we can’t say the same about Gail Shea.
I hear many people expressing their concerns, privately, about where Harper is leading this country. What would happen if the ‘pillars of society’ started sending letters to the editor and participating in protests? How about public employees? Many people already feel we no longer have a democratic government. Should we just stand by and ring our hands?
Maybe the reason Harper wants more prisons is to have a place to put EI recipients, angry veterans, environmentalists, pensioners who can’t pay their bills, and anyone who speaks out against the ‘New’ Conservatives. But multinationals needn’t be concerned. There are a lot of foreign workers who can be brought in to work for half the local rate of pay.