Although this video was made for the last federal election, Stephen Harper and his government have proven themselves to be firmly on the “despotism” side of the political scale. “The lower your community rates on economic distribution and information scales, the lower it is likely to rate on respect and power scales, and thus to approach despotism.”
“The establishment came down with a constitutional package which they put to a national referendum. The package included distinct society status for Quebec and some other changes, including some that would just horrify you, putting universal Medicare in our constitution, and feminist rights, and a whole bunch of other things.”
– Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, speaking at a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.
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An Open Letter to Canadian Journalists from the Canadian Association of Journalists