6 deceptive stories Stephen Harper will tell you during the 2015 election

6 deceptive stories Stephen Harper will tell you during the 2015 election

With a federal election less than nine months away, Stephen Harper is already polishing his stump speech.

The prime minister just offered an early indication of the themes — and track record — he will trumpet on the campaign trail.

But from banks to budget watchdogs, second-guessing the government has become a popular hobby these days. 

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On Tuesday, the parliamentary budget officer estimated the government could face an $8.2 billion revenue shortfall this year, and run a deficit even after they use up their contingency fund.

We offer a fact check of the campaign cards Harper — and his government — are likely to repeatedly play in the months ahead:

1. Stephen Harper is creating “full-time, high-paying” jobs

At his first campaign-style event of 2015, here’s what Harper had to say about his jobs record:

“We have had steady economic growth in Canada for over five years, and employment has risen considerably …

Since the worst of the recession, the Canadian economy has created nearly 1.2 million jobs – overwhelmingly full-time, high-paying, private-sector jobs.”

Let’s take this one apart point-by-point:

(a) Since Harper came to power in 2006, workers in two of Canada’s biggest provinces – Ontario and British Columbia – have seen their wages go down. In the rest of the country, wages have largely been driven by the price of oil, a boom that has since gone bust.

(b) Last year, Canada only created 32,000 permanent jobs. Meanwhile, temporary jobs skyrocketed to 110,000:

(c) Employment has not “risen considerably” over the last five years. The percentage of Canadians who have a job is as low as it was at the worst point of the recession:

2. Stephen Harper is investing “big time” in infrastructure

The prime minister is talking big on infrastructure:

“We’re also investing, big time – the biggest federal investments ever – in infrastructure.

We’ve launched a massive program – over 75 billion dollars – in contributions to all manner of provincial, territorial, community, and, of course, our own federal infrastructure projects.”

Actually, that money is spread out over 10 years — so $75 billion becomes more like $7.5 billion per year.

Provinces have also said it isn’t enough, and called additional funding “overdue” at a finance ministers’ meeting in December.

3. Stephen Harper has a child care plan

Harper would also like you to believe he has a child care plan:

“Effective this spring, we are increasing and expanding the Universal Child Care Benefit. Families will receive an additional 60 dollars per child under six, for a monthly total per child of 160 dollars …

Friends, our opponents have been clear. They would take away the Universal Child Care Benefit …

And, of course, they would, because they need the higher taxes to pay for their gigantic spending promises. And what they take from your families they will give to a child-care bureaucracy.”

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Here’s a few things to know about that:

  • In many places across Canada, child care costs can now range in the area of between $800 – $1,200 per month
  • The expanded UCCB of $160/month is still a drop in the bucket of what most parents pay in child care costs. With median child care costs in Toronto are $15,888 per year, the UCCB still leaves parents paying $13,968 – that’s only 12% of parents’ overall costs.
  • The “child care bureaucracy” (a line borrowed from American Tea Partiers in their fight against Obamacare) Harper worries about (meaning a national day care program) would actually be less expensive than the UCCB, boost the economy and create jobs. 
  • As for Harper’s “opponents” plan to “take away the Universal Child Care Benefit”: the NDP’s Mulcair has said categorically he will not cancel the UCCB (instead allowing parents to collect the UCCB in addition to $15/day child care). The Liberals, meanwhile, have not offered a position one way or the other on the UCCB.

4. Stephen Harper has a tax cut for families – just probably not your family…

And Harper wants you to believe your family is getting a $2,000 tax cut:

“And we are, at the same time, honoring our promise to deliver the Family Tax Cut by introducing income-splitting for families with children.

That’s a benefit of up to another two thousand dollars annually!”

What he doesn’t tell you is those in line to get the $2,000 are the highest income earners with a stay-at-home spouse. Low and middle-income families with two working parents will see little to nothing:

A new Tuesday report from the CCPA shows that families earning more than $233,000 will benefit the most from the income-splitting plan.

5. Stephen Harper’s tough-on-crime policy spree

And don’t forget the part where Harper claims he ended crime!

“Friends, our Government is also proud of all we have done to keep Canadians and our streets and communities safe.

We have been cracking down on violent crime …

Canadians expect us to protect them from the worst kind of criminal, those people who truly deserve to be called a menace to society.”

