reasons NOT to vote for Stephen Harper and the conservative party in the next federal election this year:
  • they are anti-environment
  • they are anti-peacekeeping
  • they are anti-union
  • they are anti-middle/working class
  • they are anti-women/anti-prochoice
  • they are anti-first nations
  • they are pro-coporation
  • they are pro-war
  • they are pro-rich
  • they are pro-white
  • they are anti-canadian

"either stand with us or with the child pornographers.”

– Harper Government

"The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation."

– Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf

do something

Cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women should be viewed as “crimes” rather than a “sociological phenomenon,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

Rejecting a formal inquiry into the more than 1,100 cases of missing or murdered aboriginal women in Canada, Harper said the issues are “first and foremost” crimes and should be dealt with by police.
“I think we should not view this as sociological phenomenon. We should view it as crime,” Harper told a crowd at Yukon College in Whitehorse on Thursday.

“It is crime, against innocent people, and it needs to be addressed as such. We brought in laws across this country that I think are having more effect, in terms of crimes of violence against not just aboriginal women, but women and persons more generally. And we remain committed to that course of action.”

Best of '12: Canadian Political Quotes of Year

‘I should have called him an Honourable Asshole.’ - Pat Martin, MP for Winnipeg Centre

'Mr. Speaker, […] I rise today to condemn the Conservatives for their boosterism and cheerleading of the asbestos cartel and the human misery it causes. […] Dante should have reserved a special level of hell for [these] charlatans and the fraudsters.’ - Pat Martin, MP for Winnipeg Centre

'I want my Canada back!' - Justin Trudeau, MP for Papineau

'Rupert Murdoch is a bag of shit.' - Pat Martin, MP for Winnipeg Centre

'This is a minister who uses extreme language, who shouts and sounds like the angry troll under the bridge in 3 Billy Goats Gruff.' - Charlie Angus, MP for Timmins-James Bay

'It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to connect the dots' - Pat Martin, MP for Winnipeg Centre

'Who the hell uses a burner cell phone when they're not trying to hide something? [..] Only dope dealers, and Hell's Angels, and Tony Soprano use burner cell phones.' - Pat Martin, MP for Winnipeg Centre

'We do not want any smartass gibberish from the member for Peterborough. We have had enough of that.’ - Pat Martin, MP for Winnipeg Centre

'Don't you threaten me you little pissant.' - Pat Martin, MP for Winnipeg Centre

'The good new is I wrote 'Fuck You Stephen Gordon' then erased it. But I reserve the right to call you a pompous dickhead' - Pat Martin, MP for Winnipeg Centre

'Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for 8 Mile for the question. […] I will simply say I am not afraid to stand and defend our party, but he is not The Real Slim Shady.' - Dean Del Mastro, MP for Peterborough and Parliamentary Secretary

'The Ballad of Justin and Patrick' - Rodger Cuzner, MP for Bras d’Or—Cape Breton

'This is such an asinine process that the Conservatives have put us in.' - The Honourable Scott Brison, MP for Kings-Hants

"If the arse falls out of the Euro, even with primary creditor status these are uncharted territories." - The Honourable Scott Brison, MP for Kings-Hants

‘The PM doesn’t know his arse from a hole in the ground’ - Ryan Cleary, MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl

Is the guy that stupid or is he that stupid? I know he sleeps a lot, but I didn’t realise he was also that stupid. […] It symbolises he’s an idiot and shouldn’t be sitting in parliament. […] What a dickhead, I’d say it stronger than that, but what a complete dickhead. - Peter Stoffer, MP for Sackville-Eastern Shore

'[The BBC] told us to fuck off' - The Honourable John Baird, MP for Ottawa West-Nepean and Minister of Foreign Affairs

I hear [my Twitter followers] say, you know, ‘Bob Rae, you’re an asshole’. […] I’m working my way and trying to represent the people and speaking in Question Period and here we have vox populi, the thoughtful man on the street, ‘you are an asshole!’. Thank you very much. I read it on my Twitter and I get up and ask a question.’  - The Honourable Bob Rae, MP for Toronto Centre and Interim Leader of the Liberal Party

"Listen, I would never judge someone who screwed their babysitter for years or knocked up their secretary, so don’t ask me to." - Pat Martin, MP for Winnipeg Centre

"I’m not ‘worked up’ so much as ‘fed up’ with the rat faced whores in the Conservative Party who neglect to invite me to announcements in my riding.” - Pat Martin, MP for Winnipeg Centre

anonymous asked:

hey! i was wondering if you have any links that could help break down the canadian parties? something like a 'canadian politics for dummies.' ill be able to vote for the first time this coming election, but tbh i feel like i dont know jack shit about literally anything except that harper is a scum bag. thanks for any help!!

There’s a surprising vacuum of this kind of information online. There will be a lot more available before the election and I’ll be sure to post it.

