By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:
This is Canadian political dissent like never seen before. For two reasons.
First and especially, the dissent is taking place on Canada’s Independence Day. Second, it’s directed against a prime minister supposedly elected with a majority just over a year ago, on May 2.
Once again, Canadians are using the social media, especially Twitter, to voice their democratic grudge against Stephen Harper, the “Harper Government” and government dictatorship-style policies. The most popular hashtag at the moment is #DenounceHarper, followed closely by #HappyCanadaDay.
In this Canada Day Special, Co-hosts Obert and Anita dramatize a recent secret conversation between Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama. Harper and his Conservative majority government are militarizing Canadian society. They’re re-writing the country’s history to fit their fledgling right-wing worldview. Canada‘s Independence Day is around the corner and Harper has placed the War of 1812 at the centre of all official celebrations. In that war, British loyalist forces and their First Nations allies repulsed numerous American attempts to invade and annex Canada. Harper’s ingenious plan is to trick Obama into publicly confirming America’s first real bitter defeat on Sun News Network, Canada’s Fox News Network.
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