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Posted by Joan Russow
Saturday, 28 March 2015 07:32

by Joan Russow PhD Global Compliance Research Project – March 25 2015

The statue Ivstitia (Justice) guards the entrance of the Supreme Court of Canada as the Peace tower is seen in the background in Ottawa.

SINCE 2006, THE HARPER GOVERNMENT has caused the dismantling of Canada and has contributed to Canada’s being perceived as an international pariah.  

A. ESCALATING THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT

B. FOSTERING MILITARISM

C. ENTERING INTO SPURIOUS TRADE AGREEMENTS SUCH AS FIPPA WITH CHINA AND CETA WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION

D. DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT

E. CONTRIBUTING TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS NEGLIGENCE

F. VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS

including labour rights, women’s rights civil and political rights, indigenous rights, social and cultural rights – right to food, right to housing, right to safe drinking water and sewage, right to education and right to universally accessible not for profit health care system;

G. ENTRENCHING CORPORATISM

 

For update see http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10026:election-2015a-long-list-of-the-transgressions-of-the-harper-government&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

A

A ESCALATING THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT

WE DENOUNCE

1.  .HE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PASSING THE SO-CALLED “FAIR ELECTIONS” ACT WHICH PROVIDE NEW FUNDING LOOPHOLES, UNDERMINES THE ROLE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER, PLACES THE ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE WITHOUT HAVING POWER TO COMPEL WITNESSES, AND ABOVE ALL SUPPRESSES THE VOTE BY REMOVING PROCEDURES THAT FACILITATE THE VOTE.

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9801:-breaking-were-taking-the-unfair-elections-act-to-court&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

2.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ELECTION LAW CHANGES WHICH COULD BOOST CONSERVATIVE MP'S CAMPAIGN TOOLS CHANGES

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/election-law-changes-could-boost-conservative-mps-campaign-tools-1.2860344

3.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO PROTECT CHARTER RIGHTS

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/06/26/stephen-harper-charter-rights_n_5534875.html

4.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BETRAYING AN ABYSMALLY INACCURATE VIEW OF FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL REALITIES,” FOR UNDERMINING THE RIGHT CONDUCT OF PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY.

http://www.revparl.ca/english/issue.asp?param=208&art=1459

5.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR UNDERMINING ACCESS TO INFORMATION

https://cjfe.org/resources/features/new-report-hollow-right-access-information-crisis

 6.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SPENDING 1.2 BILLION ON THE “SPY PALACE” FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESABLISHMENT CANADA (CSEC)

1.Inside Canada's top-secret billion-dollar spy palace - Politics ...

www.cbc.ca/.../inside-canada-s-top-secret-billion-dollar-spy-palace-1.19...

7.HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING CSEC TO

ESTABLISH COVERT SURVEILLANCE OPERATIONS WORLDWIDE AS PART OF NSA GLOBAL SPYING APPARATUS

http://www.globalresearch.ca/canadian-spy-agency-establishes-covert-surveillance-operations-worldwide-as-part-of-nsa-global-spying-apparatus/5361566

8.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ACCEPTING FUNDS TO SPY FOR NSA

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/05/13/canada_actively_spies_for_nsa_new_book_says.html

9.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR EMBARKING UPON INCREASED INTRUSIVE SURVEILLANCE OF CANADIAN CITIZEN AND FOR SHARING “INTELLIGENCE WITH OTHER STATES

https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/monitor/massive-secret-surveillance-canada

1O.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR EXPANDING POLICE SURVEILLANCE POWERS

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/parliament-must-reject-harpers-secret-policeman-bill/article22729037/

11.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASING CSIS POWERS UNDER BILL C51

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/14c1550b102c59f9

12.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BRINGING FORWARD WHAT LAWRENCE MARTIN CALLS THE “LOYALTY ACT”

” A CONSERVATIVE MP HAS BROUGHT FORWARD, WITH THE BLESSING OF THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, A BILL THAT WOULD REQUIRE PARLIAMENTARY WATCHDOGS AND ALL THEIR EMPLOYEES TO DISCLOSE PREVIOUS POLITICAL ACTIVITIES.

THE PERIOD OF DISCLOSURE WOULD COVER THE DECADE PREVIOUS TO THEIR APPOINTMENTS. THE LEGISLATION WOULD BE RETROACTIVE — MEANING ALL CURRENT EMPLOYEES WOULD EFFECTIVELY HAVE TO SUBMIT TO POLITICAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.”

LAWRENCE MARTIN

HTTP://WWW.IPOLITICS.CA/2014/01/15/NON-CONSERVATIVES-NEED-NOT-APPLY/

 13.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASINGLY ABUSING ITS CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS AND CAUSING CANADA TO BECOME AN AUTOCRACY WITH FEW CHECKS AND BALANCES

http://www.pej.org/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=8440

14THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR USING FRAUDULENT MEANS FOR ACCEDING TO POWER: FROM .THEIR 2006 IN-AND OUT FUNDING SCHEME TO THEIR USE, IN 2011, OF ROBO CALLS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7946:a-mockery-of-justice-conservatives-should-be-prosecuted-not-rewarded-for-their-violation-of-the-elections-act&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 
15.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CAUSING CANADA TO BE RANKED WORST OF G7 NATIONS IN FIGHTING BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canada-ranked-worst-of-g7-nations-in-fighting-bribery-corruption/article592312/

16.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DISSOLVING PARLIAMENT TO EVADE THE INVESTIGATION INTO ITS IN-AND-OUT SCHEME, FOR

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7946:a-mockery-of-justice-conservatives-should-be-prosecuted-not-rewarded-for-their-violation-of-the-elections-act&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

17.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PROROGUING PARLIAMENT TO AVOID AN INVESTIGATION INTO CANADIAN COMPLICITY IN TORTURING AFGHANI REFUGEES, AND FOR PROROGUING PARLIAMENT TO PREVENT THE OPPOSITION FROM FORMING A COALITION

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7955&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

18.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR USING OMNIBUS BILLS

WHICH HAVE PREVENTED IN DEPTH, MEANINGFUL DEBATE ON KEY ISSUES

19THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT RECOGNIZING THE INFRASTURE DEFICIT BY ATTEMPTING TO .BALANCE THE 2015 BUDGET BY REDUCING THE TRANSFERS TO THE PROVINCES FOR INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING

http://rabble.ca/print/columnists/2015/02/deficit-harper-government-refuses-to-recognize|

