Lately it seems that Harper believes he can operate with impunity, that the other parties (Liberals, NDP, and Bloc Quebecois) are too weak to oppose him. Last year, the Conservatives received $17.7 million in donations, while the Liberals received $6.6 million. This gives Harper enough money to bury the Liberal leader (previously Stephane Dion, now Michael Ignatieff) under a blizzard of attack ads, before an election even starts.
I decided to start writing this blog after reading the latest story:
Public servants from four different departments have confirmed to The Canadian Press that they received a directive late last year that the words "Government of Canada" in federal communications be replaced with "Harper Government."Stockwell Day's response:
"If you think you're on to something that is going to ignite people from coast to coast in a fury of rage, maybe we'll look at it. But this is the first I've heard of it, so good luck with it."If you feel like strengthening Harper's opposition, I'd suggest sending some money their way:
Donate to the Liberals.
Donate to the NDP.
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