Post media’s Stephen Maher recently argued the declining crime rate can largely be attributed to demographics — the aging baby-boom echo has meant a shrinking population of men ages of 15 and 24.

But the Tories tough-on-crime policies have led to higher incarceration rates — even as crime is falling, Maher argues: “It’s likely that his policies — more incarceration — have made us less safe, since prison often makes criminals worse, not better.” 

Oh, and also on the crime front, Harper trumpeted an anti-prostitution law that has been roundly criticized by legal experts, criminologists and sex workers’ advocacy groups:

“To protect vulnerable women, our anti-prostitution law targets pimps and johns.”  

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6. Stephen Harper’s leadership

In his Sunday speech, Harper set his own parameters for good leadership:

“As I’ve said before, the measure of good government – the true test of leadership – lies not in achieving success in times of stability and peace, but doing so during times of risk and danger.”

Of course, risk and danger are exactly what the Canadian economy faces thanks to the collapse of oil prices. And critics say the Conservatives overreliance on a boom-and-bust resource economy is one of the key factors that has placed Canada in such financial uncertainty.

Hence the delayed budget, lowered interest rate and gloomy Tuesday outlook from the parliamentary budget officer. None of those stories fit with Harper’s narrative of “prudent choices” that “have secured economic opportunities now, and for future generations.” 

So, about that “measure of good government”…

Arrest and Charge Stephen Harper for Treason

Arrest and Charge Stephen Harper for Treason

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ALL CANADIAN CITIZEN
WAKE UP

In Canada, the relevant paragraphs of the Criminal Code of Canada relating to high treason are:

(1) Every one commits high treason who, in Canada,

(b) levies war against Canada or does any act preparatory thereto;

Levy means to declare and wage war. The military definition of levy is to conscript (draft) troops for service. When Stephen Harper declared that he will commit military jets to the United States war of aggression against the sovereign states of Libya and Syria as well Stephen Harper levied war against Canada. Stephen Harper compulsorily enrolled Canadian Air Force personnel into waging war against Libya and Syria. The facts remain that Libya or Syria did not attack Canada nor was there any threat of an imminent attack from Libya or Syria. Because Stephen Harper levied war against Libya without the justification of self-defense Harper committed high-treason. Harper levied war against Canada.

In Canada, the relevant paragraphs of the Criminal Code of Canada relating to Treason are:

(2) Every one commits treason who, in Canada,

(a) uses force or violence for the purpose of overthrowing the government of Canada or a province;
(c) conspires with any person to commit high treason or to do anything mentioned in paragraph (a);
(d) forms an intention to do anything that is high treason or that is mentioned in paragraph (a) and manifests that intention by an overt act; or

The Canadian Criminal Code provides that every one is a party to an offense and receive the same charge who:

(b) does or omits to do anything for the purpose of aiding any person to commit it; or
(c) abets any person in committing.

An aid to a criminal offense is a person who knowingly assists in the commission of a crime in any way. An abettor to an offense is one who knowingly encourages another to commit a criminal act.

A secretive agreement was signed by U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (lead a minority government at the time) in Washington on Friday February 4, 2011 to remove Canada’s sovereignty. The secretive deal between Obama and Harper conspires to establish a new border AROUND Canada and the United States. The intention of this border agreement is to begin the work of REMOVING the border between Canada and the U.S. in order to form a new corporate controlled (fascist) America called the North American Union (NAU).

The North American Union (NAU) is an economic union of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The concept is loosely based on the European Union, including a common currency called the Amero

United States big business want complete control of Canada’s vast natural resources. Canada is the last remaining country on Earth with vast amounts of untapped natural resources. The deal was made to rob Canada and Canadians of its financial future.

Greedy U.S. corporations have used up all remaining natural resource supplies in the United States so they have made a secret and very lucrative deal with Stephen Harper to sell out his country.

The border deal will ‘protect us’ from terror. That’s how it’s being ‘sold’, but in fact we are getting in bed with the number one terrorist nation in the world today, the United States of America; a nation that is also bankrupt and may be nearing social upheaval.