20.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR GUTTING REGULATIONS FOR COAL IN OMNIBUS BILL C43 WITH changes to the Canada Marine Act

 http://commonsensecanadian.ca/latest-harper-omnibus-bill-guts-regulations-coal-lng-ports/

21.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PASSING THE OMNIBUS BILL C-38: THE ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION ACT

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2012/05/10/Bill-C38/

22. THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR USING THE OMNIBUS BILL 45 AND CHANGING THE NAVIGABLE WATERS PROTECTION ACT

THIS CHANGE REMOVES THOUSANDS OF LAKES AND STREAMS FROM FEDERAL PROTECTION UNDER THAT LAW.

http://www.ecojustice.ca/publications/files/envirolaw-watch/navigable-waters-protection-act-briefing/

23.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PASSING OMNIBUS BILL 45 WHICH IMPACTS ON FIRST NATIONS

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/21/idle-no-more-bill-c-45-ottawa_n_2343396.html

24.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PASSING OMNIBUS BILL C-43: A threat to environmental safety and democracy

http://wcel.org/sites/default/files/publications/Backgrounder%20Budget%20Bill%20C-43%20AJ%20to%20file%2014-12-04%20_backgrounder%20only_.pdf

 25.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SHOWING CONTEMPT OF PARLIAMENT AND FOR PARLIAMENTARY INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8095&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

26.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MUZZLING FEDERAL SCIENTISTS, BY PREVENTING THE PRESENTING OF THEIR RESULTS WHICH WERE PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS

http://sciencewriters.ca/initiatives/muzzling_canadian_federal_scientists/

27 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DESTROYING FILES OF RAW DATA IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND CLOSING KEY GOVERNMENT LIBRARIES

http://www.canadaspastmatters.ca/public-libraries/federal-library-cuts-and-closures.aspx

28. THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR COMMITTING A KNOWLEDGE MASSACRE

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/capt-trevor-greene/science-cuts canada_b_4534729.html

29.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MARGINALIZING THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE ADVISOR, AND CUTTING OF FUNDING FOR SCIENCE

http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/technology/quirks-quarks-blog/2008/03/new-government-adds-insult-to-former-national-science-advisor-injury.html

30.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SLASHING FUNDING FOR SCIENTISTS IN RESEARCH INTO HEALTH

www.canada.com/story.html?id=68567994-1f34-4338-b878...

31.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR, CUTTING OFF FUNDING FOR SCIENCE AND CLOSING LABS WHOSE RESULTS THREATEN CORPORATE INTERESTS

SEE January 10 2013 VIDEO ON FIFTH ESTATE

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/research-cutbacks-by-government-alarm-scientists-1.2490081

32.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT for selectively scrutinizing charities

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2015/01/23/why-havent-any-harper-friendly-charities-been-scrutinized-keenan.html

33.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SCRAPPING THE MANDATORY LONG-FORM CENSUS DESPITE BEING TOLD BY STATISTICS CANADA OFFICIALS THAT IMPORTANT DATA WOULD LIKELY BE LOST OR IMPAIRED AS A RESULT. GOOD DATA IS ESSENTIAL FOR DEVELOPING GOOD POLICY

www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tories-scrap-mandatory-long-census-1.888048

34.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IMPEDING ACCESS TO INFORMATION, FOR DENYING AND DELAYING REQUESTS. FOR SUPPRESSING RESEARCH, AND FOR INTIMIDATING LIBRARIANS AND ARCHIVISTS

http://news.nationalpost.com/tag/suzanne-legault/

35.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REFRAMING CANADA AND CANADIAN HISTORY. AT THE 2013 CONGRESS, HISTORIANS AND POLITICAL SCIENTISTS EXPRESSED THEIR CONCERN ABOUT HOW THE HARPER GOVERNMENT WAS REFRAMING CANADA AS A MILITARISTIC NATION.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/05/03/harper-conservatives-canadian-history_n_3208625.html

 ALSO QUESTIONS WERE RAISED ABOUT HOW THE CITIZENSHIP TEST WAS BEING REFRAMED

36.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CUTTING FUNDING, FOR UNDERMINING AND FOR INTIMIDATING THE CBCTHE CBC REFUSED TO AUTHORIZE AND PLAY THIS AD

The Man Behind the Desk

http://vimeo.com/69748338

B.

FOSTERING MILITARISM

37.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REMAKING CANADA INTO A WARRIOR NATION

OVERVIEW OF BOOK Warrior Nation, Canada's New Brand

Tyee: http://thetyee.ca/Books/2012/08/11/Warrior-Nation/

38.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASING INTEGRATION WITH THE UNITED STATES

 CANADA, UNDER HARPER GOVERNMENTS, HAS INCREASINGLY CLOSE MILITARY INTEGRATION WITH US POLICY, AND ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT, CUTELY CALLED "SHIPRIDER PROGRAM"; THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE BORDER SECURITY BY ALLOWING THE RCMP AND THE U.S. COAST GUARD TO TEAM UP AND RIDE IN EACH OTHERS VESSELS DURING BORDER PATROLS. THE HARPER GOVERNMENT HAS AGREED TO AN ENHANCED ROLE FOR NORAD. HARPER IS TO GO ANYWHERE, ANY PLACE AND AT ANY TIME AT THE BEHEST OF THE US POLICY OF PREVENTIVE/PRE-EMPTIVE AGGRESSION.

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ibet-eipf/shiprider-eng.htm

39 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR USING THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT DOCTRINE TO JUSTIFY THE INVASION OF LIBYA AND SUPPORTED THE MISSION CREE

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2013/11/25/Libyan-Hell-After-Civil-War/

40.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BEING ONE OF THE FEW COUNTRIES THAT SUPPORTED OBAMA`S INITIAL PROPOSAL TO INVADE SYRIA

www.cbc.ca/.../harper-and-obama-want-firm-response-to-syria-attack-1....

41THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ABANDONING CANADA'S LONG STANDING ROLE OF A SANCTUARY FOR THOSE OPPOSED TO WAR AND FOR REJECTING US WAR RESISTERS

42.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR TRIPPLING THE MILITARY BUDGET; IT HAS INCREASED THREEFOLD SINCE 2000; THE CURRENT BUDGET IS 30 BILLION, NOT INCLUDING THE FAR REACHING EXPENSES OF CANADA FIRST PLAN

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about/canada-first-defence-strategy.

43.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ENGAGING IN MILITARY EXERCISES SUCH AS NATO”S EXERCISE TRIDENT FURY, AND NORTHCOM'S EXERCISE- AND FOR NOT OPPOSING THE INCREASED NORTHWEST TRAINING RANGE COMPLEX

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9129:exercise-trident-fury-2013-rogue-states-engaged-in-propaganda-for-war&catid=104:i-peace-news&Itemid=204

44.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING THE INFAMOUS CHILEAN TORTURE SHIP, THE ESMERALDA TO BERTH IN THE GREATER VICTORIA HARBOUR AND IN THE VANCOUVER HARBOUR.

http://www.straight.com/news/bc-residents-oppose-visit-chilean-navy-ship-la-esmeralda-vancouver

45.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING THE CONTINUED BERTHING AND CIRCULATING OF NUCLEAR POWERED AND NUCLEAR ARMS CAPABLE VESSELS IN THE GREATER VICTORIA HARBOUR

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9790:uss-nimitz-warship-should-be-projibited-in-canadian-waters-and-harbours&catid=104:i-peace-news&Itemid=204

46.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CONTINUING TO HOST AND FOR EXPANDING CANSEC-THE INTERNATIONAL ARMS TRADE FAIR

“CANADA'S LARGEST WEAPONS BAZAAR. THOUSANDS OF BUYERS, SELLERS, USERS AND PROMOTERS OF THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES FOR WAR AND REPRESSION WILL BE RUBBING SHOULDERS AT THIS HUGE, PRIVATE EVENT. CLOAKING THEMSELVES BEHIND A WALL OF DECEPTIVE EUPHEMISMS, LIKE "DEFENCE" AND "SECURITY," HUNDREDS OF HIGHLY-PROFITABLE CANADIAN CORPORATIONS WILL SHOWCASE THEIR DEADLY WARES”. (COALITION AGAINST THE ARMS TRADE)

http://pejnews.com/index.php?view=article&id=9190%3A-cansec-warfare-exhibit-in-ottawa-canada-has-become-an-international-war-

47.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ADVOCATING THAT AT THE END OF CANADIAN COMBAT OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD LOOK TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AS POTENTIAL BUYERS OF CANADIAN-MADE GUNS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT

48.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT SIGNING THE ARMS TRADE TREATY [EVEN THE US HAS SIGNED IT ALONG WITH 117 OTHER STATES; NINE STATES HAVE RATIFIED IT.]

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/harper-refuses-to-sign-landmark-arms-trade-treaty/article14539869/

http://motherboard.vice.com/en_ca/read/canada-is-exporting-halo-helmets-and-drones?utm_source=Outbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=MotherboardCanada

49.UPDATED DECEMBER 24 2014

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT BEING ONE OF THE STATES RATIFYING THE CONVENTION WHEN ITCAME INTO FORCE

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-not-yet-among-60-countries-signing-treaty-on-arms-trade-1.1305053

50.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ENTERING INTO A $15 BILLION DEAL WITH SAUDI ARABIA

TO SELL LIGHT ARMED VEHICLES

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10016:has-the-harper-governments-financial-opportunism-of-a-15-billion-arms-deal-to-saudi-arabia-trumped-canadas-willingness-to-be-a-party-to-the-arms-trade-treaty&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

51THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING THE BUDGET OFFICER ASSESSMENT OF THE COST OF .THE F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (JSF) AND FOR FAILING TO BE TRANSPARENT WITH THE OPPOSITION

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/budget-watchdog-accuses-tories-of-low-balling-f-35-cost/article4104618/

52.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FUNDING, UNDER THE WESTERN DIVERSIFICATION PROGRAM, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, A PROGRAM TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH AND PRODUCE DRONES WITH SYSTEMS THAT ARE CONFIGURABLE WITH MILITARY USES (DOCUMENT RECEIVED THROUGH ACCESS TO INFORMATION)

53.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REVERSING, IN 2007, CANADA’S LONGSTANDING SUPPORT FOR A NUCLEAR ARMS FREE MIDDLE EAST. AND FOR REFUSING YET AGAIN, AT THE 2013 HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, TO SUPPORT NUCLEAR ARMS FREE MIDDLE EAST. (FROM CANADIAN GOVERNMENT STATEMENTS AT THE NPT CONFERENCES AND FROM HIGH LEVEL MEETING AT UN IN NEW YORK)

54.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DISMISSING THE ISRAELI ATTACK ON LEBANON AS A BEING “A MEASURED' RESPONSE." IN ADDITION, CANADA WAS ONE A FEW COUNTRIES THAT DID NOT CONDEMN THE DEADLY ISRAELI ATTACK IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS, ON THE HUMANITARIAN FLOTILLA.

http://www.socialist.ca/node/1442

http://rabble.ca/news/2010/06/israel-can-do-no-wrong-harpers-policy

55.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SUPPORTING THE MURDEROUS ATTACK BY ISRAEL ON GAZA IN GAZA IN 2008-9, AN ATTACK WHICH KILLED OVER 1400 PALESTINIANS, MOSTLY CIVILIANS, AND WHICH WAS DENOUNCED IN THE GOLDSTONE REPORT TO THE UN AS VIOLATIONS AGAINST INTERNATIONAL LAW

http://www.crescent-online.net/2014/05/jewish-group-accuses-harper-government-of-hypocrisy-in-treatment-of-irfan-canada-ijv-canada-4444-articles.html

56THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO CONDEMN THE ILLEGAL BLOCKADE, OF GAZA BY ISRAEL, WHICH IS A VIOLATION ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AGAINST COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT. 

http://rabble.ca/news/2010/06/israel-can-do-no-wrong-harpers-policy

 

C

.ENTERING INTO SPURIOUS TRADE AGREEMENTS SUCH AS FIPPA WITH CHINA AND CETA WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION

