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Canada creeps toward becoming a closed society

Nick Fillmore asks a question the regina mom has been grappling with for years: “Is Stephen Harper displaying fascist-like tendencies?” Ever since Naomi Wolf published “Ten Steps To Close Down an Open Society” at the Huffington Post in April, 2007, an essay has been brewing on trm‘s computer. (Yes, trm admits to being a slow writer.)

Wolf’s research for that article became the book, The End of America, which documents “how open societies become closed societies.” Her family’s friends, Holocaust survivors, urged her to explore a few texts and the

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The Internet v. Vic Toews: Score one for The Tweeps

That the HarperCon’s might in any way be surprised by the public response to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ introduction of the “Snoop and Spy” Bill C-30 made the regina mom laugh! . The public responses to the HarperCons over the past while have been strong:

The lack of action on Attawapiskat and the near-futility of the Crown First Nations Gathering; Stephen Harper’s announcement of changes to Old Age Pension during a speech in Davos, Switzerland; the closed doors on Committee meetings in the House of Commons; Joe Oliver’s attack on opponents of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline; and the Omnibus . . . → Read More: The Internet v. Vic Toews: Score one for The Tweeps