For those who don’t know, Canada has just elected a Blue (Conservative) majority. 22% of eligible voters are responsible for that.
Here is a list of things that they’ve done with a minority government:
Talked about wanting to privatize Health Care which means that our poor go without the medical help they deserve as human beings.
Created mega prisons to turn more of our citizens into hardened criminals and cut funding to programs that actually worked to keep convicted people from reoffending.
Cut funding to immigration and marketed refugees as a danger to society on par with Osama bin Ladin.
Cut funding to NGOs that help people with disabilities so that the people in Canada who need the most help are the most ignored and poorest.
Took out ‘equality for women’ out of the government’s mandate and got rid of women’s programs.
Cut funding to women’s issues so that women who are the victims of rape and abuse are ignored and have fewer resources to escape their torturous lives.
Speaking of torture, Conservatives will now be able to send people to be tortured in Afghanistan without risk of a non-confidence vote or having to lie about it.
We will continue to subsidize the oil sands, an operation that poisons people and animals, costs more than it produces and will contribute to major environmental damage.
We will put money into a second-rate aircraft at the price of a first-rate one; a plane that cannot perform in a way which can protect our country in the face of an attack. An attack which probably won’t come.
We may also see the removal of several human rights of our citizens, including homosexual rights and abortion rights since that is what many Conservative candidates ran on.
Funding for the arts was cut, taking away from our culture and heritage.
People who mock the Canadian democratic process will run our country and be free to continue in their criminal ways. (They prorogued parliament twice when issues came up that Canadians got mad about so that we would forget it and they broke numerous election laws. and they fired the Woman’s Minister based on false charges of prostitution while hiring a man convicted of fraud to work in the Prime Minister’s office. )
Here’s a concept for all those who voted conservative. We will see the largest deficit in Canadian history (and no, that has little to do with the recession).
How are we going to pay back the debt? Here’s a stupid idea: lets give tax cuts to rich people so that our businesses thrive which will eventually trickle down to the poor except that rarely happens.
Who gets taxed to repay the debt? Not the rich people. They keep the conservatives in power, so they’ll keep cutting their taxes and the burden will always be on the poor.
– taken from a friend’s facebook post
Yes, I am sad. And when I discuss it with my neighbours the responses have been:
“Well, we don’t want all that political correctness anyways.”
“We want to be competitive for business”
“We can’t afford social programs.”
“I don’t want to pay for someone else”
ARRRGHH! How is it wrong to be politically correct if that means treating humans like humans instead of commodities? I forgot, here in mini-Texas it is offensive to be told you can’t treat women and gays like shit. Poor fragile Wild Rose (our provincial flower), can’t handle it when you aren’t praised for being a jerk.
How is it ok for other people to pay for you (education, health care, EI, pensions…) but not for you to contribute back?
How is it possible you are unaware that only big business will benefit from tax cuts to the rich while 50% of Canada’s economy is small business! Yeah, your cousin’s boss will benefit. Not you. Not your kids. Not your grandkids because they may not be able to afford the education that could get them that job.
Why do people vote on lies and myths even when it will directly hurt them?
At least Elizabeth May (Green Party leader) has a seat. She may not have power, but she has a mouth.
And I need to start taking my vitamins again.