57.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASING GLOBALIZATION, DEREGULATION AND PRIVATIZATION THROUGH ITS SUPPORT FOR TRADE AGREEMENTS, SUCH AS THE WTO/FTAA/NAFTA, SPP, CETA, FIPA TTIPS; AS WELL AS BYLATERAL AGREEMENTS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9737:-ceta-should-be-declared-null-and-void-for-violating-international-norms-pdf-print-e-mail-justice-news-posted-by-joan-russow-friday-18-october-2013-0706-ceta-should-be-declared-null-and-void-for-violating-international-norms-joan-russow-global-complianc&catid=74:ijustice-news&Itemid=216

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9916:fippa-should-be-declared-null-and-void-for-violating-international-peremptory-norms-pdf-print-e-mail-justice-news&catid=74:ijustice-news&Itemid=216

58.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING NAFTA OBLIGATIONS BY ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/canada-accused-of-ignoring-nafta-obligations-by-environmental-law-association/article13778435/#dashboard/

59.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT

FOR BLOCKING NAFTA INVESTIGATION INTO BRITISH COLUMBIA FISH FARM IMPACTS ON WILD SALMON DECISION THREATENS SALMON RUNS ALONG ENTIRE PACIFIC COAST

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.ca/2014/12/canada-blocks-nafta-investigation-into.html

D.

DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT

 

PRINCIPLE

60.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MISCONTRUING THE

INTERNATIONAL PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE

THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IS THE FOLLOWING;

WHERETHERE IS A THREAT OF IRREVERSIBLE HARM OR A THREAT OF LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY OR A THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH, THE LACK OF FULL SCIENTIFIC CERTAINTY OF HARM SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A REASON TO POSTPONE MEASURES TO PREVENT THE THREAT.

IN CANADA THE WORDING IS

“THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE” RECOGNIZES THAT THE ABSENCE OF FULL SCIENTIFIC CERTAINTY” OF SAFETY SHALL NOT BE USED AS A REASON FOR POSTPONING DECISIONS

IN CANADA, THIS VERSION HAS RESULTED IN THE QUESTIONABLE APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS AND THE IGNORING OF YEARS OF INDEPENDENT RESEARCH INDICATING HARM. (FROM PETITION SUBMITTED TO THE COMMISSIONER OF THE ENVIRONMENT, AUGUST 2013)

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9536:enbridge-pipeline-the-panel-ignored-the-precautionary-principle-and-the-government-has-misconstrued-the-principle&catid=89:bc-earth-news&Itemid=213

INTERNAIONAL PARIAH

61.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR UNDERMING THE RESOLVE IN THE RIO+20 CONFERENCE TO ELIMINATE SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUELS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9814:rio20-canada-the-deleter-of-key-principles-and-commitments&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

62.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR WITHDRAWING FROM THE CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada-quietly-pulls-out-of-un-anti-droughts-convention-1.1388320

63.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FORWITHDRAWING FROM THE KYOTO PROOCOL

http://o.canada.com/news/its-official-harper-government-withdraws-from-kyoto-climate-agreement

64THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CONTINUALLY RECEIVING THE FOSSIL AWARD AND EVEN THE C.OLLOSAL FOSSIL AWARD FOR OBSTRUCTING

THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES AT THE UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7527&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

65.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MAKING 7 RESERVATIONS AT 2013 CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/canada-opts-not-to-block-international-trade-in-76-endangered-species-1.2867437

66.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING NAFTA’S ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/canada-accused-of-ignoring-nafta-obligations-by-environmental-law-association/article13778435/#dashboard/

 67.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR OPPOSING AN INVESTIGATION, BY THE NAFTA ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG, INTO THE TAILING PONDS IN THE OIL SANDS

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/01/12/nafta-oilsands-tar-sands-tailing-ponds_n_6454492.html

GENERAL

68.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ARRANGING THAT

AFTER FEDERAL CHANGES TO WATERWAYS RULES, 90 PER CENT OF PROTECTED LAKES LAP ON CONSERVATIVE SHORES

HTTP://www.ottawacitizen.com/touch/story.html?id=7466027

69THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BLOCKING THE PLACING OF ASBESTOS ON THE ROTTERDAM LIST .OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES LIST.

69.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT BANNING THE NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES WHICH HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO HARM BEES, AND BIRDS

http://www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/policy/toxins/Neonic_FINAL.pdf

70.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT BANNING MOTORIZED SEAWEED HARVESTING AND INSTITUTING A MORATORIUM ON NON-MORTORIZED HARVESTING

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9500:-open-letter-mechanizedindustrialized-seaweed-harvesting-must-be-banned&catid=89:bc-earth-news&Itemid=213

MINING

71THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR TURNING LAKES INTO MINE DUMP SITES

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/lakes-across-canada-face-being-turned-into-mine-dump-sites-1.733972

72.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT, AND THE CONSERVATIVE DOMINATED SENATE, FOR OPPOSING A MINING BILL C300 WHICH WOULD REQUIRE CANADIAN MINING COMPANIES TO ABIDE BY STANDARDS WHEN THEY OPERATE OUTSIDE OF CANADA.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/may/14/canadian-mining-serious-environmental-harm-iachr

FACTS AND SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE

73.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE SYSTEMIC ATTACK ON FACTS AND REASON

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/djclimenhaga/2013/04/former-tory-strategist-allan-gregg-rips-harper-cons-systematic-a|

74.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WAR ON SCIENCE

http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2013/05/20/the-canadian-war-on-science-a-long-unexaggerated-devastating-chronological-indictment/

 75.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR AMMENDING THE LIST OF INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS REQUIRING ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL AND HARM

76.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING QUEBEC’S PROFESSORS REQUEST FOR AN INQUIRY INTO TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

77.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FROM CAUSING IRREVERSIBLE MÉTIS SUIT CLAIMS B.C. DAMS CAUSE 'IRREVERSIBLE' HARM

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9712:metis-suit-claims-bc-dams-cause-irreversible-harm&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212’

78.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ERODING CANADA’S PARKLAND BY CAUSING THE LOSS OF THE LAST SANCTUARIES

http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/technology/quirks-quarks-blog/2014/04/loss-of-the-last-sanctuaries.html

