Harper Watch May 3 to 11, 2012


Eleven articles collected over the past 8 days – 2 new issues that surfaced today – John Baird’s intervention for his dear Chabad rabbi and another cost miscalculation from Peter MacKay re Libya mission…..

MacKay’s math questioned again as cost of Canadian Libya mission balloons to $347M

Note:  Loads of anti-Conservative reader comments to this National Post article.

 http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/11/defense-minister-rebuffs-suggestion-he-downplayed-cost-of-canadian-mission-in-libya/

Tories overrule officials to fund project of Baird’s ‘dear friend’

(NOTE: Chabad is an extreme fundamentalist branch of Judaism and opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state.)

“As the MP for Ottawa West-Nepean, he was happy to lend Rabbi Mendelsohn his support,” said Mr. Baird’s spokesman. “Determinations are then made by the department.”

The Ottawa-based rabbi recently joined Mr. Baird on a tour of Israel. During that January visit, Mr. Baird repeatedly joked in his speeches that while he was not Jewish, he did have a rabbi.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-overrule-officials-to-fund-project-of-bairds-dear-friend/article2429391/

Harper government has walked away from its environmental responsibilities

http://www.ipolitics.ca/2012/05/09/michael-harris-harper-government-has-walked-away-from-its-environmental-responsibilities/

More shabby treatment for Canada’s veterans

VETERANS learned yet again this week that federal agencies ostensibly there to assist them don’t have their back.

Monday, the Veterans Ombudsman released a sharply critical report on the Veterans Review and Appeals Board, the body supposed to give sympathetic hearings to veterans who appeal decisions by Veterans Affairs on benefits.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/editorials/95090-more-shabby-treatment-for-canadas-veterans

Federal Tories tied to Quebec companies accused of corruption

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/federal-tories-tied-to-quebec-companies-accused-of-corruption/article4105709/?page=all

Tories refuse to split budget bill

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/tories-refuse-to-split-up-budget-bill-in-face-of-ndp-sabre-rattling/article2427636/

Environmental and Agricultural Legislation affected by the budget bill

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0a4_1336668200

Federal government flunks freedom of expression, says journalists’ group

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1172134–federal-government-flunks-freedom-of-expression-says-journalists-group

Robocalls gift cards bought in Guelph

GUELPH — The mysterious operative known as Pierre Poutine paid for his attack on the electorate using prepaid “Vanilla” gift cards purchased from two local Shoppers Drug Mart locations.

http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/720868–robocalls-gift-cards-bought-in-guelph

Investigators come up empty-handed in search for video of robocalls suspect

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/Canada/6594365/story.html

UN to probe our ‘broken’ food system

http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/probe+broken+food+system/6557100/story.html

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I am a Canadian who, like many is upset at the state of our country under the Harper Regime. I do not wish to see Canada change into Harperland under the Harper Government. This blog will help document the actions of the Harper government which are eroding Canada's democratic process.
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