The United States government finances the only terrorist organization in the World – the CIA. The CIA is not a police force nor a peacekeeping organization. It is not an aid agency nor a relief agency. It is an organization of murderers, , mercenaries, kidnappers, saboteurs, bombers, torturers and assassins. They have one objective – terrorism – violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for an ideological goal (as opposed to a lone attack), and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians). The CIA is al Qaeda. The CIA recruits and trains foreign nationals to commit acts of terror for the interests of the United States government and its corporate leaders. The CIA overthrows foreign governments. The CIA is ordered by the United States president to kidnap, torture and assassinates foreign nationals, dignitaries and even U.S. citizens. The CIA assassinated U.S. president John F Kennedy. It overthrew the governments of Iraq, Iran and Egypt. It assassinated the leaders of those countries and installed one who was friendly to U.S. corporate interests. The U.S. had the CIA assassinate Egyptian president Anwar El Sadat and installed a dictator Hosni Mubarak. The U.S. special envoy to Egypt Edward S. Walker, Jr is CIA. His father was in charge of orchestrating regime change throughout the World for the United States government.

The United States government has been involved in and assisted in the overthrow of foreign governments (more recently termed regime change) for decades, without the overt use of U.S. military force. Such operations are tasked to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Many of the governments targeted by the US have been democratically elected, rather than authoritarian governments or military dictatorships. In many cases the governments toppled were replaced by dictatorships, installed with assistance by the U.S.

Regime change has been brought about through direct involvement of US operatives, the funding and training of insurgency groups within these countries, anti-regime propaganda campaigns, coup d’états, and other illegal activities conducted as operations by the CIA. The US has also accomplished regime change by direct military action, such as following the US invasion of Panama in 1989, the U.S. / NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq had anything to do with the CIA attacks on U.S. soil on September 11, 2001 in New York City. CIA recruited, trained and paid operatives attacked the U.S. not any fictional foreign terrorist organization or leader. The CIA were acting on orders to create a new terrorist group that they can handle (control) to bring about undemocratic change in the United States and around the World. The United States president ordered the CIA to create a phantom terrorist organization that the U.S. government could accuse of committing terrorist acts against the United States and foreign states under U.S. control or influence. The CIA created al Qaeda as a means to an end – to force U.S. government policies and fascist agenda upon the U.S. people and the World population.

Today unsubstantiated treats of terrorism is being used to remove the border between Canada and the United States. To remove the territorial markings and integrity of the sovereignty of Canada.

Terror has nothing to do with the treasonous agreement between Stephen Harper and Barack Obama.

U.S. corporate interests are motivating Harper to commit treason against Canada and the Canadian people.

The new agreement will make it easier to cross the border. This is the other selling point for the deal, but of course the ‘tightening’ of the Canada/US border was done to give us ’a problem’ that they are now going to solve with a new border around us – eliminating the sovereign territorial border between Canada and the United States.

The ultimate goal of the U.S. government, with the aid of Stephen Harper, is to eliminate the Canadian government and all of Canada’s identities – our flag, our Canadian Dollar and even the name Canada. Harper knows that this is the long term goal of the United States corporate controlled government. Harper is aiding and abetting the government of the United States by secretly integrating (assimilating) all Canadian government and law enforcement agencies with their U.S. counterparts. Attempting to overthrow the government of Canada, spying for a foreign power, revealing state secrets, are considered in peacetime to constitute the crime of “treason”.

It is for this reason that Harper has persistently sought a majority government – to dissolve Canada. When Harper had a minority government everything Harper did that affected Canada had to be approved by Parliament. As such the secretive border agreement between Harper and Obama is invalid and void as it was done without the consent of the Canadian people’s representatives in Parliament. As Harper had only a minority government this deal and every other deal that Harper has made are not legal. Harper’s deals with the government of a foreign state – the United States, are an attack against the Canadian government. Harper’s deals with the United States are acts of treason as he is conspiring with a foreign state to undermine and eliminate the territorial sovereignty of Canada, and engaging in acts that he knows will impair the safety and defense of Canada.