79.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ALLOWING THE OIL INDUSTRY TO CREATE-“LAKE-DISTRICT”FROM OPEN-PITMINES AND TOXIC TARS AND WASTE

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8495:oil-industry-looks-to-create-qlake-districtq-from-open-pit-mines-and-toxic-tar-sands-waste&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

80.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BAILING OUT GM: MAXIMIZING MANUFACTURING FOOTPRINT ECLIPSES ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7717&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

81.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BAILING OUT GM: MAXIMIZING MANUFACTURING FOOTPRINT ECLIPSES ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7717&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

82THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PULLING OUT OF THE CONVENTION TO PREVENT DESERTIFICATION

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9042:canada-pulls-out-of-un-convention-to-fight-droughts&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

83.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BEING AN OCEAN VILLAIN SPOILS WORLD 2007 OCEANS DAY

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6795&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

84.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT ENSURING THAT ALBERTA’S NEW ENERGY REGULATOR INVESTIGATES THE LARGE PETROCHEMICAL SHEEN , DISCOVERED BY THE FIRST NATIONS, ON ATHABASCA RIVER

PIPELINES

85.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR APPROVING THE ENBRIDGE PIPELINE. THE HARPER GOVERNMENT ACCEPTED THE FLAWED DECISION OF THE ENBRIDGE PANEL WHICH IGNORED NOT ONLY THE DEEP CONCERNS, SUBMITTED TO THE PANEL, BY THE CITIZENS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BUT ALSO INTERNATIONAL NORMS WHICH WOULD BE VIOLATED

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9797:the-cabinet-decisions-mimiked-the-flawed-decision-by-the-joint-review-panel-if-one-reviews-the-initial-submissions-to-the-panel-in-august-2010-one-can-clearly-see-that-the-issues-raised-by-the-submissions-were-completely-ignored-&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

86.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT OBJECTING TO THE FACT THA T 75ALBERTA ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORS TO BE PAID BY ENERGY INDUSTRY

http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/energy-resources/More+than+Alberta+environmental+regulators/9318036/story.html?__lsa=8ab2-3304

87.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SETTING UP A FLAWED NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD HEARING INTO THE EXPANSION OF KINDER MORGAN

 http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9957:constitutionality-of-kinder-morgan-trans-mountain-review-process-in-question-open-letter&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

88.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REFUSING TO ALLOW SUBMISSIONS, DEALING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, TO BE PUT BEFORE THE NEB HEARING ON THE EXPANSION OF KINDER MORGAN. ( Personal communication from WCWC)

89.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING THE CONCERNS EXPRESSED, BY FIRST NATIONS ABOUT THE EXPANSION OF KINDER MORGAN

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9963:tsawout-neb-hearing-list-of-impactspotential-project-impacts-from-increased-marine-shipping-accidents-and-malfunctions&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

90.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DISREGARDING THE CONCERN ABOUT ENERGY EAST PIPELINE

http://environmentaldefense.ca/articles/statement-environmental-defence%E2%80%99s-adam-scott-transcanada%E2%80%99s-risky-energy-east-pipeline-proposal

SPILLS

91.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT GIVING ANSWERS ON COLD LAKE SPILL

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/emmapullman/2013/07/canadians-need-answers-on-cold-lake-oil-spill

 92THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT GIVING ANSWERS ON COLD LAKE SPILL

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/emmapullman/2013/07/canadians-need-answers-on-cold-lake-oil-spill

93.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INADEQUATE MONITORING CAUSED TWO OIL SPILLS

http://o.canada.com/2013/01/21/inadequate-monitoring-caused-two-oil-spills-federal-records-show/

94.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR COVERING UP, UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION, A SERIOUS SPILL IN THE TARSANDS WHICH OCCURRED PRIOR TO THE 2011 ELECTION

http://www.victoriacouncilofcanadians.ca/climate-justice/huge-oil-spill-in-alberta-cover-up-by-regulators

95.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE SPILLING OIL INTO ALBERTA’S COLD LAKE

http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/oil-has-been-spilling-into-albertas-cold-lake-for-almost-nine-months-and-no-one-knows-why

96.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INADEQUATE MONITORING CAUSED TWO OIL SPILLS

http://o.canada.com/2013/01/21/inadequate-monitoring-caused-two-oil-spills-federal-records-show/

OlL SANDS/TAR SANDS

97.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ALLOWING THE OIL INDUSTRY TO CREATE-“LAKE-DISTRICT”FROM OPEN-PIT MINES AND TOXIC TARS AND WASTE

http://www.desmogblog.com/2012/10/04/oil-industry-looks-create-lake-district-open-pit-mines-and-toxic-tar-sands-waste

98.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING GOVERNMENT-FUNDED-STUDY ABOUT TOXIC HYDROCARBONSFROM OILSANDS POLLUTE LAKES-

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/weather/government-funded-study-concludes-toxic-hydrocarbons-from-oilsands-pollute-lakes-1.41572

99.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING THE POTENTIALLY DAMAGING OILSANDS EXPANSION   

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/potentially-damaging-jackpine-oilsands-mine-expansion-ok-d-by-ottawa-1.2454849

 

100.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ALLOWING THE JACKPINE MINE TO AFFECTED ANIMALS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8572:photos-animals-affected-by-jackpine-mine-expansion&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

101THE HARPER GOVEERNMENT FOR CAUSING A LARGE PETROCHEMICAL SHEEN ON THE ATHABASCA RIVER

http://acfnchallenge.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/first-nation-discovers-large-petrochemical-sheen-on-athabasca-river-albertas-new-energy-regulator-missing-in-action/

102THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR WITHHOLDING DETAILS OF GOVERNMENT ADS FOR BIG OIL

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9344:stephen-harper-withholds-details-of-government-ads-for-big-oil-minister-wants-to-spend-up-to-165-million-on-advertising&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

103.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DOUBLING ADVERTISING SPENT ON TAR SANDS

Stephen Harper's administration has increased spend from $9m to $16.5m in the last year

 http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9162:canadian-government-doubles-advertising-spend-on-tar-sands&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

104.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SPENDINGFROM $9M TO $16.5M IN THE LAST YEAR ON ADVERTISINGFOR THE OIL SAND

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9162:canadian-government-doubles-advertising-spend-on-tar-sands&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

