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Conservative Minority Government no Longer has the Right to Govern

PEJ News - Joan Russow - On January 14, 2010, Ekos research released  a poll and Conservatives are at 30.9 % and the Liberals at 29.3 %,  NDP, at 15.3 % ,and Bloc at 11.9%. The minority Conservative government has no longer the  right to govern.  Citizens will be rallying against the Harper government all across Canada on January 23rd. They will even be rallying  in Calgary, Harper
Unaccountable |Harper and his abuse of power must end

How much longer will Canadians be prepared for the sake of avoiding an election to allow an unethical government, which has engaged in fraudulent practices, evasive techniques, and unscrupulous actions to govern? How much longer will Canadians tolerate Canada being perceived as an international Pariah? How much longer will a compliant Governor General support such practices, techniques, actions and perceptions?

In September 2008, Harper dissolved Parliament to avoid an investigation into fraudulent funding practices, in over 60 ridings, in the 2006 election; Harper prorogued Parliament in December 2008 to avoid a non-confidence vote, and in December 2009, to avoid an investigation into Canada
 

Unaccountable |Harper and his abuse of power must end


How much longer will Canadians be prepared for the sake of avoiding an election to allow an unethical government, which has engaged in fraudulent practices, evasive techniques, and unscrupulous actions to govern? How much longer will Canadians tolerate Canada being perceived as an international Pariah? How much longer will a compliant Governor General support such practices, techniques, actions and perceptions?

In September 2008, Harper dissolved Parliament to avoid an investigation into fraudulent funding practices, in over 60 ridings, in the 2006 election; Harper prorogued Parliament in December 2008 to avoid a non-confidence vote, and in December 2009, to avoid an investigation into Canada’s complicity in Torturing Afghani detainees. In December, Canada, in Copenhagen was given the “Colossal Fossil” award for being the most obstructionist country in the climate change negotiations.

The Governor General has erred thrice in dissolving and proroguing Parliament twice, (under Article VI) of her Letters Patent.. It is incumbent upon the Governor General, on January 25 2010 when the Opposition Parties appear at Parliament, to use her residual powers under Article V, and to invoke the “sufficient cause” provision and remove Harper, and the impugned Conservative MPs who benefited from the fraudulent funding practices, and then, under Article VI, summon Parliament and call up the Opposition Parties to govern.  

If Harper’s abuse of power is not curbed, and, if his minority government with the support of 30.3% .can governs with impunity without accountability, Canadians and the international community will cease to perceive Canada as a democracy

Posted: January 15th, 2010

 

Calgarians Against Proroguing Parliament

Rally Date: Saturday, January 23rd
Rally Time: 1:00pm MST
Rally Location: Stephen Harper’s Riding Office [Outside]
1600 – 90th Avenue SW, Calgary

CALGARY – Calgarians Against Proroguing Parliament, a non-partisan group of concerned citizens, will be gathering to deliver a petition expressing our concerns to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s riding office on January 23rd, 2010.

This group, consisting of citizens who have come together via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and traditional media, is concerned that the decision to prorogue Parliament is anti-democratic and sets a bad precedent for the future.  As Mr. Harper himself said while in Opposition:

“When a government starts trying to cancel dissent or avoid dissent is frankly when it’s rapidly losing its moral authority to govern.”

- Stephen Harper, Canadian Press, April 18, 2005

Historically Parliament is prorogued in one of two circumstances.  The first is upon completion of the sessions’ business, a precedent which does not apply as 36 government and many private member’s bills were still on the order paper at the time of the decision.  The second is upon a change in the governing party’s leadership, which also clearly does not apply.

To date Prime Minister Harper has failed to offer a satisfactory reason for proroguing Parliament. As a result, Calgarians Against Proroguing Parliament will be joining thousands of other Canadians to hold Prime Minister Harper accountable for this decision and demand that he and his fellow Members of Parliament return to work on January 25th.

We encourage other concerned citizens to join us on Saturday, January 23rd, sign the petition and make their concerns known.

We can be found on Facebook here.

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How to get there:

Due to limited parking availability, please try to avoid driving to the rally if possible. Bike, walk or take Calgary Transit.

Calgary Transit [From Heritage Station] Saturday January 23
Bus – 80 – Oakridge / Acadia – Direction: SB @Heritage Stn
12:25pm Depart SB @ Heritage Stn (Stop ID: 5762)
12:29pm Arrive WB 90 Av@14 St SW (Stop ID: 6431)

Parking is limited at Glenmore Landing. If lot is too crowded, nearby residential streets may have spots available.

