Thursday, December 2, 2010

In His Own Words

 Harper's views on Canada :                                                                  

On December 8, 2000 Harper became President of  National Citizens Coalition, the most right wing lobby group in the country (motto: “More freedom through less government”), which was formed in the late 1960s to fight Medicare. He condemned Canadians efforts at egalitarianism, its social programs, its wealth redistribution, its peacekeeping history internationally, and its attempts at promoting and preserving its unique culture.

 Harper told the National Post:

“Canada appears content to become a second-tier socialistic country, boasting ever more loudly about its economy and social services to mask its second-rate status.”
On Kyoto Accord :

Kyoto is essentially a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations." 2007

“Let’s forget about this unworkable treaty…. Kyoto’s never going to be passed.” 2004

My position on the Kyoto Protocol is clear and has been for a long time. I will oppose ratification of the Kyoto Protocol and its targets. 2002

“Kyoto [is] the worst international agreement this country has ever signed and I don't think they have the guts to implement. 2002

Same Sex Marriage: 

Same sex Marriage is alive & well
Undermining the traditional definition of marriage is an assault on the beliefs of all cultural and religious communities" 2005

“I do not support the special legal recognition of same-sex relationships" 1994

On Health Care:                                                                                                                  
Survey showed Canadians most prized possession
[W]hat we clearly need is experimentation - with market reforms and private delivery options within the public system. 2001

"One of the things that we suggested specifically was that the Alberta Government take on the Canada Health Act." 2001.

It should not matter who delivers health care, whether it is private, for profit, not for profit or public institutions. 2002

On Human Rights:

"Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society…It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff." 

Hon. Lester Pearson accepts Nobel Prize

UN Peacekeepers :

 Canadians have always been under the impression that our country is one of the top contributors to United Nations peacekeeping missions.
While this was true for just over 40 years (since Lester B. Pearson conceived of peacekeeping in 1956) sad to say, it is no longer the case.
Most Canadians will be shocked to learn that Canada now ranks 50th among troop-contributing countries in UN peacekeeping missions.

In 2005-2006, Stephen Harper won his first federal election and formed a minority Conservative government in February, 2006. After the election he tried to get rid of same-sex marriages but due to lack of support flip-flopped on the issue. He started using the RCMP as his personal gestapo squad, backed down on Kyoto and denied the existence of climate change in Canada, threatened to sell the CBC, censored homosexuality and violence in Canadian films, and has basically ignored issues like poverty, health care and the economy. 


On Health:

That Alberta Health Care System that Harper suggested take over Canada's Health  is now on the verge of collapse

Alberta Emergency department doctors are warning of a "potentially catastrophic Collapse"

Human Rights:

UN Human Rights =  totalitarianism?
With views like this on Human Rights is it any wonder that the world community didn't not want Canada sitting on any panel in the United Nations.

Climate Change: (Kyoto)

Once again Harper will sent his "recycled" + "reused" Minister of the Environment, John Baird to the UN meeting this week on Climate Change to oppose every initiative that is offered. Again Canadians will be embarrassed on the international stage. 

 How much longer is this country going to tolerate Harper?                                                                                                    



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