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The courts will be the only check on Harper for the next four years.

It’s become rather obvious that with a majority government, the Conservatives feel they can do whatever they want, now that the opposition can no longer restrain them from doing their worse impulses in a minority parliament. You’ve seen the recent court case that the Conservatives lost over the attempted crippling of the Canadian Wheat Board without putting it to a farmer’s vote as had been called for in the legislation (and which the Conservatives are threatening to ignore). We’ve now seen over the course of 2 days the leaders of the troubled Attawakaspit reserve threaten to go to court over the Conservatives arbitrarily forcing them to take a 3rd party accountant (at the band’s expense), and we now have Quebec about to take the Conservative government to court over the gun registry data it wants to retain to create its own gun registry.

I expect you’ll see a lot of litigation against this government over the remainder of this term – they have become the only check on this ideological Conservative government and its attempts to ram what it wants down everyone’s throats – laws or rules be darned.

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13 comments to The courts will be the only check on Harper for the next four years.

  • Stan

    You guys still want to jail farmers for selling their own wheat?
    Doesn’t that make you fascists?

  • Paul Raposo

    It’s just like the ‘progressives’ to get unelected public service life-ers to do the work they can’t convince the public to support them on.

    You mean like the conservatives using the unelected public service lifers in the Senate to rubber stamp the bills that they can’t get the public to support them on?

  • bLady

    And how about influenced Koch-Harper is managing to get the pipeline through the length of the USA.

  • G.J.W.

    Harper is a Reformer and a Neo-Nazi. He founded the Northern Foundation Party. The skinheads assisted Harper to organize his Party. This was in 1989.

    Harper also gave a speech on Global Governance for Canada. Harper said, Global Governance has been worked on since 1945. Harper’s idol also wanted Global Governance….Only he called it, The Thousand Year Reich.

    Also read: Harper gave a speech in new York, at the Council of Foreign Relations. This was Sept.25/2007.

    I’m afraid our worst nightmares of Harper, are all coming true. He is one evil s.o.b. Canada is a cesspool of corruption, because of Harper.

    All our tax dollars should be taken away from Harper. He has given billions of our money to, banks, mines, large company’s and gigantic oil and gas corporations. This all passed in the House of Commons.

    Harper has wasted billions on his, wars, jets, ships, armored vehicles and utterly billions to be wasted on his Stalags, even though the crime rate is way down.

    Harper’s tough on crimes, don’t apply to him and his Conservatives. All of them steal our tax dollars, at their will. $50 million on gazebo’s. $3 million on just ONE members traveling expenses. And, who can forget Harper’s stupid billion dollar fake lake? And that @$$h..e, wants to force the F.N. to have a money manager. He is the one who needs to have our tax dollars, out of his useless corrupt hands.

  • kmartin

    Hmmm…seems we had to put up with 3 majority govts of chretien the crook doing what he wanted..

  • Dana

    Sorta depends on whether the Harperites are willing to instigate a nation shattering constitutional crisis or not, doesn’t it?

    I’m betting they are more than willing – I’m betting they’re eager.

  • Mark McLaughlin

    It’s a pretty sad indictment of the current opposition if they have to repeatedly run to the courts for help instead of making a solid case against the Conservative government actions.

    It’s just like the ‘progressives’ to get unelected public service life-ers to do the work they can’t convince the public to support them on.

    Like I said, Sad.

    • ck

      Public has been brainwashed. They don’t need PR, they need a cult deprogrammer.

    • Paul Raposo

      It’s just like the ‘progressives’ to get unelected public service life-ers to do the work they can’t convince the public to support them on.

      You mean like the conservatives using the unelected public service lifers in the Senate to rubber stamp the bills that they can’t get the public to support them on?

  • You left out the court challenge CUPW is filing to the back-to-work legislation. Can’t forget Harper’s already pathetic record on labour rights….

  • The irony of the CWB is that if Harper had first changed the CWB act to remove the provisions requiring a vote by farmers, that would have been within the bounds of parliamentary process and then could have introduced legislation to eliminate the monopoly without farmers or the CWB being able to do anything about it. Either in their rush to eliminate the CWB they forgot to do that or they did it on purpose to force a court case and use that to fire up their base for a war on the judiciary is really the only question.

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