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Harper has increased the election period because he knows he can outspend other parties. That means those of us who want him out have work to do. We need to donate money to the parties and other organizations working to campaign against him. We need to volunteer for those parties and organizations. We need to help make up for the lack of funds that other parties face, either through our money or our time.

Here is a quick list of some of the organizations that… well… they don’t all say straight out that they want Harper out of office but they want Harper (Read more…)

Politics Canada: Stephen Harper: the worst economic performance of any PM in 70 years

We have known this for a long time: Stephen Harper is really bad for the Canadian economy. Actually he is the worst, read the whole article here.

Here are his scores in 6 key areas.

1. Stephen Harper has steered Canada’s economy to its lowest levels of growth in 69 years

With an average annual real GDP growth rate of 1.6%, under Stephen Harper’s tenure the Canadian economy grew by nearly half the rate it did for his predecessors in the decade before he took office. It was nearly three times worse than Canada’s growth rate during the 1950s (Read more…)

Politics Canada: Is there no way to stop Harper?

When I see that the Conservative Party of Canada is fighting for top spot in the polls I feel so much stress that I need to stop and do something else for a while. This party has been so effective at concealing their actions from the public and destroying their opponents they are likely to be re elected.

They are fighting for top spot despite:

Leading us into a recession Losing $3.1 billion of taxpayer money Running defecits every year Beginning the dismantling of universal health care Cancelling the long form census G-20 scandal Muzzling scientists de-funding any organization (Read more…)

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 29: I’m ‘Just Not Ready’ for an election.

Are you sick of those ‘Just Not Ready’ commercials from Stephen Harper’s Conservatives? Tired of seeing that baggy-eyed old man, that mandatory immigrant with the heavy accent, and the generic woman looking over Justin Trudeau’s ‘resume’? And are you sick of hearing “Nice hair, though”?

Well, get ready to get even sicker.

Harper is, by all accounts, ready to perform the traditional anachronism of asking the Governor-General to shut down parliament in order to hold an election. Since the date is already set (Oct. 19) that means we’re have an election campaign that goes through August, September and into October, (Read more…)

Politics Canada: Stephen Harper Speaks

Scripturient: Time of Use Billing

Until I sold my business, a few years ago, and started working from home again, I didn’t realize how much of an aggressive assault on many Ontarians – especially seniors and stay-at-home parents – our hydro time-of-use (TOU) billing is. I had a naïve belief that it was fair. A user-pay balance. A tool to encourage […]

Politics Canada: The ad no one would air on Harper

http://www.straight.com/blogra/402951/watch-anti-harper-ad-cbc-refuses-air

Politics Canada: Free attack ad on Harper’s cynical long election move

Free attack ad on Harper’s cynical long election campaign plan

VIDEOShot of Stephen Harper grinning.

CUT TO:

House of commons chamber.

AUDIOWoman’s concerned voice

(V.O.)

In 2014 Stephen Harper changed the rules for Political Parties during Canadian elections, increasing spending caps for longer campaigns. Now he has called an election with a campaign that is over twice as long as a traditional campaign.

Shot of Canadian Maple Leaf vibrant red. Thanks to the changes Harper made to election spending limits, he thinks he can win by outspending his opponents. ANIMATIONMaple leaf fading to grey

DISSOLVES TO

Harper (Read more…)

Politics Canada: A free attack ad on Harper’s privatized health care plan

Here is a free attack ad on Harper’s plan to privatize health care ready to film for whoever wants to produce it

VIDEO

Elderly woman in a hospital gown, sitting in her bed, looking very worried. She has her hands in her lap

CUT TO:

Shot of paper on hospital bed table, we can only read the title in blue block letters: “Health Services Invoice”

AUDIO

(V.O. Serious woman’s voice)

Stephen Harper has refused to negotiate a new health care funding agreement with the provinces. Instead he hid a health care funding cut of over thirty five billion (Read more…)

Politics Canada: Harper’s Conservatives need to PAY CANADIANS BACK

Do Canadians deserve to be paid back for the expenses submitted by Wallin and Duffy as they travelled to CONSERVATIVE PARTY FUND RAISERS? I say yes, we need all of the expenses back and all of the funds raised donated to the taxpayer who paid for the speaker.

No wonder the Conservative Party of Canada has so much money.

Eh Types: Nothing to Lose is Why Liberals Can Win 

If reports are correct, we are days away from Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling what will be the longest and most expensive federal election in Canadian history. The NDP and Conservatives are virtually tied for the lead in most polls, while Liberals trail in third place causing some to write them off. It might appear […]

Politics Canada: Why Harper’s obsessed with winning Mount Royal

PoliticFreak:

With Harper about to hold a rally in this riding, I thought a blast from the past would be appropriate. Oh and the shadow MP Saulie Zajdel, has since been convicted on fraud charges.

Originally posted on Politics Canada:

Harper is an unusual man, could easily be the “quiet neighbour who always kept to himself”. Unusual because of his absolute obsession with destroying the Liberal Party of Canada and satisfying himself, it seems, solely with pure vengeance. Holding onto power and vengeance are the key motivators of his regime, look at his crime bill which often confuses (Read more…)

Politics Canada: Obituary of woman urges us to “drive Harper from office”

The obituary of an Ontario woman has caught a few eyes as she explicitly tells Canadians to drive Harper from office. This should tell a few people how important it is to remove him.

Mary Catherine Finn passed away recently read her obituary HERE.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: We Are Not Charmaine Borg, We Are The Conservatives

Ms. Borg is an NDP MP, and is most definitely not one of these Conservative trained seals.

