Interesting how people of integrity who hold to important principles in the face of the blow hard Stephen Harper finds themselves having to forfeit their jobs in order to remain true to principles that (virtually) all Canadians embrace.
Munir Sheikh, the former head of Stats Canada who opposed Harper's mindless move from a statitically valid mandatory long form census to a statistically invalid voluntary census is the most recent example.
Other notable persons of integrity include, in chronological order:
Garth Turner who, as a Conservative MP, spoke openly against the floor crossing of newly elected Liberal MP David Emerson who became an instant Conservative in order to fulfill his personal ambitions and ignore those who had just elected him. Garth was rewarded for his belief in principle by being booted from the Conservative caucus and forced to sit as an independent.
Michael Chong, who as a Conservative Cabinet Member spoke against the absurd construct known as "Quebec as a nation" (first advanced by Michael Ignatieff and later appropriated by Stephen Harper). Michael was rewarded for his belief in principle by being stripped of his Cabinet position.
Linda Keen, who as Head of Canadian Nuclear Regulatory Commission, refused to bend in the performance of her job as the Head of nuclear safety by turning a blind to the hazards that were unfolding at the Chalk River nuclear facility. Linda was rewarded for her belief in upholding the integrity of her office by being fired.
Bill Casey, who as the longest serving Conservative in the House of Commons, spoke against the Atlantic Accord that Stephen Harper had promised to uphold, but decided to renege on. Bill was rewarded for his belief upholding the integrity of the Atlantic Accord by being booted from the Conservative caucus and forced to sit as an independent.
Unfortunately we only have a handful of Canadians who have the integrity and personal conviction to stand up against the blow hard known as Stephen Harper.
Special mention should also go to Diane Francis of the Financial Post, who is the ONLY journalist in this wimp nation called Canada to report the truth about Stephen Harper rapacious and unjust income trust tax, while other the other journalists in the country cowered in fear, as they sold what was left of their tattered integrity in hopes of pleasing their corporate masters and hanging on to their jobs, while telling blatant lies about hard constructs like "tax leakage" in order that millions of Canadians could be fleeced of their retirement savings and their means of retirement income stolen from them on completely false pretenses.
No chance that Munir Sheikh will be working at the CBC, the Globe and Mail or the Toronto Star any time soon, is there, as he would as welcome in those newsrooms as he was working for Stephen Harper, since these organization thrive on perpetuating falsehoods, rather than reporting the truth?
Friday, July 30, 2010
Posted by Brent Fullard at 8:59 AM