Harper government “in contempt of Parliament”; 1st time in Commonwealth history.

Imagine you and your significant other were sitting at home discussing finances. Your significant other says he needs $85,000 and he’s adding a mortgage to the house to raise the funds.

“What are you going to use the money for, my dear”

“None of your business.”

“That’s a lot of money. Won’t you please tell me what you are going to do with the money? You know, I’m part of this family too.”

“What I do with our  money is none of your business. Shove off and shut up.”

If that sort of conversation took place in a family, you could say it was quite dysfunctional.  Well, that is exactly what Canada’s Mr. Harper has been doing for the past four months; refusing to tell Canadians what he is going to do with money he wants for his new budget. Harper seems a bit of an egotist wouldn’t you say.

MPs voted 156-145 in favour of a Liberal motion expressing non-confidence and citing the Harper government for contempt of Parliament, a first for a national government anywhere in the Commonwealth according to Radio 660 news.

I agree with some of the Conservative views, but I cannot abide abuse of power by anyone. Two things I completely disagree with is Harper forcing Canadians to follow political agendas and platforms already proven completely unrealistic and expensive everywhere they have been tried in the past. Those two things are fighting crime by arresting thousands more for exceedingly minor crimes like drug possession of less than one ounce of pot or similar minor offenses – even the United States agrees their war on crime is useless and exceedingly expensive – and Harper changing Canada from a peacekeeping country to a military support country and costing Canadians billions of dollars to fight foreign wars. Canada was once well regarded as a peace keeping country. Thanks to Harper we now are famous for supporting war.

“We are the people’s representatives,” Mr. Ignatieff said. “When the government spends money, the people have a right to know what it is to be spent on. Parliament does not issue blank cheques.”

This week, the opposition-dominated procedure and House affairs committee found the government to be in contempt for failing to release information related to the costs of crime legislation and the purchase of stealth fighter jets.

“For four months, this House and the Canadian people were being stonewalled by this government and they are being stonewalled still,” Mr. Ignatieff said.

Harper has made a mockery of democracy.

Mr. Harper should change his name to Haddafi (rhymes with Gaddafi), for that is more suiting Mr. Harper’s style of “democracy”. Mr. Harper, you are a dolt.

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