It's funny but I think they left out female MPs to make it look like CPC are a bunch of old white men https://t.co/k42JOtTSTC

— Stephen Maher (@stphnmaher) July 30, 2015

This is hilarious. 13 Conservative MPs deliver the same PMO script. #WeAreBorg https://t.co/aJPW1Kosoy #cdnpoli

— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) July 29, 2015

Trained seals….. https://t.co/LJ2ASKPEha

— Brent Rathgeber, MP (@brentrathgeber) July 30, 2015

If you show too much independent thought, you must leave the Conservative Collective. e.g.:

(Read more…)

The Common Sense Canadian: Third Party Advertising 101 for the Canadian Federal Election

Third Party Advertising laws during a federal election can be a challenge to navigate

Given that we could be going into a federal election here in Canada as early as this weekend (sigh) and I have a lot of folks asking me about the rules and regulations around election advertising by third parties, I thought I would share the most important points for those interested in knowing more about the regulations.

To be clear, I am not a lawyer, just a guy who can’t help but stick his nose in elections. I actually hope this summary sparks a few more people to get (Read more…)

Politics Canada: Harper is about to go way too far with his early election call

This is worse than I realized, I feel like vomiting with the speculation that Stephen Harper is expected to call the October 19th election as early as this weekend. He is the most dishonest cynical slimeball we have ever seen in this country. He is worse than Mulroney, way worse.

One thing that an early election does is it allows the Conservatives to out spend, out election their opponents. The slimeball Harper in his “Fair Elections Act” changed the spending limits so that a longer campaign raises the maximum a party can spend. So doing what (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Rise Of The “Religious Assailant”

Reuters has brought a new phrase to the surface in an effort to describe someone religiously and politically motivated to attempt to murder peaceful political demonstrators.

“Religious assailant” is far more precise than “terrorist”.

I wonder what a search of @Reuters for "Religious assailant" turns up in other similar terrorist attacks?

— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) July 30, 2015

I looked on Google with this search “Religious assailant” -jerusalem to see what other news comes up. Nothing of note. Apparently this is the first publicly noted crime by a “religious assailant” in years, if ever.

Politics Canada: “Fair” Elections Act makes it easier for Harper ro cheat and not get caught

Why on earth would an anti-democratic dictator like Stephen Harper bring in a law called the “Fair Elections Act”? Well don’t judge a bill by it’s title. We saw how people felt about the “Anti-terror Act”, once they got a whiff of what was inside.

David Parkins on The Safe Elections Act

What the fair election act does is it:

Weakens the power of Elections Canada Muzzles the Chief Electoral officer from communicating with the public and MPs about investigations Bars Elections Canada from encouraging people to vote Cuts off Elections Canada’s investigative arm altogether Helps Harper to (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Ignorance Means Power For Conservatives

A cringe-worthy tweet explains the Conservative mindset in running the election campaign early before school gets back. Keep kids in the dark, and disengaged so wise old people can continue to run things for them. Poppa Harper knows best.

@ChristinePenro1 @CBCAlerts election date hasn't changed.regardless, I certainly don't want students learning about elections from teachers

— AJF (@AronJFinn) July 30, 2015

Aron’s autobiography: “Conservative. Pro Oil & Gas. Man made Climate Change is a farce. Anti Trudeau / Wynne and the biased MSM [Mainstream media].”

.@CBCAlerts It would be nice if @GGDavidJohnston would politely tell the PM to (Read more…)

Politics Canada: Conservative disdain for democracy evident in their history of electoral fraud

One of my favourite moments in the coverage of the Conservative Electoral fraud in the 2011 federal election was when a reporter asked Senator Doug Finley if the Conservatives had misdirected voters, his response, “no, we do not do that.” The reason this struck me as odd was that Senator Finley was one of the key players in the previous Conservative election fraud, the “in and out scandal” of 2006.

As the story developed the face of the Conservative Party of Canada on television night after night defending the Conservatives of any wrong doing and trying to say the (Read more…)

Politics Canada: Election pool: How many election laws will the Conservatives break this time

With an election call imminent it is time to run our Election Pool:

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Politics Canada: We must fight and fight hard to defeat Harper

I want Canada back.

I want us to make decisions and set policies based on what will build a greater society for all who live here, not just a few.

I want to make decisions based on science, research and how effective a solution may be, not on ideology.

I want to build a society where all voices from all viewpoints are encouraged, not de-funded, bullied and silenced.

I want to build an economy based on innovation, not on raw material sales.

I want a criminal justice system which works to protect me and my family, not on vengeance.

I want (Read more…)

Politics Canada: Harper will do everything to give his Conservatives the advantage, including a long campaign

Stephen Harper had to work hard for his majority government. He had to do everything possible, including breaking election laws, first with the in and out scandal and in 2011 the robocalls misdirecting voters who were not voting for them. He had to prevent Conservative candidates across the country from talking to local media, or participating in all candidates debates that were not in winnable ridings. He had to spend millions of dollars when there was no election campaign destroying the brand of two Liberal leaders.

With his majority his government implemented the “fair elections act”, which (Read more…)

Politics Canada: A typical uninformed voter for Harper: An example

My parents recently came to visit us and somehow the topic of Prime Minister Stephen Harper came up. My parents are both elderly and have a daily routine which consists of going to the local McDonalds for coffee and a muffin. That particular McDonalds only brings in one newspaper: The Toronto Sun. They also spend time talking to other people their age. They vote based on what they know. They don’t do their own investigative research on the choices available, they simply would vote based on their morning discussions and advertising they watch. They also happen to have a politics junkie (Read more…)

Politics Canada: Man in blue suit thanks firefighters – InfoNews.ca

Man in blue suit thanks firefighters – InfoNews.ca.