After 8 years, I sort of miss him

It's been a long time. I wish it hadn't been this long, but time flies. I miss you, Stephen Harper. I didn't know what I had until it was too late. I had to learn the tough way what it means to virtue signal and put the economy completely last for my moral positions.


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Sep 11, 2023 at 12:16pm

He was the 1 that got the ball rolling for the mess we are in now.
Do the math look at the stats Polleivre is a weak Trump wanna be he will put the final nail in the coffin of Canada if elected.


Sep 11, 2023 at 12:24pm

short memory. SH did so much damage. what we have now may not be perfect, in fact no leader of our country has been but is sure as hell a lot better than SH. like wow.

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Sep 11, 2023 at 7:22pm

The truly sad part about all of this is just how rotten and useless Canadian prime Ministers are.

I cannot think of a single good one and I'm pushing 70.

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Sep 11, 2023 at 9:57pm

There's a list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law, online.

Here's my short list: Economic theory of supporting tax cuts and tax breaks for the wealthiest Canadians and successful corporations, and then demanding budget cuts for social programs and agencies.

The above happens while he runs huge deficits, casting serious doubt on his financial acumen.

The G8 budget contained misspending and possibly illegal finical arrangements that are vast in their scope. Millions of dollars allocated to things that were not in the region of the G8, or even slightly related to it. I have no problems with the G8 conference as a whole, and I'm not talking about anything to do with the security enforcement, but things like building bike paths or Tony Clement handing out money from his constituency office. This is flat up government corruption, and I don't think we should normalize it. This misspending dwarfs the amounts of the liberal sponsorship scandal, which received far more media attention.

His manipulation of the media, while skilful and adroit, is fundamentally dishonest. I strike me as the tactics of Karl Rove when he got politicians to complete disregard reality and substitute their own by saying things loudly, and more times. Statscan is a great example of this. Reality be damned, he was going to force his point of view through. Again with the coalition talk and procuring parliament to hold on to power, it struck me as a cheap trick, and I'm disappointed the media did not treat it as such. Or when he was held in contempt of parliament in a unique moment of Canadian history, and managed to play it off as no big thing and that he was somehow being persecuted unfairly, rather than for actual potential illegalities his government committed.

A complete disregard for transparency. He does not feel his government should have to be responsible to existing watch dogs, or the media itself. Limiting the media's access dramatically, refusing to answer more than a handful of questions, having as few debates as possible prior to elections, stonewalling and withholding information (i.e. budget details) that has historically been made public.

His disrespect for science was sad, but conservatives are almost always anti-intellectual.


Sep 12, 2023 at 11:13am

He worked Jim Flaherty to death. I will never forgive him for that.

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Sep 14, 2023 at 8:25pm

Have you checked up on JTs long list of corruptions and democratic assaults?

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"From hockey sticks to pointed sticks "

Sep 14, 2023 at 11:34pm

Canada in the Harper years

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