I used to be proud of being Canadian. I used to take great joy in our democratic institutions. I used to believe there was no greater calling than a career in the public service.
But the Harper Government, as they so fondly wish to be called, has stripped this pride from me. It has stamped out my joy, and has caused me to reconsider my career choice.
I feel nervous listening to the CBC or reading the news. “What scandal is next?” I think. “What new lies will they spin?”
Day in, day out, the Harper Government shows the Canadian public new forms of contempt. Every day the Harper Government takes all of us, all of you brothers and sisters, for idiots. Every lie they tell, every slimy political tactic they employ, every dime they misappropriate from the public purse to spend on personal means, they are holding the finger up to us, and expecting us to take it and thank them. After all, we have sooo many jobs now, Harper constantly reminds us. All praise Job Giving Harper.
The PMO no longer has credibility. The Senate no longer has credibility. The Conservative Party of Canada is starting to see people jump ship before it sinks.
Stephen Harper must resign in order to save us from going down with him.