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SAVE CANADA BY DENOUNCING HARPER’S TRANSGRESSIONS PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Thursday, 25 July 2013 14:59

 DENUNCIATION OF THE HARPER GOVERNMENT

by Joan  Russow Global Compliance Research Project JULY 25, 2013

 

Please see 2015 update 

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

 

 

Since 2006, the Harper government  has caused Canada to be perceived as an international Pariah.  On Canada Day we have the opportunity to denounce the  Harper government for years of transgressions; Here is a beginning list.

 

WE DENOUNCE 

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INTIMIDATING THE CBC; THE CBC REFUSED TO BROADCAST THE FOLLOWING AD. PRODUCED BY THE FRIENDS OF CBC

 

 

TV

 

The Man Behind the Desk

 

 

ESCLATING THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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


 

WE DENOUNCE

THE   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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DISSOLVING PARLIAMENT TO EVADE THE INVESTIGATION INTO HIS IN-AND OUT SCHEME, 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 COALITIO

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR  USING OMNIBUS BILLS

WHICH HAVE PREVENTED IN DEPTH, MEANINGFUL DEBATE

ON KEY ISSUES

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

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 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER CGOVERNMENT 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, ALSO CONCERN WAS EXPRESSED ABOUT HOW THE CITIZENSHIP TEST WAS BEING REFRAMED AS WELL

 

FOSTERING MILITARISM

 

WE DENOUNCE

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.

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR USING OF THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT DOCTRINE TO JUSTIFY THE INVASION OF LIBYA

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE TRIPPLING OF THE MILITARY BUDGET;  IT HAS INCREASED 3 FOLD SINCE 2000; THE CURRENT BUDGET IS 30 BILLION. PLUS  THE FAR REACHING EXPENSES OF THE "CANADA FIRST" PROGRAMME

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ENGAGING IN MILITARY EXERCISES SUCH AS NATO'S EXERCISE TRIDENT FURY, AND NORTHCOM'S EXERCISE THE INCREASED NORTHWEST TRAINING RANGE COMPLEX

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING THE INFAMOUS CHILEAN TORTURE SHIP THE ESMERALDA TO BERTH IN THE GREATER VICTORIA HARBOUR. IN 1973,

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CONTINUING TO HOST AND 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)

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE 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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REVERSING CANADA’S LONGSTANDING SUPPORT FOR NUCLEAR ARMS FREE MIDDLE EAST

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT 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.

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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. "MEANWHILE, MILLIONAIRES' PLAYGROUNDS AND CONSEVATIVE HACK’S RIDINGS ARE PROTECTED WHILE LAKES THAT SUPPLY DRINKING WATER ARE NOT.

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR TOLERATING CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS AND FOR SACRIFICING HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN CANADA FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE TARSANDS PIPELINES AND TANKERS.

 

WE DRNOUNCE 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE,

HARPER GOVERNMENT, FOR MISREPRESENTING, TO THE UN, AND TO THE US OF THE CONTRIBUTION TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS EMANATING FROM THE TAR SANDS  

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENTS  FOR WITHDRAWING FROM THE KYOTO PROOCOL

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER FOR WITHDRAWING FROM THE CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR OPPOSING A MINING BILL WHICH  WOULD REQUIRE CANADIAN MINING COMPANIES TO ABIDE BY STANDARDS WHEN THEY OPERATE OUTSIDE OF CANADA.

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR GUTTING THE FISHERIES ACT   THROUGH REMOVING THE STRONGEST SECTION 35 , WHICH STATED THAT IT WAS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO DESTROY FISH HABITAT AND

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

.

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASING PRODUCTION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS,  FOR PERMITTING  A STRAIN OF MONSANTO  ALFALFA GE SEED TO BEING APPROVED, AND FOR COMPROMISING FOOD SECURITY

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO INVOKE THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE,  AND  INSTITUTE A BAN ON THE USE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES WHICH HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE KILLING THE BEE POPULATION

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CONSIDERING   DIFFERENT DELIVERY SYSTERMS FOR HEALTH CARE

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.”

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

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  FORCOMPENSATION OF THE DESTRUCTION OF THEIR ATMOSPHERIC SPACE

 

CONTRIBUTING TO IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS NEGLIGENCE

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

 

VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR VIOLATION THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE IN FGHANISTAN 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.

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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 POLIICAL RIGHTS- THAT AFFIRMS THAT THERE MUST BE NO DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUND OF POLITICAL OR OTHER OPINION

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE AGAINST PROTESTORS.  AT THE G8 - 20

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT’ FOR VIOLATING LABOUR RIGHTS

ESPECIALLY FOR CHALLENGING THE RIGHT TO STRIKE

 

WE DENOUNCE 

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT HAS CHANGED THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY RULES.   THESE CHANGES  WILL INCREASE THE PRECARIOUSNESS OF JOBS AND JEOPARDIZE THE BARGAINING  POWER OF WORKERS IN cANADA.

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE DENYING OF RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' ARTICLE 19 OF THE UNDECLARATION 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 UNDRIP IS ONLY INSPIRATIONAL.

 

WE DENOUNCE

A FEDERAL TRIBUNAL HAS REBUKED THE 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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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,

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT  BILL C10‘ TOUGH ON CRIME BILL RTUALLY ALL OF THE CRIME LEGISLATION IS 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

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

 WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CUTTING  DEVELOPENTAL NGO FUNDING  FOR CRITICIZING ISEAEL

 

 

 WE DENOUNCE 

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CUTTING  DEVELOPENTAL NGO FUNDING FOR NOT OPPOSING ABORTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IMPRISONING OF REFUGEES ARRIVING BY SHIP AND FOR CUTTING OFF HEALTH CARE FUNDING FOR REFUGEES TO CANADA.

 

ENTRENCHING CORPORATISM

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE INCREASING SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BAILING OUT THE BANKS AND FORLOWERING CORPORATE TAXES; YET CUTTING BACK ON FEDERAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT HAS INCREASEDTO GLOBALIZATION, DEREGULATION AND PRIVATIZATION THROUGH ITS SUPPORT FOR TRADE AGREEMENTS, SUCH AS THE WTO/FTAA/NAFTA, SPP, CETA.TTP AND FIPA WHICH SHOULD BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID FOR VIOLATING INTERNTIONAL PEREMPTORY NORMS

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE UNDERMINING OF POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

CANADA HAS REDUCED FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITIES, CAUSING UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCHERS TO GROVEL FOR CORPORATE FIUNDING, SUCH AS FROM GOLDCORP AND DEFENCE FUNDING.

 

 

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