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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Can Stephen Harper Be Removed From Office?



 Chinese leaders set to educate Stephen Harper on some new Governing tactics, new to Canadians anyway, Fear, censorship, bully pulpit, propaganda, a phrase comes to mind as I write this..

"Shoot one monkey to scare a thousand"

Former members of Forest Ethics have spoken up about high-ranking members of  Stephen Harper`s Government threatening them, threatening to remove their tax status, threats of audits, in fact Canada under Harper`s tutelage our Federal Government is prepared to label Forest Ethics and I quote...

"Enemies of the State"....Now that`s funny and very concerning, for now under a Harper Dictatorship Canadians cannot speak up against pollution, poison, human rights,...... the Government is backtracking claiming no such thing happened but proof is in the pudding, Joe Oliver and Stephen Harper along with their big oil mouth-pieces Vivian Krauss and Ezra Levant have and are on the record calling these groups, calling Canadians, calling me  "Ecoterrorists, Radicals, extremists", in other words, enemies of Canada.

Richard Fadden warned all Canadians in rare press conference that Canadian members of the crown, Canadian and British Columbian politicians are being controlled by foreign Governments, China to be precise..

As you know China is currently cracking down on journalists, reporters, writers, bloggers, whistleblowers and the like, these people are vanishing, tortured, murdered, voices are going silent and Stephen Harper likes it that way, China`s newest growing export to Canada is fear, censorship, state propaganda, state prisons and death...

For that`s what corrupted Governments do, if the propaganda and state media doesn`t win out they don`t stop there, they imprison those voices, torture, kill, for indeed that`s when that phrase comes into play, remember,  one must still shoot the first monkey...

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China’s newest export: Internet censorship | David Rohde


 
BEIJING — This great city is the epicenter of a geopolitical battle over cyberspace, who controls it, and who defines its rights and freedoms. China’s 485 million web users are the world’s largest online population. And the Chinese government has developed the world’s most advanced Internet censorship and surveillance system to police their activity.
Yet the days of Americans piously condemning China’s “Great Firewall” and hoping for a technological silver bullet that would pierce it are over. China’s system is a potent, vast and sophisticated network of computer, legal and human censorship. The Chinese model is spreading to other authoritarian regimes. And governments worldwide, including the United States, are aggressively trying to legislate the Internet.......


The problem is not software or hardware developed in a secret Chinese government laboratory. Recent news reports have uncovered American and European companies selling surveillance technologies to Libya, Syria, Bahrain, Thailand and other governments that block the web and brutally suppress dissent.
While the Egyptian government’s attempt to shut down the Internet during the Tahrir Square protests drew headlines, western governments are increasingly using the web for law enforcement surveillance. In a biannual transparency report released earlier this month, Google reported a 70 percent increase in requests for content removal or user information from the American government or police in the first half of 2011. Brazil filed the most requests, followed by Germany, the U.S. and South Korea, according to The Guardian.
Western companies are also under fire. Research in Motion, the Canadian firm that produces Blackberry smartphones, acceded to demands from The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and India for access to its users’ email messages. And the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Internet free speech group, has accused Cisco of selling surveillance equipment to the Chinese government that is used for human rights abuses."

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Wikipedia has the short list of sites with access blocked, it`s scary that Stephen Harper has embraced this style of governing, can we really sit back as spectators and allow Stephen Harper to look a blind eye, or worse, remember what Fadden had to say on this issue...

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Canada's spy agency suspects that cabinet ministers in two provinces are under the control of foreign governments, CBC News has learned.
Several members of B.C. municipal governments are also under suspicion, Richard Fadden, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, told CBC News in an exclusive interview.
"We're in fact a bit worried in a couple of provinces that we have an indication that there's some political figures who have developed quite an attachment to foreign countries," Fadden said.
"The individual becomes in a position to make decisions that affect the country or the province or a municipality. All of a sudden, decisions aren't taken on the basis of the public good but on the basis of another country's preoccupations."

Read more here

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Can a Canadian Prime minister be Impeached?

"Yes, in theory the Prime Minister of Canada or anyone for that matter can be impeached by the House of Commons. The House of Commons retains the power of Impeachment, inherited from the British Parliament, because our constitution states that ours is "similar in principle" to the constitution of Britain.






The US system of Impeachment is based on the British example, but the only penalty available is removal from office. This is not true in Britain where sentences can include fine and imprisonment and are not limited to persons holding office.






It should be noted the last person to be impeached in Britain was Henry Dundas in 1806, so the practice has long since come into disuse. It would be very unconventional to say the least for the Canadian Parliament to dig up these old powers and use them, especially against the PM. But in theory it is possible. Though how the procedure would be amended in Canada would need to be negotiated".........