If you are driving or need a ride, please use this Facebook Discussion to coordinate ridesharing, or the comments section here if you do not have Facebook.

Looking forward to meeting you all on January 23rd!

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HIGHLIGHTS

 

National federal vote intention:

 

¤ 30.9% CPC

 

¤ 29.3% LPC

 

¤ 15.3% NDP

 

¤ 11.9% Green

 

¤ 10.2% BQ

 

¤ 2.3% Other

 

Direction of government:

 

¤ 40% Right Direction

 

47% Wrong Direction

 

¤ ¤ 13% DK/NR

 

 

 

Calgarians Against Proroguing Parliament

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Calgarians Against Proroguing Parliament

Rally Date: Saturday, January 23rd
Rally Time: 1:00pm MST
Rally Location: Stephen Harper’s Riding Office [Outside]
1600 – 90th Avenue SW, Calgary

CALGARY – Calgarians Against Proroguing Parliament, a non-partisan group of concerned citizens, will be gathering to deliver a petition expressing our concerns to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s riding office on January 23rd, 2010.

This group, consisting of citizens who have come together via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and traditional media, is concerned that the decision to prorogue Parliament is anti-democratic and sets a bad precedent for the future.  As Mr. Harper himself said while in Opposition:

“When a government starts trying to cancel dissent or avoid dissent is frankly when it’s rapidly losing its moral authority to govern.”

- Stephen Harper, Canadian Press, April 18, 2005

Historically Parliament is prorogued in one of two circumstances.  The first is upon completion of the sessions’ business, a precedent which does not apply as 36 government and many private member’s bills were still on the order paper at the time of the decision.  The second is upon a change in the governing party’s leadership, which also clearly does not apply.

To date Prime Minister Harper has failed to offer a satisfactory reason for proroguing Parliament. As a result, Calgarians Against Proroguing Parliament will be joining thousands of other Canadians to hold Prime Minister Harper accountable for this decision and demand that he and his fellow Members of Parliament return to work on January 25th.

We encourage other concerned citizens to join us on Saturday, January 23rd, sign the petition and make their concerns known.

We can be found on Facebook here.

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How to get there:

Due to limited parking availability, please try to avoid driving to the rally if possible. Bike, walk or take Calgary Transit.

Calgary Transit [From Heritage Station] Saturday January 23
Bus – 80 – Oakridge / Acadia – Direction: SB @Heritage Stn
12:25pm Depart SB @ Heritage Stn (Stop ID: 5762)
12:29pm Arrive WB 90 Av@14 St SW (Stop ID: 6431)

Parking is limited at Glenmore Landing. If lot is too crowded, nearby residential streets may have spots available.

If you are driving or need a ride, please use this Facebook Discussion to coordinate ridesharing, or the comments section here if you do not have Facebook.

Looking forward to meeting you all on January 23rd!

Share on Facebook

 

 

January 14, 2010] - In a stunning turnaround for the ruling Conservatives, who were comfortably in majority territory just three months ago, the Tories now find themselves struggling to stay ahead of the opposition Liberals.

“For those who have been speculating as to whether Canadians really care about the ‘obscure’ issue of prorogation the evidence is now incontrovertible,” said EKOS President Frank Graves.  “Canadians have noticed, they do care and this is having a very negative impact on Conservative fortunes.”

The 15-point lead the Conservatives enjoyed over the Liberals in mid-October has tumbled to just 1.6 percentage points. For the first time since last June a clear plurality of Canadians say that the government is going in the wrong direction.  Outside of the shrinking CPC constituency there is a dramatic lean to seeing the federal government now moving in the wrong direction.

“Despite the shock to Conservatives, including the Prime Minister, who shrugged off the prorogation issue, there are some modest notes of comfort for the Tories in this poll,” said Graves. “First, the Liberals continue to be stuck in the sub-30% zone. They are well within reach of the Conservatives now, but the movements in public opinion seem to be driven more by repulsion to Conservative tactics than attraction to Mr. Ignatieff and the Liberal Party.”

Moreover, some of the erosion in support has come in the Tory fortress of the Alberta and Saskatchewan and may not have any effect in terms of seats. Also, the last few days of polling saw the CPC fortunes rebounding somewhat, suggesting that it may be difficult for the opposition to sustain public attention on the issue of prorogation.

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