Thursday, January 30, 2014

Harper's Conservatives Further Damaging Canada

 Are Harper's CONs completely out of touch? Don't they realize this is a multicultural country? Harper's CONs seem to have no use for Muslims, given statements by Harper's Chief of Communications towards a leading Canadian Muslim group, the National Council of Canadian Muslims, deriding them as a group with "terrorist" ties. This derisive statement reinforces negative stereotypes against Muslims, and is unbefitting for someone speaking on behalf of the Prime Minister. The flippant attitude of the Conservatives is appalling, especially in light of a libel action by the Muslim group against the Prime Minister's Office. The response of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird wasn't better, calling on people to "google" the organization, rather than confront the bigoted nature of the Communications Director's statement. Harper's Conservatives are damaging the multicultural fabric that has made this such a great country, they continue to be an embarrassment. You can read more on this here.

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  1. Sadly, LD, as we've seen time and time again, the Harper regime's lifeblood is the politics of division and hatred of 'the other.'

  2. Wedge politics are Harper's stock in trade. The health of the fabric of society is of no value to him. He knows he can govern with a majority if he adds just 14% of the electorate to his 25% true believers. What he needs can be easily achieved by spewing fear, suspicion and hatred.

  3. Lorne and Mound, thank you for your comments. I agree with you both. It is a very sad state of affairs. Surely Harper is using the divide and conquer strategy.

    I believe there is a serious good leadership vacuum at the federal level.