"The role of the Prime Minister is not defined in the constitution, so there is no specific formula for his dishonourable removal from office. However, none is truly necessary, since, as the Prime Minister is appointed by the Governor General, should the need arise, the Governor General can simply replace him. No Canadian Prime Minister has ever been removed from office for committing a crime, so how and under what circumstances it would occur cannot be known. However, there are several ways that a Prime Minister can be removed from office, or reprimanded for his actions.



The House of Commons can force a deadlock with the Government by passing a motion of no confidence. When this happens, then either the Prime Minister has to resign (or be dismissed) or Parliament must be dissolved for a general election. If there has just been a general election, or for some other reason the Governor General rejects the Prime Minister's request for an election, then the Prime Minister will be replaced.


The Prime Minister's party can force him out of the leadership position, and choose someone else to be leader. If this happens, the incumbent Prime Minister will be replaced with the new party leader.

Either house of Parliament can censure any individual. The result of this can range from a verbal rebuke to expulsion from Parliament or imprisonment. A censure does not remove a Prime Minister from office, though depending on the severity and nature of the censure, I think (which means this isn't a fact) it is possible that the Prime Minister could be removed from office as a result of one, if only because of the political damage to him, or by loosing his seat in Parliament.


The Supreme Court of Canada can charge the Government with violating the law or the constitution, and order the Government to cease to act in violation, and/or to make reparations. I cannot find any hint of the circumstances under which the Governor General would dismiss a Prime Minister as a result of such a charge
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For when environmental groups are threatened by Government, threatened for speaking out on behalf of millions of concerned Canadian people, threatened by a Government whose hands are tied to big oil, one has to wonder if indeed Stephen Harper and Joe Oliver are acting on Canada`s behalf, because the energy security argument is a lie, we on one hand import 780,000 barrels per day from  so-called unethical sources, there isn`t one argument to justify the pipeline to B.C. for export oil to China while eastern Canada imports 780,000 barrels per day, BC`s coast being risked for more profits to an already filthy-rich conglomerate.

Clearly a visionary prime minister`s goal would be to make Canada self-sufficient on energy, Harper is proposing the opposite, Stephen Harper is proposing that Canada stay reliant on foreign sources of oil for both the near  and long term

Would a mentally competent Prime minister remove 230 meat inspectors, dozens died from listerious food poisoning when industry was regulating themselves and now Stephen Harper is rolling the dice with human health and removing the inspectors, what happens when people die (again), will government media controllers hide the story, say oops or will someone be jailed.....My question to Stephen Harper would be, why were food inspectors needed in the past and not now, what`s changed?

Why are Salmon scientists being muzzled, why is the Stephen Harper and Christy Clark Government covering for Marine Harvest, why are reports on Sea Lice blocked, why is random testing in fish farms not allowed, why indeed, when are people like Alexandra Morton and others going to simply vanish, after all it is the next step, for the message isn`t being stopped the message is getting louder and louder, the harder the Federal Government pushes propaganda and fear the harder bloggers armed with cold facts push back.

Canada can`t hide the facts, like the fact that Environment Canada just released a secret damning report on the devastating ecological damage processing Alberta tar sands causes, all the poisoned water, the 1000`s of square miles of toxic lakes, tailing ponds, a report in the making for years had to be leaked for the federal Government was moving to not only to slash Environment Canada but to bury the report in the dustbin of denial...Whistleblowers risked everything leaking the report, retaliation is in full bloom in Harperland, such severe cuts are happening at Environment Canada that more lives will be lost...

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1034803--environment-canada-cuts-put-public-at-risk-critics-say


A prime Minister who is deeply connected to tar sand industry, a tar sand industry who sold land, lock stock and barrel, sold an entire land-locked chunk of tar and said go ahead, destroy British Columbia, pipe it, tanker it, pollute it, a prime minister who has labeled Canadians eco racists, radicals, a prime minister who has gutted Environment Canada, muzzled scientists, threatened citizen groups, a prime minister who allowed a totally foreign owned tar sand operation to be bought knowing full well there was no way to get the toxic product to the coast, that`s incompetence, what prime minister would allow this type of transaction?

 Stephen Harper has embraced the tyrannical Dictatorship Governing style China employs with open arms, one has to suspect mental issues,  Mr. Harper is acting treasonous to Canada, what drives his treasonous actions,  he had meat inspectors removed, expert thinkers in all areas environmental silenced, scientists muzzled, the Harper Government is risking meat safety, fish safety, now water safety and the viability of British Columbia itself, the environment clean and pristine is what makes British Columbia unique., the inevitable spill will be what breaks British Columbia`s soul. ...Harper has had reports buried, biologists fired, their studies taken and as their scientific data is burned and removed new different facts are becoming clearer by the day,...Like the fact Harper is not acting in sound mind, it is like he`s controlled by the government of China, even the Enbridge pipeline itself, a pipeline that took the cheapest route possible to the coast, a route that brings super tankers into the 3rd most treacherous waters in the world, a pipeline to Prince Rupert would have cost $1.5 billion more, but then tankers could go straight out to sea, only a prime minister suffering from sickness would even entertain this pipeline, only a prime minister who`s controlled by others, it`s as if Kitimat was chosen for super tankers on a dare, meaning I dare you to even consider such a dangerous spot!



