This week in Prime Minister’s Stephen Harper’s Canada; the economy shrank, 30 cases of fraud and breach of trust were found in the Senate, and Canada Post pushed ahead with unnecessary and ill-advised cuts to home mail delivery. Harper is out of the country.
” Canada is on the verge of a new recession. The first quarter GDP numbers were released by the Bank of Canada and they showed that the economy shrank by 0.6% between January and April. The report was full of bad news and showed that economic growth in March was weaker than February and growth in February was weaker than January. This shows that the negative effects of the oil price collapse are accelerating and voiding any positive benefit we may be seeing from lower gas prices. –
Canada’s Auditor general cites lack of oversight for Senate spending mess. A fishing trip, contracts for professional services and one senator’s own 50th wedding anniversary celebration are some of the ineligible expenses filed under the guise of parliamentary business, Auditor general Michael Ferguson’s comprehensive audit of Senate expenses, spans a two-year period and names 30 senators, including nine whose files are being recommended for referral to the RCMP. Members of Canada’s Senate improperly spent almost C$1 million ($810,000) in just two years, according to a report released on Tuesday. Ferguson’s investigation uncovered C$992,663 in irregular spending and expense claims made by 30 current and former senators. Eight of those senators were appointed by Harper too. Ferguson said he was “struck by the overall lack of transparency and accountability” exercised both by the institution as a whole and by some individual senators. 80,000 claims investigated at a cost taxpayers $23.5 million .
Harper is a very poor manager. We can all realize that the emperor has no clothes. Two of the 30 senators in question are Leo Housakos, speaker of the chamber, and Claude Carignan, government leader in the Senate.Both are Harper appointees, as is Senator Mike Duffy, who is on trial facing charges of bribery and improper spending. One of the two sitting senators whose cases will be examined by police is Harper appointee Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu. This scandal makes a mockery of the promise Harper made when he took power in 2006 of more honesty, transparency, to increase accountability and clean up the Senate. “The responsibility for this scandal continues to go back to the prime minister of this country who promised reform … We deserve better,”
List of senators named in expenses audit and money that’s in dispute http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/06/05/list-of-senators-named-in-expenses-audit-and-money-thats-in-dispute.html
“Massive cuts to Canada Post are set to hit home as the Crown Corporation has announced plans to end home mail delivery to all residences and businesses with postal codes beginning with P7A, P7B, P7C and P7E early in 2016. , Canada Post is a national institution that has generated a profit of $951 million for the federal government between 2005 and 2014. Yet, for some reason, and in spite of its significant yearly profits, the Harper Conservatives plan to make Canada the only G7 country without home mail delivery. ”
Stephen Harper again renews his attack on Russia’s Vladimir Putin. “Harper said the Russian economy has little in common with western ones.” In reality the biggest threat to Canada and the Canadian way of life is firstly is Harper not Putin. The more he articulates it, the more Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speaks on Russian President Vladimir Putin the more Harper is weird. Harper now why do you want to keep poking the big Russian bear with a small stick?
Harper gains no kudos from me for stealing money from the poor native Canadians and then handing that money out to the billionaire oligarchs in the Ukraine. It is quite telling that Harper seems focused on denouncing Russia’s economy and claims they are not the same as “Western values”. What is a “western value” economic system, Mr Harper? gays? “Mr. Putin runs an entirely different system … he runs an economy that is dominated by oligarchs and criminal syndicates.” Strange comment from Harper. It’s very good description of North American “systems,” too . Harper, he is trying to deflect the media away from covering the Auditor General’s findings, the economy, the Duffy trial, his vacating Ministers… In short, everything that is important to Canada. Which is why he is, was on the other side of the world…hiding! He should return to Canada and deal with all the problems we do have at home. Until Harper learns how to keep his own house clean, he has no business criticizing Russia. There is nothing Harper will not politicize to get a vote. What a sad and pathetic sense of leadership. Harper is the last person who should be bad mouthing Putin as a Dictator. All coming from the man who wrecked Canada. Harper doesn’t have a clue about Ukraine, or much else:
“I just can’t get past the elections fraud and bribery.” Mr. Harper and Co. have stolen the half billion or more of the former Canadian Wheat Board which rightfully belong to farmers. He is in the process of giving (not selling) these assets to the Saudi Arabians who are anything but democratic. Harper have spent $578 million on Ukraine so far, $400 million of it are loans that he knows Ukraine will never repay. Now it looks like Harper closed our veterans offices in order to pay for the Ukraine neo-Nazi government that is waging war against its own people.
