Although political blog traffic goes way up during an election campaign, I haven’t put anything on my blog since the writ dropped. That’s partly because I have better things to do than analyze an election campaign that is too bloody long (unless it is 140 characters at a time on Twitter). Maybe I’ll add more in three weeks when it’s a more reasonable time to start talking about election day.
Hands up if you think the Cons will take illegal donations and overspend again.
This is also the first election in 9 years that I don’t intend to work for Elections Canada so I may volunteer to scrutineer instead.
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.
Canadians are so trained to accept power grabs, that we didn’t fight sufficiently to stop it.
The police state usually pads up behind you on cat’s paws. But this time, Harper has stabbed his finger into everyone’s chest to give us a hearty shove. This is a blatant, brazen grab for the kind of power no leader in a democracy should seek — let alone have in perpetuity.
How can there be unfettered sharing of information between departments of government without massive and illegal privacy violations?
Here’s a typical response by a Harper supporter on Twitter:
@saskboy Oh, you plan on committing acts of terror? That's the only way it would affect you. #getaclue
C-51 says whatever CSIS, CSE, the RCMP and the federal government want it to say. It is not an anti-terror measure; it is a manifesto for a police state, conferring on it vast powers to spy on and control its citizens. This blather about being at war with ISIS is utter nonsense.