A Fascist Canadian Federal Government. Living A Life Of Crime (without Opposition)
Written By Robin Mathews, May 2015
To begin, a fascist government is one which becomes the gangster corporations it serves, creates fake ‘oversight’ bodies to serve those corporations, takes over police in order to further criminal designs, makes enemies of and harasses all forces working for democracy and justice in the country, sews fear wherever possible, and runs a full-scale propaganda campaign claiming to champion ordinary people.
Welcome to the Conservative government of Canada.
We Canadians – in the light of what is written above – are thick in the head. We absolutely refuse to see the width and depth of the lying by the Conservative government, the extent of its dirty-dealing, the huge alliances it makes with what are probably criminal organizations, its programmed cheating of vulnerable Canadians, its treating of ordinary Canadians as if they are garbage.
Never in Canadian history has government/corporate corruption been so total, so unrelieved, so crass, … so planned. [Read, for instance, Lawrence Martin, “If integrity is the issue, the Tories are finished”, Globe and Mail, May 12, A11, Anthony Hall, “Neoconning the public”, Common Ground, May 2015, pp. 12, 13…, Michael Harris, Party of One, Viking, 2014, etc. etc.]
To see the very end-point of Conservative Party malice and greed, think of wounded veterans being cheated of care, thalidomide victims promised assistance, and stalled…, First Nations people (over and over) treated as trash and denied social assistance granted to other Canadians. Those examples illustrate clearly that any expense will be manipulated and denied that doesn’t accrue profit to private corporations (located anywhere in the world).
The Stephen Harper Conservatives in league with The One Per Cent are stripping Canada bare, are looting and pillaging the country before our (mostly closed) eyes.
[Kai Nagata of Dogwood Initiative, May 21, reports that the wholly spurious National Energy Board has told Kinder Morgan it can keep its (spill) Emergency Response plans secret. And he reports in bold face print that Kinder Morgan’s publicly released risk assessments contain a flat out lie.]
The whole Kinder Morgan transmountain pipeline scenario is seen by more and more people as a series of dirty-dealing manipulations … a silent pact among the Conservative cabinet, Kinder Morgan, and the National Energy Board. On every hand people are looking for the Opposition Parties to disown the National Energy Board publicly, to demand its eradication, and to work openly and publicly to destroy it.
Economist Robyn Allen has publicly withdrawn (May 19, 2015) as an expert intervener from the National Energy Board review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project. In doing so she condemns the NEB unreservedly, writing it “violated the rules of procedural fairness and natural justice, and biased its decision-making in favour of Kinder Morgan.”
Where are the Opposition parties?
That is just one example of the Conservative government as instrument of The One Per Cent. Here’s another – that Canadians miss because the truth is almost impossible to take in.
A Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) boss (or bosses) has written to papers assuring Canadians that the CRA doesn’t politically target persons or organizations when engaging in audits. That is probably one of the more flagrant lies coming from the fog called the Party in Power, the Conservative government. Before the present Conservative government was in power does anyone remember what might be called raids on environmental organizations – that just happen to be enemies of the Conservative government? CRA “activity” and inactivity doesn’t stop there … by any means. Take a deep breath ….
The CRA and the Conservative cabinet have to know about the over $200 BILLIONS of Canadian private and corporate money hidden away in Tax Havens around the world. Since at least the publication of Nicholas Shaxson”s Treasure Islands in 2011, no one can claim ignorance about the Tax Havens. And, indeed, the CRA knows about them and – seemingly – wants to ignore their existence. On whose behalf?
Canadians For Tax Fairness (CTF) has been researching and reporting on big-time Canadian tax dodgers – keeping CRA well informed (as if it wasn’t already). As a first step CTF wants CRA to calculate and report on what is called Canada’s ‘tax gap’ – what should be paid and what isn’t. Liberal senator (PEI) Percy Downe has also been pushing CRA to go to work. Establishing the tax gap, apparently, is seen as the first step in doing something about it.
But a not very bright school child might well see what is really going on. The CRA (otherwise known to some as the Conservative cabinet) wants to be rid of the subject altogether.
(1) The Conservative cabinet has slashed CRA operating monies at a time when powerhouse activity on gigantic tax-dodging is required.
(2) In doing so, the Conservative cabinet might be charged with protecting rich, corporate tax-dodgers.
(3) At the same time, the Conservative cabinet is steadily increasing the amount of the tax revenue paid by ordinary Canadians.
(4) By sheer coincidence corporate propaganda claims that lowering corporate taxes makes room for corporations to hire more people (but no evidence exists to prove that they have done so or really intend to do so).
So what do we see? We see the government/CRA employing the very real smoke-screen action of attacking, across the board, voluntary, ‘people’s’ organizations as enemies of Conservative policy by slandering them and conducting damaging audits of their work. Behind the smoke-screen action, the gigantic tax-dodging process by the Canadian rich - through Tax Havens dotted around the world - goes forward very well protected and apparently right off the radar of the Canadian Revenue Agency (and many Canadians). And, just incidentally, the loss of taxes to the Government of Canada is being made up by a process of increasing the tax load on the non-rich.