Harper is an embarrassment to Canada. Who likes to keep his dealings and negotiations with China and other foreign interests secret. Who uses public service institutions, like CRA to intimidate opposing voices. . Harper thinks attacking Putin is a sure vote-getter, instead it just makes him look like a hypocritical fool. All I can say is Mr. Harper, will you please shut up! The last ten years at the helm Harper has only been plotting on how to stay in power. Harper is as bad as Brian Mulroney. Interesting how Israel is accomplishing their goals through Canada/Harper. If you also do think Harper is a Christian, then I’m an alien from outer space!! Harper has no values. He’s just a hypocrite spewing talking points .
The only difference between Russian ‘Democracy’ and that of the ‘Western democratic world’ is that in Russia, Putin controls the Oligarchs. In the west, the Oligarchs own and control the politicians/puppets. Harper should apologize to Putin and then go on medical leave for professional help. Harper is an embarrassment to Canada and a danger to world peace. Harper a US, NATO, Jewish puppet . Stephen Harper has Russaphobia. What he’s really trying to cover up is that after using the cease-fire to once more regroup, rearm, resupply, and train new fighters, assisted by the US and its co-conspirators, his regime is preparing to undertake another expanded, US-backed military campaign to eliminate the Ukrainians opposed to what’s happened since the Ukrainian coup,.. Their first act upon seizing power in the coup was to eliminate russian language rights (the language of most of the eastern provinces of Ukraine). . The western oligarches still do own the media. https://putin1hero.wordpress.com/
Are these the bad Western Values Harper Supports
The bad guys can keep Harper, as decent Canadians do not want him back as PM. He has now a reputation of being a big liar. PM Harper lies and lies . I heard firsthand one teenager saying to another teenager , “I cannot trust you, you lie to me all the time” and this next had made me reflect upon the reality that the average person lies 3 times in every ten minutes of conversation . It seems that spin doctoring, misleading, lying to others is a very major part of not just the lawyers, used car salesmen, but a regular part of the sales, advertising, corporate way of doing business with consumers these days Canada wide now as well. http://blog.blazingangles.net/whatsthis/2007/09/the-art-of-lying-1.html
What are Harper’s MAJOR accomplishments for Canada…. a strong oil sector with pipelines to market? a strong diversified economy? record job growth & low youth unemployment? a strong auto sector? better health care? a cleaner environment? senate reform? a democratic beacon for the world? improvements for First Nations? NONE of the above?..
Harper is a threat to Canadian democracy. Harper’s talks tough, then hides in closets when the firing starts. A peacekeepers job is to get both sides in Ukraine to agree.. Yet, the small minority of Jewish backed troublemakers including Harper is blocking this cause.. Not to mention the fact that even highly respected scholars say that the USA and Canada under Harper, since he’s really a GOP puppet are oligarchies. Harper has indeed humiliated Canada and made us irrelevant. We were once respected , Having Harper next to our Flag is a Disgrace and a Disrespect to our Flag. Only the Canadian Media gave him any notice, coverage at the G6 too. No one else world wide did. Not even the US.
The Conservatives like the Liberals have both shown what they are capable of and it wasn’t pretty. , not nice… Most Voters no longer trust the Conservatives or the Liberals
The NDP Thomas Mulcair is poised for clear shot at becoming prime minister as NDP surges in polls .. All of this follows in the wake of the latest good news for the official Opposition: a Corporate Research Associates poll that shows the New Democrats resurgent in Atlantic Canada – from 14 per cent to 29 per cent in the past three months – at the expense of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, who sagged from 56 per cent to 43 per cent. But what really matters is Quebec, where there are strong signs that Mr. Mulcair may be able to repeat the late Jack Layton’s miraculous breakthrough of 2011. An Ipsos poll released last week has the NDP at 41 per cent in Quebec, with the Liberals far behind at 25 per cent.