Enough Dump Harper!

Had Enough?

Welcome to the Dump Harper weblog brought to you by the Canadians Against the Harper Regime Collaboration. The purpose of this article/doc/essay/collaboration weblog is to examine the various aspects that influence the major policy decisions along with the development of a timeline and players behind the scenes of the Harper Regime. As development continues on this platform, the best way to access the archives is by utilizing the search function until an outline and “site map” can be created. Please keep in mind that the majority of the information and data that was factored into this document can be found throughout this site along with various background sources and resources that are not formally referenced in individual components. This is a micro-project that is a part of a deeper investigative volunteer collaboration based upon decades of historical research and data gathering and loosely associated with a trend analysis resource titled: 15% RULE™.

In addition to creating this resource and proposing a “Call to Action” we have also embarked upon a collaborative article titled “Stephen Harper and the Many Shades of Grey…” to inspire others to participate.

For those that may have a few minutes to volunteer, we would gladly welcome your contributions. We welcome independent authors, investigators, insiders, whistle-blowers and pundits to submit articles, documents, photos, essays, etc. We could use some assistance in researching, fact-checking, archiving, categorization and tagging the various aspects of the Harper Regime and it’s mandate along with our social media apparatuses below.

You, Me and the SPP

You, Me and the SPP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBBCeWoPi74

?You, Me, and the S.P.P: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule? is a feature length documentary which exposes the latest manifestation of a corporatist agenda that is undermining the democratic authority of the citizens of North America.

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4 thoughts on “Had Enough?”

  1. Well over a hundred million of our tax dollars have been spent trying to convince Canadians that our economy is doing great under Stephen Harper, but it’s no surprise we remain unconvinced.

    http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/09/17/economic_action_plan_ads_are_wasteful_conservative_propaganda_editorial.html

    86 Canadians have more wealth than 11.4 million other Canadians.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/04/02/wealth-inequality-canada_n_5080581.html

    Inequality is growing faster in Canada than in the US, and has been since the mid 1990s.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/income-inequality-rising-quickly-in-canada/article618311/

    Poverty currently costs us about $2000 for every Canadian.

    http://www.cwp-csp.ca/poverty/the-cost-of-poverty/

    Even experts outside of the country tell us the Tar Sands development focus of this government is hurting other sectors of our economy like manufacturing, on top of the environmental harms.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/oecd-sees-signs-of-dutch-disease-in-canada-1.1221758

    In September 2013, there were six job applicants for every single job that existed in Canada, according to Stats Canada, and things have gotten worse since, not better. That means that five out of six looking for work are largely without options, although the right wing narrative will continue to be that they are just lazy.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/17/unemployment-canada-2013_n_4460057.html

    In merely the month of December, Canada lost roughly 60,000 more full time jobs, offset only partly by a gain of 14,200 part-time jobs. There are not enough jobs, much less enough decent jobs that pay enough to live on, for every job seeker, so any proclamation that it’s a mere matter of personal responsibility is dishonest.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/1073987/canadas-unemployment-rate-climbs-to-7-2-in-december/

    Ontario’s labour market has shifted from a workforce of steady full-time jobs to shaky part-time positions.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2014/03/14/ontarios_job_market_undergoing_seismic_shift_from_full_to_parttime_jobs.html

    Barely half of people working in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, for example, now have permanent, full-time jobs that provide benefits and stability. Everyone else is working in situations that are part-time, vulnerable or insecure in some way. This includes a growing number of temporary, contract and on-call positions. Jobs without benefits. Jobs with uncertain futures. This significant rise in precarious employment is a serious threat – not only to the collective prosperity of the region, but also to the social fabric of communities. This is new, a radical change in recent years, not in any way what we, or economists, would call a normal state of affairs. The people now experiencing precarious employment are not doing so because they don’t apply themselves, but because non-precarious employment has been yanked from beneath their feet.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/columnists/half-of-toronto-area-workers-have-fallen-into-precarious-employment-study/article9003680/

    Seventy-two per cent of net new jobs created between 2008 and 2013 fall into the precarious or underemployed category.

    http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/03/13/why_canadas_job_market_hasnt_recovered_goar.html

    Even the government’s own internal documents frankly admit that the so-called Canadian dream of upward mobility is a myth.

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/middle-class-dreams-quot-myth-quot-cda-39-170008536.html

    And the consistently right wing chamber of commerce is also finally admitting up front that the opportunities available for people to drag themselves out of poverty are drying up, with an economy that grows new jobs slower than population increases, and that mostly produces part time insecure jobs in a single province.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/03/05/canada-job-market-2013_n_4902975.html

    Wages, meanwhile, no longer mean “getting paid for your hard work enough to be able to live on.”

    For the first time in Canadian history, more than half of the federal government’s revenue in 2014 now comes from personal income taxes, while taxes on Corporations represent a steadily vanishing part of filling the public purse.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/24/corporate-personal-taxes-canada_n_4333694.html

    Corporate tax avoidance is significantly hurting Canada.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/corporate-tax-avoidance-scheme-hurting-canada-expert-says-1.2572712

    Total hoarded corporate cash now exceeds the value of the national debt.

    http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/corporate-canadas-cash-hoard-exceeds-national-debt

    Let’s free up that excess cash.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/in-a-world-awash-in-cash-capital-overwhelms-us-now/article17368619/

    So the next time you try to tell me that the only reason the poor are suffering is because they are lazy or no good or somehow at fault themselves for finding themselves getting the short end of the stick in an economic system where money has empowered the wealthy to stack the deck ever harder in their favour for more than a generation, I’ll remind you that it’s no more defensible than claiming a woman who gets raped was somehow “asking for it.” Predatory greed has been celebrated and proliferated to the point where your willingness to work just makes you much more convenient to exploit, without ever affording any significant opportunity to see long term improvement in your life circumstances as a result of that willingness to work. And some of us still think that life is about more than work, that it should have room in it for living, and that pushing ourselves ever harder and seeing less of our children and enjoying less of life as a result is not actually something to strive for or celebrate. It’s clear where we need to look for the money we need to supply the needs of Canadians: tax the wealthy and the corporations. After all, that’s where all the money is. Sadly, that’s also by definition where the political influence is, too.

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