Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Stephen Harper's latest contempt of Parliament

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson isn’t the first Harper conservative to show his contempt for Parliament, even though, he is the first to be legally liable for contemptuous acts of Parliament if he does not see to it that the Speakers Warrant to have Karlheinz Schreiber appear before the House Ethics committee.

Other examples of the Stephen Harper Conservative’s contempt for parliament include:

(1) the 200 page manual of how to obstruct parliamentary Committee
(2) Stephen Harper’s crass seat redistribution that will short change Ontario voters in favour of western voters and Quebec
(3) The contemptuous unwillingness of the Harper government, seconded by the NDP, to follow the following recommendations of the House Finance Committee:

It is imperative that a democratic government be as transparent as possible when levying a new tax so that it can be held to account by its citizens. The Committee, therefore, recommends that the federal government release the data and methodology it used to estimate the amount of federal tax revenue loss caused by the income trust sector.

The proposal to tax income trusts is of such significance and has had such a devastating effect on Canadian investors that Members of Parliament deserve a clear vote to best represent the interests of their constituents. The federal government should, therefore, separate it from the other sections of the Ways and Means Motion and table it in a stand-alone piece of legislation. The pension income splitting, the 0.5% reduction in the corporate tax rate in 2011 and the increase in the age credit amount should proceed as quickly as possible in their own separate piece of legislation.


Dr Mike said...

Contempt of parliament is just contempt for the people who parliament represents--you & I.

What gives these guys the right to run rough-shod over every man , woman & child in this country in order to implement their own personal agenda.

You & I are as good as Stephen Harper or Jim Flaherty any day--we count for just as much or more on the human scale.

Most of us would not maliciously harm a person`s well-being as has happened with these guys in power.

As Bill Cosby always said "I brought you into this world , I can take you out".

My one vote is equal in weight to a vote by Stephen Harper--if one more person will vote with me , we have him beat.


Robert Gibbs said...

A fascist dictator masquerading behind the veils of democracy, if there ever was one.

Anonymous said...

Ya, what does 'contempt' mean? Comtempt of court will buy you anywhere from a weekend to an indefinite stay in jail. But comtempt of Parliament is a nothing.

FINA had a long parade of self-interested bigots and cheats give false evidence. The Tory and NDP committee members bot the falsehoods lock, stock and barrel.

But what did the Liberals do? Next to nothing. They did not make one charge of Contempt of Parliament.

People, this Parliament is sick. It makes me so mad I have to choke down the puke.

Anonymous said...

What's Stevie Cameron doing these days? Would she be interested in doing some investigative reporting on her old friend Brian and his young buddy Steve?

The Archer Daniel Midland and Quebecor connects would be good warm-ups for the big assignment? What big assignment? What did Harper say to Layton on the afternoon of October 31, 2006? Why did a socialist cell himself to the Conservative?