When written as it is here, the failure of Conservative integrity looks far worse than Lawrence Martin suggests. But we Canadians are thick in the head. What I have related here will be described as “conspiracy theory”. The failure, for instance, to care for our wounded veterans will be described as a “glitch” in operations, a crazy oversight, not a completely consistent part of the attack on Canada and vulnerable Canadians by the cabinet of the Stephen Harper Conservative government.
All that is lamentable.
More lamentable is the almost total failure of the Opposition Parties. With Conservative Party evil-doing and dirty tricks at an historic level – Opposition Parties should be naming, exposing, confronting, challenging openly, demanding accounting – in Parliament, on media, in community halls across the country, on the streets of Canada – and where possible, in the courts … exposing Conservative Party criminal action.
Nothing makes more clear the sclerosis, the opportunism, the calculating compromise of the Opposition Parties than their inaction. Nothing shows more clearly their desire to be buddies of the global corporations - “to take over administration”, rather than to defeat the Conservative government with a radical re-building action plan.
That is why Canada must have a wholly new Party that takes power and reclaims Canada for Canadians. That is the absolutely necessary next step ….
[Merv Ritchie and friends in B.C. are moving in that direction by creating a new party ... that you can join. Is it the right structure? Will it work? Is it the vehicle for the gigantic and absolutely necessary next step?
Go to www.thelawparty.ca and see what you think.]
Written by Robin Mathews
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The below written by Grant G
Time For Canadian Politicians To Walk the Walk
I wish Merv Ritchie and his team good fortune....And on another note, related to the above article by Robin Mathews..
The NDP federally is polling very well as of late, and that does warm my heart...
The National Post`s Michael Den Tandt has come out swinging against Thomas Mulcair, a lame article, not subtle, a column that reeks, why anyone would want put their name to it is beyond me, so slim, so obvious, so written by the Harper Conservative propaganda department.
And of course our corporate newspapers The Vancouver Sun and Province ran with the Mulcair smear..
I recommend that you read Michael Den Tandt`s article....Not because it`s good journalism, because it`s bad writing...There are so many Stephen Harper government boondoggles, from failing the military on every procurement, running up debt, near $1 billion in taxpayer funded Conservative partisan advertising over the last 5 years..The debt run-up...And a total failure by Harper on the economic front...Alberta oil has been dug, dredged and extracted for decades, oil was at record highs for years, a 6 month oil-price downturn and Alberta`s economy is toast, the federal budget back in deficit too...5 straight Stephen Harper federal deficits, and he had a majority..
What passes as journalism these days, that National Post article is not worthy enough to be published there, let alone worthy enough to be re-posted in our B.C. corporate rags...
It shows how stupid the federal Conservatives think we the people are...A child could see through Michael Dan Tandt`s article, it will drive more people to the federal NDP..
Lastly, I wrote an article after Rachel Notley`s stunning victory, it was titled Election promises meet decision desk(The Rachel Notley era begins)
Rachel Notley made specific election promises, ..."To raise corporate taxes, to review royalty rates and adjust" (upward)....Rachel didn`t specify raising royalty rates upward but she certainly wouldn`t lower them, any royalty review would be to raise the rates, that is what Rachel Notley explicitly implied in her election campaign, I agree with that platform..
Ever since Rachel Notley won the Alberta election the corporate world has come out squealing like pigs, claiming the sky will fall, threatening to take their ball and go somewhere else..
I urged Premier Rachel Notley in my article to proceed forward with her election promises, for that is why the people voted her in...10,000 people were on hand for her swearing in ceremony today at the Alberta legislature.....10,000 people..
This is the NDP`s test....This Alberta test run will have profound implications on Thomas Mulcair`s federal election bid...
Let me elaborate, the Alberta PC`s(Stephen Harper`s gang) ran Alberta`s economy like a drunken corporate boardroom, all the money wasted, they collected so little oil revenue that the province of Alberta couldn`t survive with 6 months of low oil price...No provisions, no nest egg, no rainy day fund..NOTHING..
The people of Alberta did not elect an NDP Government to maintain the corporate taxation and royalty rate status quo....
The people expect those election promises to be kept....
Let the oil companies squeal, let the corporate newspapers holler "Greece, Greece, Greece"
I guarantee that if Rachel Notley follows through with raising corporate taxation the energy majors in Alberta will not leave...Reason?...Tax and royalty rates are higher in the USA, higher in South America, higher in Norway, higher everywhere else in the world..
What Rachel Notley needs to know and hopefully understand....Thomas Mulcair and the federal NDP`s electoral chances depend on her keeping the promises she made to the people of Alberta..
The Canadian public is yearning for a political party to actually keep their election promises..
Enough of talking the talk....Canadians need to see our elected leaders do something new...
walking the walk!
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