What can you and I do? Harper works for Canada and Canadians. Harper is paid by us to protect and defend Canada, its people and our financial prosperity. Harper is under contract to the Canadian people. If he or anyone else breaches his or her contract to Canada and the Canadian people he or she can be fired. Harper doesn’t have the right to be Prime Minister. Being Prime Minister is a privilege. A vote gave Harper the privilege to be Prime Minister. If Harper violates our trust by violating the terms and conditions of government, or aids and abets a foreign state to cause a threat to our nation’s safety and defense then charges of treason can be laid against Harper. Harper is not government. He is a temporary member of the government of Canada who is conspiring with the United States government to attack our system of government, our territorial boundaries, our sovereignty and our financial prosperity. Harper is working for and in the interest of the United States government. Harper is an agent of a foreign state and is acting in the interest of that foreign state.

Stephen Harper is a traitor. He is working secretively with a foreign government to dissolve the country we know as Canada. Secretive negotiations are being done without the involvement of our Parliament, or the people of Canada or the United States. It is an undemocratic betrayal of the people of Canada, the United States and Mexico. This conspiracy between Stephen Harper, Felipe Calderon and Barack Obama to force the removal of the territorial integrity and political independence of the sovereign states of Canada, the United States and Mexico are illegal acts of high treason and treason.

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GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY

WAKE THE FWCK UP CANADIAN PEOPLE the above petition that was put on the net in 2011 to get 250,000 signature to start the process of arresting the treasonous Criminal (Canada Cannibal) Stephen Harper and his Cronies by the Most Honourable Beverly McLachlin CHIEF JUSTICE OF CANADA  a very Respectable and very Credible Canadian and in the know of things. In 3 years of the petition She only got 10,000 signatures how pathetic of the Canadian people to care so little, of the gift of there incredible land mass country Canada…As an awakened Canadian I see the big picture now and I see Canada and all its Natural Resources surely stolen from us all by American Imperial Powers of the KHAZAR ZIONIST ROTHSCHILD GLOBAL BANKING MAFIA or as the masses of Sheeople only know of them by: The NEW WORLD ORDER and they also believe it to be a good thing for the world. The thing is that most of the sheeople don’t realize is that it is a totally Satanic organization of Evil and by the Evil Banking Fraud System of Ancient Babylon they control the IMF(International Monetary Fund) the BIS (Bank of International Settlements) and the FED(Federal Reserve) and through these Banks they totally control the Global Money Market . Over the next 250 years this MAFIA has bought the entire planet almost. They control all the Illegal drug trade Globally, they control Big Oil Globally, Big Pharma Globally,All Mainstream Media Globally, All Weapons Trade,and all other Trade Globally as well. THEY CONTROL EVERTHING GLOBALLY INCLUDING YOU AND I,  BELIEVE IT OR NOT… For there Evil Illegal Terrorist Objective they have the notorious Black OPs of the CIA… They totally control the American Military Industrial Complex and therefore control the most Powerful Nuclear Military on Earth to enforce there EVIL SATANIC SHIT

Our Government by attempting to join Canada  up with the American NEOCONAZI Puppets(Bush and Obama) of the KHAZAR MAFIA is first off like joining ADOLF HITLERS NAZIS and most of all its GRAND TREASON  against CANADA

Canadian are not Evil Warmongering people…

But our Puppet Political Elites are almost all Satanically Evil Warmongering Scum to the Core of there Souls

We Canadians are being slowly indoctrinated into the War Culture by American Imperial force of Evil If it were WWII it would be akin to joining the NAZI’s

Think about that one Canadians and
WAKE THE FWCK UP or we will loose our Country FOREVER I

Hannibal Cannibal Stephen Harper Regime, Canada’s FKN Nightmare!!! Will it END soon ??? All Honest Canadians can do Is HOPE because Election here are fixed just as they are in the USA

Much Ado About Stupidity: Stephen Harper is a Criminal (List of Crimes)

In Canada on April 13, 2011 at 12:02

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Okay, so I think the above is a good start.  I won’t take credit for the images below, they are from www.nabert.org , but I think they sum a lot of the above up nicely. 

via muchadoaboutstupidity.blogspot.com

perfect…now go vote!

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Much Ado About Stupidity is on the HEADS of all CANADIAN’S  FOR ALLOWING THIS CRIMINAL TO CONTINUES ON SO LONG UNABATED

WAKE UP FELLOW FOOL CANADIAN’s

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Harper is now a PM fleeing his own past

By Michael Harris | May 14, 2015 8:59 pm THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

More from Michael Harris available here.