105.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT "GREEN" TORIES PLAN QUINTUPLING TAR SANDS PRODUCTION

www.canadians.org

MARINE CREATURES

106.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FROM REMOVING NORTH PACIFIC HUMPBACK WHALES FROM LIST OF ‘THREATENED’ SPECIES

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9714:ottawa-removing-north-pacific-humpback-whales-from-list-of-threatened-species&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

107.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CONDUCTING A FLAWED WHALE- DEATH INVESTIGATION

http://www.timescolonist.com/whale-death-investigation-flawed-experts-say-1.886935

ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

108THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT PREVENTING THE

CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY APPROVAL OF ONE VARIETY OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ALFALFA:

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9208:canadian-food-inspection-agency-has-recently-approved-one-variety-of-genetically-engineered-alfalfa&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

109.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR APPROVING THE PRODUCTION OF TRANSGENIC SALMON EGGS IN PEI

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9548:transgenic-salmon-is-fraught-with-uncertainties-and-irreversible-harmful-consequences&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

110.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR UNDERMINING THE CANADIAN ECONOMY BY CAUSING CANADA TO BECOME A FOSSIL FUEL STATE

http://commonsensecanadian.ca/petro-state-economy-costs-canada-far-jobs-creates/

111.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR TOLERATING CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS, FOR FUNDING THE “FRIENDS OF SCIENCE” AND FOR SACRIFICING HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN CANADA FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE TARSANDS PIPELINES AND TANKERS.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Friends_of_Science

112.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT'S NATURAL RESOURCE MINISTER

WHO SAID THAT HIS DEPARTMENT WANTED TO SPEND UP TO $16.5 MILLION ON ADVERTISING IN THE UPCOMING YEAR, "THIS IS A CRITICAL MOMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, AND THEREFORE WE HAVE ALLOCATED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR ADVERTISING,' OLIVER TOLD A SPECIAL COMMITTEE STUDYING SPENDING ESTIMATES IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS"

http://tarsandssolutions.org/in-the-media/stephen-harpers-government-withholds-details-of-16-million-pr-campaign-for

113.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DOOUBLING ADVERTISING SPENT ON TAR SANDS

Stephen Harper's administration has increased spend from $9m to $16.5m in the last year

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9162:canadian-government-doubles-advertising-spend-on-tar-sands&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

114.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR COVERING UP, UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION, A SERIOUS SPILL IN THE TARSANDS WHICH OCCURRED PRIOR TO THE 2011 ELECTION

http://www.victoriacouncilofcanadians.ca/climate-justice/huge-oil-spill-in-alberta-cover-up-by-regulators

/

115.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CALLING THOSE WHO SEEK TO PREVENT THE SENDING OF FOSSIL FUELS ACROSS BC AS "EXTREMISTS".

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20120301/northern-gateway-pipeline-canada-harper-tar-oil-sands-forestethics-first-nations-charities-nonprofits-keystone-xl

116.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MAKING, IN 2009 AT COP15, A LOW COMMITMENT FOR REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS (17 PER CENT FROM 2005 LEVELS BY 2020; WHEREAS THE EU HAD AGREED TO 20% FROM THE 1990 LEVEL)

AND THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT ESTABILISHING A CREDIBLE PLAN FOR REACHING EVEN THIS MODEST COP 15 COMMITMENT BY 2020

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/emissions-will-soar-after-2020-without-oil-sands-regulation-federal-report-says/article16250220/

FRACKING

117.HARPER GOVERNMENT, FOR FAILING TO INSTITUTE A CANADA-WIDE BAN ON FRACKING TO PREVENT THE NAFTA SUIT AGAINST QUEBEC`S BAN ON FRACKING

http://www.canadians.org/media/lone-pine-resources-files-outrageous-nafta-lawsuit-against-fracking-ban

118.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG WORRY ABOUT RISE OF FRACKING

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8908:environmental-watchdog-worried-about-rise-of-fracking&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

119.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT ADDRESSING THE LEAKED

FRACKING FLUID CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER NEAR GRANDE PRAIRIE

120.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PASSING OMNIBUS BILL C-38

C-38

WHICH CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING;

(i) CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTALASSESSMENT ACT DITCHED.

(ii) (CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY SERIOUSLY WEAKENED.

(iii) CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT UNDERCUT.

(iv) KYOTO PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTATION ACT KILLED.

(v) (FISHERIES ACT SERIOUSLY WEAKENED.

(vi) NAVIGABLEWATERS PROTECTION ACT HAMPERED.

(vii) ENERGY BOARD ACT NEUTERED.

(viii) SPECIES AT RISK ACT HAMSTRUNG.

(ix) PARKS CANADA AGENCY ACT TRIMMED, STAFF CUT.

(x) CANADIAN OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS ACT MADE MORE INDUSTRY FRIENDLY.

(xi) COASTING TRADE ACT MADE MORE OFFSHORE DRILLING FRIENDLY.

(xii) (NUCLEAR SAFETY CONTROL ACT UNDERMINED.

(xiii) CANADA SEEDS ACT INSPECTIONS PRIVATIZED.

(xiv) AGRICULTURE AFFECTED.

(xv) NATIONAL ROUND TABLE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ECONOMY KILLED.

(xvi) MORE ATTACKS ON ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS FUNDED. (vii) WATER PROGRAMS CUT.

(xvii) WASTEWATER SURVEY CUT. )

(xviii) MONITORING EFFLUENT CUT.

Outline above fromThe Tyee

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2012/05/10/Bill-C38/

121.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT, FOR OBSTRUCTING THE BIODIVERSITY PROTOCOL, INDIGENOUS GROUPS ALLEGE CANADIAN OBSTRUCTIONISM ON THE BIODIVERSITY PROTOCOL

http://www.ip-watch.org/2010/10/21/indigenous-groups-allege-canadian-obstructionism-to-biodiversity-abs-protocol/

122.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASING PRODUCTION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9807:republication-of-professor-seralinis-study-time-to-be-responsible&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

123.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO INVOKE THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE AND INSTITUTE A BAN ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9773:presentation-at-the-victoria-2014-march-against-monsanto&catid=80:i-pej-events&Itemid=228

124.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO INVOKE THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE TO PREVENT THE IMPACT OF GE ON THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES.

http://www.startribune.com/local/143017765.html

.