In the mean time, I’ve tracked down the official pages of the major political parties which lists what their party stands for and what type of policies or visions they have for the future:

Liberal Party of Canada

New Democratic Party (NDP)

Green Party of Canada

Conservative Party of Canada

1984 in 2015: Bill C-51 and the coming of the Canadian Police State

So, anyone who thinks that the resistance to Bill C-51 is overreacting…

Right now, in Montreal, students are being gassed and shot at for protesting government measures.

Because the protests are not being held with the permission of the government whose policies are being protested, they are deemed unlawful…

Because they are deemed unlawful, and because they could disrupt business, affect the value of the dollar, and yes, because some of the protesters might engage in activities destructive to public or private property, these protests could very easily fall under the catch-all policies of C-51.

Anyone encouraging or supporting these protests could conceivably be held to be promoting terrorism, etc., and their computers, records, or print and other media equipment could be seized until a judge determines whether or not this counts as promoting terrorism. And if your gear gets damaged during the seizure? Oops. Not the cops’ problem.

Because the bill gives cops the ability to use their discretion when obtaining a warrant by filing an information is not deemed practicable, this means that police departments could immediately seize media equipment and gear during these protests, leaving important civilian evidence and legitimate news footage in the hands of the cops and at the discretion of appointed judges.

What’s more, all government agents acting “in good faith” under C-51 would be immune from civil litigation- so if they seize your things, disrupt your business, destroy your property, drive you out of business, injure you, etc, and still find no evidence of wrongdoing on your part, they cannot be held liable as long as they claim they had reasonable cause to suspect you and were acting in good faith under the new laws.

So, you could have all of that happen to you just because somebody named you offhand during an interrogation.

Example: Because the Montreal protests are deemed unlawful, even peaceful protestors who are wearing masks to either protect their employment, or to protect themselves from harassment by police in their civilian lives, can be charged and sentenced to as much as ten years in prison just for wearing the mask. Since it is an easy crime to prove (was the gathering deemed unlawful? Yes? Were you wearing a mask?), it gives the state massive leverage on a person (“do what we say/tell us what we want to hear, or you could go to jail for a decade”).

With people informing on eachother in large numbers, that will form “reasonable grounds” for *anyone* implicated to be investigated under C-51, up to and including having their computers and other media assets seized until a judge can determine whether or not they were doing something untoward.

Furthermore, anyone who is named in those people’s accounts or address books will likewise be implicated, and subject to investigation. And, because all agencies can now freely share whatever they find that might be relevant to other agencies, that means that everything on your computer could be up for investigation…,

Every scrap of downloaded music, every potential mention of doing drugs, every under the table transaction for a few bucks that you did for a friend but didn’t claim on your taxes, every off-colour comment that they can say is promoting terrorism… All of it will be theirs to see, play with, and do as they please with… With that many charges to throw around on most people, it will be very easy to scare folks into informing, and into implicating others, to get off the hook for whatever minor infractions, etc., they are being threatened with.

It can be used to divide and conquer. It can be used to create distrust and destabilise resistance movements, both militant and peaceful. It can be used to turn people into moles. It can be used to destroy enemies of the state that have not committed any real offences.

We already have laws against treason. We have laws against destruction of property. We have laws against murder and assault. Hell, we specifically have laws against wearing masks during the commission of such offences. So why do we need more laws? Because the language on these new laws is vague. The definitions are broad, the powers far-reaching. They allow government to be more intrusive, and more aggressive in the pursuit of dissenters, than they have ever been before.

In a country where the government has already had their list of “enemies” leaked, and where everyone from First Nations groups, to environmentalists, to labour unions, are all considered potential threats, and in which the government is openly beholden to foreign and corporate interests that directly contravene the well-being and sovereignty of its people, a law like this is necessary from the perspective of the state, not because it protects the people, but because it gives the state a hammer with which to crush dissent.

Laws like this do not protect us from terrorists. They protect government from us.

The Northern Foundation was established in 1989, originally as a pro-South Africa group … lists among the founding members of the Foundation both William Gairdner and Stephen Harper …

Murray Dobbin Goodread , Preston Manning and the Reform Party.

Pro-South African means pro-apartheid in this context. Said foundation distributed literature promoting apartheid, was financed by businesses with ties to South Africa and undertook pro-apartheid letter writing campaigns. Many of its members later joined the Reform Party along with Harper, now known as the Conservative Party of Canada.

The Intolerable Cheapness of Modern Liberalism

In Italian, we use lots of single words to describe people. My favorite is ‘musciad’ (moo-shh-yad), or ‘moosh’ (moh-shh). Literally, it means something that is mushy or flimsy… But growing up in a Neapolitan household, we often used it to describe someone who was without defined morals, or had principles like ‘wet cardboard’.

If I could use just one word to describe liberalism, it would be moosh. And it’s not that the liberals themselves are lacking in passion, it’s that the passion is so horribly misdirected that almost all of their championed causes become caricatures of themselves.

