Via: KW Protests
Twitter storm calls for PM Stephen Harper’s resignation. (Photo: Remy Steinegger)
Greetings, concerned Canadians and global opponents to the Harper Government.
We know how ridiculous and scandalous this excuse for a Government of Canada is. The most recent events concerning the Senate have only exacerbated the frustration and anger of average people everywhere. Enough of trumpeting openness and transparency while doing the exact opposite to Canadians and Canada.
On Victoria Day Monday May 20, 2013, you are invited to use this paste to draw tweets from for a twitterstorm to say that it is time for: #PMHarperMustResign.
There is no established start time for this public sourced action. Start as early as you like on Holiday Monday. Hopefully, we will become the top trend in Canada and maybe beyond if we get enough concerned people to hit the twittersphere at once. Any individuals that wish to coordinate launch times or times of peak activity, you are encouraged to do so.
By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 18, 2013:
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne
In, 2004, Stephen Harper described Canada’s Senate as a “dumping ground for the favoured cronies of the Prime Minister.” He also said: “I will not name appointed people to the Senate. Anyone who sits in the Parliament of Canada must be elected by the people they represent.” Today, none of the 105 individuals who sit in the Red Chamber are elected. And, instead of reforming the Senate, Harper has stacked it with failed candidates, praise-singers, party funders and other loyalists. Toronto Star columnist Bob Hepburn believes has a one-sentence dream that can trigger the beginning of the end of Canada’s scandal-ridden “useless, expensive, undemocratic appendage of government”.
Former prime minister was the architect of the 2005 Kelowna Accord
By Jennifer Clibbon | CBC News, Jan 17, 2013 4:58 AM ET
Few Canadian leaders know the issues raised by Idle No More better than former prime minister Paul Martin.
As Canada’s 21st prime minister, Martin will be remembered as the architect of the 2005 Kelowna Accord, which envisioned the investment of $5 billion over 10 years for education and social welfare programs for aboriginal Canadians. The project fell apart when Stephen Harper took over that year as prime minister, and cut the funding.
Martin’s interest in the lives and problems of aboriginal peoples dates back to his teenage years in the 1950s, when he worked on the shores of Hudson’s Bay and as a deck hand on tugboats going up and down the Mackenzie River. There, he saw firsthand the inequities faced by aboriginal friends, and it left a deep impression.
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2013/01/16/f-idle-no-more-paul-martin.html