125.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING, A STRAIN OF MONSANTO ALFALFA GE SEED TO BE APPROVED AND FOR COMPROMISING FOOD SECURITY

126.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE “DOWNLISTING” OF PACIFIC HUMPBACK WHALES FROM “THREATENED” TO “SPECIAL CONCERN”

http://news.wildlife.org/featured/controversy-over-canadas-decision-to-downlist-humpback-whales/

127.THE HARPER  GOVERNMENTFOR CONSIDERING DIFFERENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH CARE WHICH COULD RESULT IN INCREASE PRIVATIZATION AND END TO MEDICARE

IN THE 2011 LEADERS DEBATE HARPER SAID; “GOVERNMENTS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY HAVE EXPERIMENTED WITH ALTERNATIVE SERVICE DELIVERY….WE’RE NOT GOING TO WAVE THE FINGER AT PROVINCES BECAUSE THEY EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT

DELIVERY.”

http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2014/03/12/medicare-is-on-the-road-to-oblivion/#.U7Bsk5RdVuA

128.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ABDICATING RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THE CANADA HEALTH CARE ACT.

http://healthcoalition.ca/harper-plan-would-kill-medicare/

129.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING THE PLEAS OF THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES FOR CANCELING THE DEBT, AND THE PLEAS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE AND FOR COMPENSATION FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THEIR ATMOSPHERIC SPACE (STATEMENT BY CNEW YORK,10-14 JANUARY 2011 CONFERENCE ON THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES , AT THE UN, IN NEW YORK.)ANADA AT THE NEW YORK,10-14 JANUARY 2011 CONFERENCE ON THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES , AT THE UN, IN NEW YORK.)

 

E.

CONTRIBUTING TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS NEGLIGENCE

130.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR HAVING APPROVED HAVING ONLY ONE ENGINEER ON TRAINS; THIS COULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ILL-FATED TRAIN DISASTER IN LAC MEGANTIC

F.

VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS

131.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR VIOLATING THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE IN AFGHANISTAN THROUGH TRANSFERRING THE AFHAN DETAINEES

EVEN THOUGH A CANADIAN AMBASSADOR ADVISED THE GOVERNMENT ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE PRISONERS TRANSFERRED BY CANADA TO AN AFGHAN PRISON WERE BEING TORTURED, THE HARPER MINORITY GOVERNMENT IGNORED THE WARNING. THE HARPER MINORITY GOVERNMENT DENIED THAT THEY HAD BEEN INFORMED AND DISCREDITED HIM, AND NOW IN JUNE, THE DOCUMENTS INDICATE THAT HARPER HAD BEEN INFORMED

 http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/40436-cia-torture-revelations.html

132.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR EXTENDING THE ANTI-TERRORIST ACT AND FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE INTERNATIONALCOVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/conservatives-pass-anti-terror-bill-decried-by-civil-rights-advocates/article11535988/

133.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE PUTTING UNDER SUREILLANCE CITIZENS ENGAGED IN LAWFUL ADVOCACY; THIS PRACTICE VIOLATES SECTION 1 OF THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS- THAT AFFIRMS THAT THERE MUST BE NO DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF POLITICAL OR OTHER OPINION

134.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE AGAINST DEMONSTRATORS. AT THE G8 – 20

http://www.cpcml.ca/Tmld2010/D40154.htm

LABOUR

135.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT’ FOR VIOLATING LABOUR RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY FOR CHALLENGING THE RIGHT TO STRIKE

 http://www.cupw.ca/index.cfm/ci_id/13985/la_id/1

136.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CHANGING THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY RULES. THESE CHANGES WILL INCREASE THE PRECARIOUSNESS OF JOBS AND JEOPARDIZE THE BARGAINING POWER OF WORKERS IN CANADA.

137.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CURTAILING THROUGH OMNIBUS BILL C4 RIGHT TO STRIKE BY CIVIL SERVANTS

INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

138. THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE DENYING OF RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. ARTICLE 19 OF THE UN DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WHICH REQUIRES FAIR PRIOR INFORMED CONSENT; HARPER HAS STATED CONSENT DOES NOT REALLY MEAN CONSENT IT MEANS CONSULTATION. HE ALSO HAS DECLARED THAT THE UNDRIP IS ONLY ASPIRATIONAL.[HE RECENT DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT WILL NOT PERMIT THIS:

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9813:tsilhqotin-first-nation-granted-bc-title-claim-in-supreme-court-ruling&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

http://intercontinentalcry.org/harper-launches-major-first-nations-termination-plan-as-negotiating-tables-legitimize-canadas-colonialism/

 

139.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REJECTING THE 2014 UN RESOLUTION ON NATIVE RIGHTS

 http://www.catholicregister.org/item/18895-canada-rejects-un-resolution-on-native-rights

140.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR HIDING DOCUMENTS IN A CHALLENGE OVER FUNDING FOR FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN.

THE CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL SAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT KNEW ABOUT 50,000 DOCUMENTS "PREJUDICIAL TO ITS CASE AND HIGHLY RELEVANT" IN 2012, BUT DIDN'T DISCLOSE THEM UNTIL THEY WERE REVEALED THIS YEAR IN A REQUEST UNDER FEDERAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION LAWS. (CBC)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ottawa-rebuked-for-holding-back-first-nations-documents-1.1362202

WORKERS RIGHTS

141.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO RATIFY THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE ABUSES AND EXPLOITATION OCCURRING IN THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM,  

http://www.amnesty.org/fr/library/asset/AMR20/008/2012/en/5a3659f9-9cfe-4597-abfa-4047d5653c69/amr200082012en.pdf 

 

142.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE COMMITMENT TO ENSURE THAT EMPLOYERS, WITH CRIMINAL RECORD, COULD NOT BE INVOLVED WITH THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORK PROGRAM

143.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MOVING CANADA AWAY FROM A COUNTRY OF MULTIFAITH, AND NO FAITH TOWARDS A FORM OF CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISM WITH LINKS TO ISRAEL

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2012/03/26/Harper-Evangelical-Mission/

CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

144.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT'S BILL C10‘ TOUGH ON CRIME BILL WHICH HAS CAUSED VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE CRIME LEGISLATION TO BE DIRECTED TOWARDS INCREASING PUNISHMENT BY WAY OF MORE PRISON TERMS FOR MORE PEOPLE AND FOR LONGER. VIRTUALLY NOTHING IN ANY OF THE LEGISLATION DOES ANYTHING TO PREVENT CRIME

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/what-worries-critics-about-omnibus-crime-bill-1.1244907

145.THE HARPER GOVERNMENTS FAILURE TO CONDEMN ISRAEL FOR THE TREATMENT OF THE PALESTINIANS

146.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PULLING FUNDING FROM GROUPS WHICH WERE CRITICAL OF ISRAEL

http://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/ngos-and-empire

147.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REFUSING TO FUND ANYTHING TO DO WITH FAMILY PLANNING AND ABORTION

 http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/gerry-caplan/2014/06/harpers-plan-maternal-health-not-nearly-good-enough

148.THE HARPER GOVERNMENTFOR BENDING THE RULES PARLIAMENT HILL

FOR ANTI ABORTION PROTEST

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/anti-abortion-protest-bent-rules-on-parliament-hill-1.2870209

REFUGEE RIGHTS

149THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR VIOLATING SECTION 1 OF THE 1951 REFUGEE ACT BY MAKING A DISTINCTION BETWEEN WHAT IT DEEMS TO BE ‘SAFE” AND “UNSAFE” COUNTRIES; “THERE SHOULD BE NO DISCRIMINATION ON GROUNDS OF COUNTRY OF ORIGIN ARTICLE1, REFUGEE ACT)

http://www.pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9523:a-potential-consequence-of-harper-governments-distinction-between-refugees-from-safe-and-unsafe-states&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

150.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT PRIORITIZING RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN SYRIA REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT; “THERE SHOULD BE NO DISCRIMINATION ON GROUNDS OF COUNTRY OF RELIGION” ARTICLE 1, REFUGEE ACT)

 http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-considers-prioritizing-religious-minorities-in-syria-refugee-resettlement-1.2870916

151.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IMPRISONING OF REFUGEES ARRIVING BY SHIP AND FOR CUTTING OFF HEALTH CARE FUNDING FOR REFUGEES, COMING FROM COUNTRIES, WHICH THE HARPER GOVERNMENT DEEMS TO BE SAFE TO CANADA.

http://healthcoalition.ca/main/issues/conservative-attack-on-refugee-health-care/

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

152.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILINGTO FOR FAILING TO FULFILL MILLENNIAL GOALS

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CAUSING, THE GAP BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE POOR TO INCREASE. IN CANADA

THE MEDIAN INCOME OF THE TOP 1%IS 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN THE REMAINING 99% OF TAX FILERS (STATISTICS CANADA).

www.canadiansocialresearch.net/inequality.htm

153.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT,FOR CAUSING CANADATO FALL

FURTHER BEHIND ON MDG#1 IN RELATION TO ALL SECTORS OF POPULATION LIVING IN POVERTY WELL OVER THE European Union and OECD (ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT) AVERAGES, PARTICULARLY IN RELATION TO ABORIGINAL PERSONS (36% POVERTY RATE) SINGLE MOTHERS (21.5%POVERTY RATE), AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (26.4%).

www.makepovertyhistory.ca

154.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CANADA BEING RANKED AS 20TH OUT OF 31 OECD COUNTRIES FOR MOVING WOMEN OUT OF POVERTYIN MEASURING POVERTY

http://www.canadianwomen.org/sites/canadianwomen.org/files/PDF-FactSheet-EndPoverty-Jan2013.pdf

155. THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CAUSING CANADA TO BE 12 OUT OF 30 IN THE ASSESSMENT, BY UNICEF, IN CHILD WELL BEING IN RICH COUNTRIES

http://www.unicef.org/media/files/ChildPovertyReport.pdf

156.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR`THE FISCAL CRISIS BEING CAUSED BY DEREGULATION OF FINANCIAL MARKETS WHICH HAS ACCELERATED THIS INEQUALITY.

https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/monitor/global-economic-crisis-and-its-canadian-dimension

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CAUSING A DETERIORATION IN CANADA OF FOOD SECURITY, AND FOR DISPENSIN WITH THE RQPPATEUR’S REPORT ON FOOD SECURITY

 http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/un-official-sparks-debate-over-canadian-food-security-1.1130281

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ENTRENCHING CORPORATISM

 157.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT ADDRESSING THE FACT THAT

CANADA NOW DOMINATES WORLD BANK CORRUPTION LIST, THANKS TO SNC-LAVALIN

158.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BAILING OUT THE BANKS AND LOWERING CORPORATE TAXES YET CUTTING BACK ON FEDERAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.

159THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE INCREASING SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

http://www.fin.gc.ca/n12/12-108-eng.asp

160.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASING GLOBALIZATION, DEREGULATION AND PRIVATIZATION THROUGH ITS SUPPORT FOR TRADE AGREEMENTS, SUCH AS THE WTO/FTAA/NAFTA, SPP, CETA, FIPA TTIPS; AS WELL AS BYLATERAL AGREEMENTS. ALL THESE TRADE AGREEMENTS SHOULD BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID FOR VIOLATING INTERNTIONAL PEREMPTORY NORMS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9737:-ceta-should-be-declared-null-and-void-for-violating-international-norms-pdf-print-e-mail-justice-news-posted-by-joan-russow-friday-18-october-2013-0706-ceta-should-be-declared-null-and-void-for-violating-international-norms-joan-russow-global-complianc&catid=74:ijustice-news&Itemid=216

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9792:the-ttip-will-enshrine-corporate-rights-erode-democracy-and-defy-international-peremptory-norms&catid=74:ijustice-news&Itemid=216

161.THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR UNDERMINING OF POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

CANADA HAS REDUCED FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITIES, CAUSING UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCHERS TO GROVEL FOR CORPORATE FUNDING, SUCH AS FROM MINING CORPORATIONS SUCH GOLDCORP. WITH TERRIBLE HUMAN RIGHTS RECORDS, AND FROM DEFENCE FUNDING.

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/blog/federal-programs-and-research-facilities-that-have-been-shut-down-or-had-th

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