Take the picture above. On one side, ‘feminists’ in the UK on their annual Slutwalk — A rally protesting the ‘oppressive’ notion that promiscuity, specifically in women, is socially and individually harmful. On the other side, a Pakistani woman whose face was mutilated by the family of her husband after she refused to prostitute herself for them.

Oh, what I would not give to put these women in a room together. Sometimes, in my head, I wonder how that would play out. Would the feminists attempt to deflect and defer to their own problems, psychotically seeing the oppression they perceive in their own nation as significant as those of the young Pakistani girl? Or would they start to understand that if they live in an environment where they are allowed to parade around city streets whenever they’d like, often wearing nothing at all, as well as enjoy the privileges of education, equal #sometimes superior# protection under the law, and freedom from slavery, than perhaps their plights aren’t as dramatic as they had initially thought?

I want to believe the latter, but I am still a cynic.

Modern liberalism embraces feel-good politics. Politics without substance, but providing the instant gratification that comes in the belief that you are more morally competent than others. That gratification is also available through what I call fetishistic rebellion… This is a phenomenon I frequently see in atheists. Choosing a cause or idea to represent that won’t at all be met with opposition, but it is rooted in an idea of how things are… Even if that idea is entirely inaccurate.

Atheists and Secularists are a great example of this. They may talk about being against ‘religion’, and use that all-encompassing word, but realistically, the only religion atheists attack is Christianity. They lambaste it, campaigning to eliminate any signs of the faith in all aspects of public life, even going so far as to condemn the construction of the 9/11 memorial because it took the form of a cross. Its as if atheists live in an alternate universe where the Christian theocracy still exists, even though present times see Christians, the Vatican, and the Church as being the all-in-one target for whatever wrong needs a scapegoat. Only recently have some prominent atheists come down to Earth on this issue, like Richard Dawkins. His increasing focus on Islam as being the actual religious threat has been met with a lukewarm reception from his once-zealous followers.

Even Libertarian atheists, Penn and Teller, whom I have great respect for, have admitted that the reason behind their ignoring Islam altogether when discussing religious wrong in their popular show ‘Bullshit’, is because they are afraid of retaliation.

In other words, Christianity is easy.

We see this pattern of cheapness across the board in liberalism. An inability, perhaps a fear, to leave the so-called battles on empty hills for those with actual enemies. Still, I can’t help but wonder where their so called altruism runs off to.

Women are being imprisoned for having been the victim of rape, children are starving to death, genocides rage on perpetrated by tyrannical states — But where are the liberals? I looked here, I looked there, and I could not find one anywhere. Perhaps they are all busy at a Slutwalk… Or taking a break from a long day of protesting western encroachment on South American lands by digging in to a bowl of quinoa*. Maybe they stopped off to look at hybrid cars on their way to a palm oil sit-in**.

Critical issues exist around the world that surpass by many miles our own petty discourse. If liberals want to assume total control of issues like women’s rights, religion, sustainable agriculture, and addressing poverty, they need to be able to do just that.

It’s hard when there isn’t a simple answer for everything. It’s hard when you have to recognize that life is not a zero sum game. It’s hard when you can expect violent opposition for every idea you have, every thought that goes through your mind. It’s hard to be a conservative.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

* = Liberals love quinoa. Bolivians love quinoa. Increases in Liberals in western nations loving quinoa have resulted in soaring prices across it’s native Bolivia. This has resulted in Bolivians not being able to afford this nutritious, once-cheap staple food, and contributed to a massive increase in the consumption of fattening cereal grains which we know inevitably lead to a surge in diabetes in indigenous peoples.

** = Hybrid cars use susbstantial amounts of palm oil. The massive increase in the need for palm oil over the years have resulted in the Orangutan losing it’s natural habitat and will soon lead to their total extinction.

Eve Adams, former Conservative MP, joins Liberal Party

Citing what she described as the “mean-spirited leadership” of the Conservative Party, Toronto-area MP Eve Adams has left the Conservatives to join the Liberal Party.

Adams announced her decision at a press conference in Ottawa alongside Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

Adams, who currently represents the riding of Mississauga-Brampton South, said  in a prepared statement that she initially signed up to run for the Conservatives to improve the lives of Canadians.

Instead, she said, the government “is about to roll out policies like income splitting, which will devour the surplus without benefiting many Canadian families, or creating a single job.”

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Did Conservatives violate their own terror bill by sharing “terrorist propaganda” on Facebook?

Would Conservative Party of Canada staffers be looking at jail time if Stephen Harper’s terror bill were in place today?

Harper’s controversial Bill C-51 includes provisions aimed at “terrorist propaganda” and promoting “terrorist offences in general” that are supposed to target violent ideologues, but have been criticized as being so vague and so broad that they could criminalize legitimate news, speech and debate.

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