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CANADA DAY 2014; THE HARPER GOVERNMENT’S DISMANTLING OF CANADA PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Sunday, 29 June 2014 14:37

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

CANADA DAY 2014; THE HARPER GOVERNMENT’S DISMANTLING OF CANADA

BY JOAN  RUSSOW GLOBAL COMPLIANCE RESEARCH PROJECT JULY 1, 2014

 

SINCE 2006, THE HARPER GOVERNMENT HAS CAUSED CANADA TO BE PERCEIVED AS

AN INTERNATIONAL PARIAH. ON JULY 1, 2014 WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY

TO DENOUNCE THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR YEARS OF TRANSGRESSIONS:

 

HERE IS A BEGINNING LIST.

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT ENBRIDGE PIPELINE 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

 

ESCLATING THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE 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 ATTOURNEY 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

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 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

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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/

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

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

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

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

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

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 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/

 

 WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 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

 

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

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

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/

 

WE DENOUNCE

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 AS WELL

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CUTTING FUNDING, FOR UNDERMINING AND FOR INTIMIDATING THE CBC

THE CBC REFUSED TO AUTHORIZE AND PLAY THIS AD 

The Man Behind the Desk

http://vimeo.com/69748338

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.

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

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

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 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.

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 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

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

 

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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/

 

 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

 

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

 

 

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 WITH SYSTEMS THAT ARE CONFIGURABLE WITH MILITARY USES (DOCUMENT RECEIVED THROUGH ACCESS TO INFORMATION)

 

WE DENOUNCE

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)

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 THE 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

 

DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MISCONTRUING THE

INTERNATIONAL PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE

 

THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IS THE FOLLOWING;

WHERETHERE ISA THREAT OF IRREVERSIBLE HARM OR A THRET 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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

                                                WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

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.

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

 

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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/

WE DENOUNCE

 

 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

 

 WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

/

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 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/

 

WE DENOUNCE

 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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CONSISTENTLY RECEIVING THE FOSSIL AWARD OR THE COLLOSAL FOSSIL AWARDS AT THE

CONFERENCES OF THE PARTIES TO 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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENTS WITHDRAWING FROM THE KYOTO PROOCOL

 

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

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE 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

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PASSING 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/

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 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/

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

 WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

 

                                                                WE DENOUNCE

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/

 

WE DENOUNCE

HARPER FOR 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

 

WE DENOUNCE

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/

 

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  FOR COMPENSATION FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THEIR ATMOSPHERIC SPACE (STATEMENT BY CANADA AT THE NEW YORK,10-14 JANUARY 2011 CONFERENCE ON THE LEAST  DEVELOPED COUNTRIES , AT THE UN, IN NEW YORK.

 

CONTRIBUTING TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS NEGLIGENCE

        

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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/

 

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

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 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

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

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/

 

WE DENOUNCE

A FEDERAL TRIBUNAL WHICH 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)

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

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

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/

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

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

 

 WE DENOUNCE

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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/

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR  FAILINGTO

FULFILL MILLENNIAL GOALS

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CAUSING CANADA TO BE 12 OUT OF 30 IN THE ASSESSMENT, BY UNICEF, IN CHILD WEL BEIN IN RICH COUNTRIES

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE INCREASING SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

 

Iraq war resistors meet cool receptio in Canada

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

HARPER BAILING OUT BANKS AND AUTO INDUSTRIES

 

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

WARSHIP SHOULD BE PROJIBITED IN CANADIAN WATERS

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 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

 

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD LOOK TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AS POTENTIAL BUYERS OF CANADIAN MADE GUNS

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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.

CANADIAN MINING SERIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL HARM

   

WE DENOUNCE

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

RUSSIA ZIMBABWE PICK UP THE ASBESTOS BATON FROM CANADA

   

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

APPLICATION FOR DISTRIBUTIO PDF

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

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

OTTAWA APPROVED HAVING ONLY ONE ENGINEER ON ILL-FATED TRAIN

 

VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE AGAINST DEMONSTRATORS.

 

WHOSE DEMOCRACY

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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.

 

STEPHEN HARPER’S NEW EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE RULES WHACK ONTARIO HARD

 

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,

HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES PREVALENT AMONG VULNERABLE GROUPS PDF

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 THE 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 ART. 1, REFUGEE ACT)

 

HARPER GOVERNMENT`S DISTINCTION BETWEEN REFUGEES FROM SAFE AND UNSAFE STATES

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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

 

UN OFFICIAL SPARKS DEBATE OVER CANADIAN FOOD SECURITY

 

ENTRENCHING CORPORATISM

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT ADDRESSING THE FACT THAT

Canada now dominates World Bank corruption list, thanks to SNC-Lavalin

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

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)

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