This pipeline will leak, Enbridge`s own documents estimate inland spills in the 1000`s of barrels per year, BC has earthquakes, we also have a forever sustainable $billion dollar yearly commercial salmon industry and it`s being put at risk...Clean water, 1000`s of fish bearing streams and rivers being threatened, a fragile northern coast put at risk because Alberta and the Federal Government sold Petro China land-locked oil in an energy ponzi scheme, did they sell that oil knowing they would have to force through a pipeline or did they sell them that land-locked oil knowing BCers wouldn`t allow it....What was in the contract?

I hear an outfit called Adventure tours advertising on cknw, advertising nature tours to Haida Gwaii and surrounding areas, I hear advertising for Super Natural British Columbia using Orca songs, I see bears feeding in the wild and on the wild, as in wild salmon, fancy commercials showing clean white snow and jumping fish..

  Pipeline and super tankers harm British Columbia in the pocketbook,  our entire tourism industry is put a risk of collapse even without a leak or spill, our British Columbia brand would be forever tainted, again, only a prime minister suffering from mental sickness would push this through, that in itself points to mental instability..

 "Super Natural British Columbia", tar pipeline and tankers hurt not only our brand name but tourism dollars, $billions in tourism dollars, clean pristine nature, fresh air, bears, orca, salmon, the last northern temperate tidal zone in the world, a paradise doomed to extinction if Enbridge northern gateway pipeline is allowed

Christy Clark, her incoherent mumblings and fencepost sitting won`t add anything to this debate, this battle has been taken away from Christy Clark`s and Stephen Harper`s corporate controlled political party,....Leadership and governance have been missing for 12 years in B.C., we won`t find any leadership under Christy`s Clark`s seat, just a fencepost,  we will soon make our own rules again, once Stephen Harper is removed, or deposed..

I believe that Stephen Harper and Joe Oliver are in conflict of interest for they are too connected to big oil, but even more disturbing is both Harper and Oliver are making decisions that call into play their mental fitness, or lack there-of, the Enbridge pipeline can`t pass the environmental risk phase, Harper`s said reason for their pipeline itself is false, it neither helps Canada`s energy security or economic future prosperity, it`s a pipeline, one pipeline won`t make Canada or BC rich.....Let`s recap, we have a Federal Government who allowed a 100% lock-stock-barrel purchase of tar sand land tracts and operations, a resource that is land-locked, no easy route to Asia, who told Petro-China what about moving that tar oil?, Who told Petro-China that British Columbia would surrender it`s economy and risk all that we hold dear to facilitate oil transport?...

Who muzzled Kristi Millar on our wild-salmon, who wheeled and dealed with Gordon Campbell and Colin Hansen on the HST...

Who tried to muzzle environment Canada, what Government is silencing critics, damn Harper that`s who, who sent the most despised back-stabbing BC Politician Gordon Campbell to London on the public`s dime, Harper did....Harper threatened the eco group Forest Ethics, Suzuki foundation, Tides Canada, Eco-Justice, WWF, what message is Harper afraid of, how come Stephen Harper believes we no longer need meat inspectors, why is the Alberta oil obsessed Government hiding reports on water quality tests, reports on pollutants in drinking water, hiding reports that link people getting sick and cancer filled because of big oil, poison..

Even today in Abbotsford  B.C....Oil pukes from a pipeline...

"An oil spill at Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Sumas Terminal site in Abbotsford, B.C., has spread 110,000 litres of light crude oil into a containment area, sending fumes into a residential area through much of Tuesday.
Residents in the area began complaining about the strong smell of oil early Tuesday morning.
Abbotsford police started getting calls around 4:30 a.m. PT, said Const. Ian MacDonald.
“The folks at Kinder Morgan are working pretty quickly to try and do what they can to dissipate and reduce that odour,” MacDonald said."



What Government poisons its own citizens?

Why is the Government of Canada(Stephen Harper) going to China again, is it to talk air quality in Bejiing..
or perhaps Harper is going to talk increased coal exports..

Maybe Stephen Harper and Joe Oliver will be discussing Airport security...
This is China, we as Canadians have a right to say no, no we won`t sell you more oil, we won`t sell you more coal, only a prime minister with mental problems would contribute to the madness, Harper`s pipeline to Hell..
Imagine true Canadian perspective then imagine the insane mind of Stephen Harper, portraying Canada`s economic future and prosperity as relying on a pipeline, gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "Crack pipe Head"
Funny stuff, Canada`s future not relying on technology, not on our children or on a safe secure food supply, clean drinking water and human rights,...Our corrupted leader believes prosperity comes in a leaky crud pipe, sad, very sad indeed.