My congratulations to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative party; they’ve found an even better form of voter suppression than robocalls. They have refused to participate in the TV debates put on for every general election by Canada’s network television consortium since 1968 — back when voter turnout was north of 75 per cent.

For the life of me, I don’t know why the PM blessed Maclean’s with the task of conducting the debate, when party spokesperson Kory Teneycke and the elite journalists of 24/7 were standing at the ready, fully funded by the taxpayers, to get the job done.

I guess Steve didn’t want the 10 million viewers that CTV, Global and the CBC have to offer. After all, a mass audience would only give his opponents a bigger opening to track for the entire nation the death spiral of democracy and the rule of law in Canada — to say nothing of the parody of Conservative ethical values the Harper regime now represents.

Maybe that’s why Harper wanted a change of moderators. Steve Paikin earned a reputation as a fair and impartial moderator in the 2008 and 2011 debates. Maybe that was a problem. Or maybe it was the fact that his son, Zach, tried to run for the Liberals.

The real reason for Harper’s sudden attack of cold feet is probably the Alberta election — which offered an object lesson in how a strong debate performance can change everything. Jim Prentice didn’t have enough spinners and fear-merchants to scupper the radiant sincerity of Rachel Notley.

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There are a lot of things Steve might not want to be confronted with in a well-watched, well-researched television debate. Despite balanced budgets, low unemployment and a booming commodity export market under the Liberals, corruption and accountability dominated the 2006 election. The defining moment of the 2006 debate came when Stephen Harper said: “Will you tell us Mr. Martin, how many criminal investigations are going on in your government?”

Martin was defeated by the Ad Sponsorship scandal, an elaborate kickback scheme that saw public money directed back to the Liberal party. Martin wore it even though he wasn’t involved. To his credit, and for all the right reasons, he assembled his own firing squad in the form of the Gomery Commission.

For all the wrong reasons, Steve never called an inquiry into the robocalls scandal. Trust me — you will never see a boomerang leave Steve’s hands if he can help it.

At the time Steve asked Martin that question about criminal investigations in 2006, the correct answer would have been “two”. If someone were to ask Steve the same question during the 2015 debate, he wouldn’t have enough fingers on both hands to compute the response. By my count, the Harper team has been the subject of at least 15 investigations. The stable which he was supposed to muck out has become a pigsty on his watch.

The Conservatives cheated in the 2006 election. Criminal charges of improper election spending were dropped in March 2012 as part of a plea deal. The CPC pleaded guilty to exceeding election spending limits and submitting fraudulent election records. They chequebooked their way out of the slime — paying a $52,000 fine and then repaying a further $230,198.

The PM’s former parliamentary secretary, Dean Del Mastro, has been convicted on three counts of election fraud arising out of the 2008 election. He is now facing the possibility of jail time. His cousin, David Del Mastro, is also facing charges related to the 2008 election.

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What about the conviction of Guelph Conservative party worker Michael Sona? Although the robocall case has faded from view, it remains an unsolved crime — because although the existence of a conspiracy was acknowledged by two judges, the conspirators themselves remain unknown. Now that Elections Canada has been castrated by the ‘Fair Elections Act’, their identities probably will never be known.

Peter Penashue, former minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, had to step down after it was alleged that corporations had made illegal contributions to his 2011 campaign. He paid back $47,000 to Elections Canada.

open quote 761b1bThe Harper team had to put the debate cobra back in the basket in order to avoid to limit the damage from these and other embarrassments. And it’s not like the hits haven’t kept hitting.

When Penashue resigned, Stephen Harper stood in the House and described him as “the best Member of Parliament Labrador ever had”. Which was astounding. Has a Canadian prime minister ever made a clearer statement condoning cheating?

Although Penashue set up the website for his byelection campaign before he even announced his resignation, he lost to the Liberals — the PM’s bankrupt endorsement notwithstanding. Earlier this month, Penashue’s official agent in the 2011 campaign, Reg Bowers, was charged with three counts under the Canada Elections Act.

And then there’s the little matter of Harper’s Senate appointments. Senator Mike Duffy has been charged with 31 offences related to Senate spending. If convicted he faces financial ruin, probably jail time. The prime minister is on record as saying he knew nothing about the secret $90,000 payment from his chief of staff to Duffy.

