All I can do is pose questions:
Is it reasonable that a minority of Canadians voting for the Conservatives (less than 40% of the 61.4% turnout means that less than 25% of Canadians) gave the Conservatives a majority government?
Is it reasonable that the NDP & Liberals which together got almost 50% of the vote, do not have more power?
With that questionable Conservative mandate, is it reasonable that they are proposing massive changes affecting everything from Old Age Security to employment insurance, environmental protection, even the oversight charities receive all buried within this Omnibus bill.
Is it reasonable to do this when none of this was in their election platform?
Is Harper being hypocritical? As a Reform MP back in 1994, Harper strenuously objected to a Liberal omnibus bill "in the interest of democracy". He decried it as a "kitchen sink approach" that prevented MPs from voicing the views of their constituents. He urged that it be divided up. Now "he's using the very tactics he once denounced as undemocratic" and on a grand scale at that.
Are these other tactics by this government reasonable?
Is it reasonable to muzzle scientists and activists? What does this do for free speech? Is ideology more important than science?
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Did Harper's call to his troops for a majority at any cost, cause some Conservatives to setup Robo calls to mislead voters they knew were not going to vote for them? Will Election's Canada be able to get to the bottom of this?
Will this government's cutting of Election Canada's budget by 8% allow Election Canada to protect our elections in the future?
Is in not time that we let our voices be heard?
Is it not time, we spoke up and let the backbenchers know how we feel? Is it possible to exert true democracy and convince enough Conservative MPs to stay away or vote against the bill?
Why not send our politicians messages through Lead Now, Right now?