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...
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."
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...
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."
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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".........