Is there anyone beyond his immediate family (and possibly Paul Calandra) who still believes that?

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What if someone asked a question during a televised debate about the PMO riding herd on an independent audit committee, viewing and altering a report protected by parliamentary privilege before it was published? What if someone asked about that February 22, 2013 meeting with Nigel Wright, where the PM allegedly agreed to make Duffy pay back the money, even though Wright felt that under the rules the senator might not owe it? Is there anyone left alive over voting age in this country who hasn’t heard about Nigel Wright’s infamous “good to go from the PM” email?

And there’s still Senator Pamela Wallin, who has not been charged but who remains under RCMP investigation for expense fraud. Stuck in political and legal purgatory, she’s another Senate pick that Harper has to wear.

Suspended Senator Patrick Brazeau, who now manages a strip club, will be guest referee at a Great North Wrestling match in Ottawa scheduled for May 30, starring ‘Hannibal The Death Dealer’ and ‘Soa (Spirit of Allah) Amin’. Another personal choice of the PM.

Brazeau is facing two trials on personal matters: for assault and sexual assault, and for assault, threats and possession of cocaine. A framed photo of Brazeau, the PM and the alleged victim in this case has been entered into evidence at Brazeau’s ongoing sexual assault trial. The court has set aside 12 days in June for a preliminary trial on Brazeau’s Senate expense charges — the very day that Duffy’s trial is scheduled to resume. That trial could easily run into the fall election.

Former Harper advisor Bruce Carson — already a man with a criminal record before his first day on the job in the PMO — is facing charges for influence peddling related to his work at the University of Calgary. He also will be going to court in the fall on similar charges related to a water purification company whose product he was trying to flog to native bands.

And then there’s Arthur Porter, still fighting extradition from Panama back to Canada on fraud charges related to a Montreal hospital contract with SNC Lavalin. They involve an alleged $22 million in kickbacks to the good doctor and others. (Porter has cancer and has had three months to live … for several years now. The miracle of self-treatment.)

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Harper appointed Porter as head of SIRC, the body that oversees CSIS. The passage of Bill C-51 leaves Canada the only nation in the Five Eyes intelligence partnership that does not have parliamentary oversight. If Porter hadn’t been caught, he might still be in charge of the oversight committee monitoring CSIS. Steve the talent scout strikes again.

The Harper team had to put the debate cobra back in the basket in order to avoid to limit the damage from these and other embarrassments. And it’s not like the hits haven’t kept hitting: Take that humiliating security breach while the PM was doing a ‘surprise’ flying tour of the front in Iraq. Despite making journalists sign an agreement stating they would not take photos of special forces soldiers for security reasons, the PMO posted photos showing their faces on 24/7, the government’s nauseous, in-house propaganda site. All marketing, all the time.

Confronted with this bozo rush to make political hay, the PMO said the military vetted the videos before they were published online. It took eight hours for the Nightmare Team to admit the videos were a security breach, to take them down, and to give one of those half-assed non-apologies this government does so well.

The Globe and Mail learned that, contrary to what the PMO said, the Department of National Defence hadn’t screened the videos before they were posted. An honest mistake, or just another reflexive lie from a government that makes it up as it goes along?

Remember, DND had taken the blame for a cabinet-level bungle before. When the mission in Iraq was expanded into Syria, the Harper government claimed that it was because Canada was the only other member of the coalition besides the U.S. with smart bombs. When it turned out everyone had them, Defence Minister Jason Kenney attached the goat horns to the Chief of the Defence Staff, who meekly wore them. Not this time.

Mike Duffy has said that the prime minister didn’t order him to repay the expense money because he owed it: “It’s not about what you did,” Harper said, according to Duffy. “It’s about the perception of what you did that’s created in the media. The rules are inexplicable to our base.”

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Steve’s record of misrule is every bit as hard to explain — something that should become crystal clear once he’s forced to answer for it, in public and on camera.

Michael Harris is a writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker. He was awarded a Doctor of Laws for his “unceasing pursuit of justice for the less fortunate among us.” His nine books include Justice Denied, Unholy Orders, Rare ambition, Lament for an Ocean, and Con Game. His work has sparked four commissions of inquiry, and three of his books have been made into movies. His new book on the Harper majority government, Party of One, is a number one best-seller.