Stephen Harper Goes Prorogue … Again

I can’t believe I have to post this again:

 

This time Harper has closed parliament to stop, or at least delay until after the Olympics, the inquiry into the torture of Afghan detainees, which he has been fighting every step of the way. Somehow I don’t think that one is going to go away, nor are objections to his autocratic style of governing. He shuts down parliament whenever things get politically dangerous, fires independent officials who criticize his policies, keeps such a tight leash on his cabinet that they are no more than walking press releases, and runs a vicious attack machine at every election that lies first and apologizes later. The sad thing is that too many Canadians don’t care. Enough people vote blindly for magical tax cuts to keep Harper in power for the foreseeable future. I don’t know when we became greedy and stupid, and I don’t know what it will take to get us out of this tar pit. It usually takes a major scandal to dislodge a political dynasty. Somehow I think Harper is too smart for that, but I can hope.

At times like these, humour is necessary. Here is some from @ristotreksler:

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2 comments on “Stephen Harper Goes Prorogue … Again

  1. Stefanie says:

    I don't understand how parliament can be shut down, but it really stinks that Harper can do it to try and save his skin. Against the odds the U.S. managed to elect Obama, so I hope Canada can become energized and effect their own change of government. I'm rooting for you! 🙂

  2. Sylvia says:

    Parliament is usually prorogued for elections and to reset the agenda when the previous agenda has been completed to the government's satisfaction, but neither is the case now. It's all about avoiding accountability, which makes it so sick. I really hope it backfires. Thanks for your support!

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