Stephen Harper`s future depends on mega-prisons, F35s, on a scared silenced fifth estate, Harper`s prosperity comes in the form of black oil spewing from a pipe and any environmentalists, Canadian children, fishermen, scientists or tourism board that gets in his way will be branded extremists, eco-terrorists, Socialists, Harper will persecute them, tax them, prosecute them, we will be vilified, laughed at and eventually...
Tortured, murdered, hunted down like vermin, voices will just vanish because in order for "Shoot one monkey to scare a thousand" to work...

Monkeys will be shot.


For if a prime minister acts against the common good or goal, if a leader acts preferable to the one while detrimental to the majority or society as a whole, if an elected official has been corrupted by either foreign government or business interests , if it`s apparent that said elected politician is suffering from blatant conflict of interest or exhibits clear signs of mental sickness ...

Then the Answer is Yes.




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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently Herr Dick Tator Harper has spoken - see link below for details !!!

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Fired+spokesman+alleged+intimidation+pipeline+opponent/6045937/story.html

Thanks

Anonymous said...

More Conservative Crap with the Canadian Federal government under Herr Dick Tator Harper !!!
Dishonesty, Deception and Deceit from our "Born again Christian" leader !!!!

Oh, and now the RCMP new boss is being told what to do by the PMO !!!


http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120122/canadian-government-received-us-foundation-grants-120122/


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Crankypants said...

Unfortunately it is highly unlikely that Harper or any other leader with a majority will be run from office by a vote in Parliament. The trained seals that got elected under the ruling party's banner lack the intestinal fortitude to do right by the people that elected them. Instead they just look the other way and maintain the lowest public profile they possibly can in the hope that someone else will do what's right, which in the end falls on the shoulders of the electorate. The reality is that party politics makes gangs like the Hell's Angels look like rank amateurs.

And forget the Governor General. No matter who it is, they are only interested in the perks of the job and have no interest in getting their pampered hands dirty.

I suspect that the only way to rid ourselves of Mr. Harper is to hope that the electorate sees fit to refuse to give him another term as Prime Minister. The next best thing is for him to suffer the same fate as Gordon Campbell, which was that the moneymen that helped put him in office decided he was too toxic to continue supporting him.

Unfortunately we are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The rules and conventions by which our governance is patterned is archaic and utopian, and you can bet your bottom dollar that the likes of Harper know this.

Anonymous said...

Coming to Canada soon..if not already here

President Barack Obama has just signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives him, and any future president, in my opinion, the ability to use the military against the America people.

On a word anyone the government feels is a "threat" to the nation and that person can be arrested. No, "arrested" is the wrong word, as that implies one would have rights. Kidnapped? Disappeared? Held hostage?

Those are much better words for what the bill calls for. Under the bill, the Army can snatch you out of your bed at 3 a.m., put you into a truck and never have to tell anyone, anything about you. You have no more rights to a lawyer, a trial by jury. Heck, you do not even have the right to a trial. You can be held forever without recourse. No warrant, no reasonable doubt.

Now, remember; this is the same administration whose Department of Homeland (In)Security claiming returning veterans, anti-abortion, anti-tax and anti-big government believers were potential domestic terrorists.

While you were having a good time, the government decided to turned the Land of the Free, into what could become a totalitarian police state.

Anonymous said...

Luis Moreno-Ocampo is investigating Harper, for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Harper has been served his summons. I think Harper should be tried for, crimes against humanity, for his negligence of the F.N. all across this country. It is absolutely criminal, the way the F.N. in Northern Ontario, were neglected.

Harper is also accused of crimes against Democracy. We have been victims of that many times. Harper does not believe in Democracy.

Harper is a Reformer. He governs Canada by his Northern Foundation Party lines, from 1989. Deb Grey says, Harper is still a Reformer.

Anonymous said...

He gets more scary by the day, hour, minute!

We are at the beginning of the worst,oppressive dictatorship this country has every seen.


http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120126/harper-davos-swiss-economy-20120126/20120126/?hub=MontrealHome

Hugh said...

I find it amazing that the Alberta govt can be running a deficit, even with all the oil and gas extraction, and high price of oil.

Anonymous said...

@Hugh According to Andrew Nikiforuk's book 'Tar Sands' published in 2008, the reason Alberta is in debt despite the massive drain of its resources is the royalty structure where the Alberta government charges only one percent of the value of the bitumen until the company has paid 100% of its capital expenses. Likewise Fort McMurray is far into debt because they too get next to nothing from the oil companies. Except the toxic legacy of course.