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NEW YEARS DAY 2015; LEST WE FORGET THE HARPER GOVERNMENT’S DISMANTLING OF CANADA PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 08:44

 

BY JOAN  RUSSOW GLOBALCOMPLIANCE RESEARCH PROJECT  - JANUARY 1, 2015

The statue Ivstitia (Justice) guards the entrance of the Supreme Court of Canada as the Peace tower is seen in the background in Ottawa.

ELECTION 2015: LEST WE FORGET -THE HARPER GOVERNMENT’S DISMANTLING OF CANADA

SINCE 2006, THE HARPER GOVERNMENT HAS CAUSED THE DISMANTLING OF CANADA AND HAS CONTRIBUTED TO CANADA’S BEING PERCEIVED AS AN INTERNATIONAL PARIAH. 

LEADING UP TO THE 2015 FEDERAL ELECTION, WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DENOUNCE THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR YEARS OF TRANSGRESSIONS:

 

FOR JANUARY 25 UPDATES SEE http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10026:election-2015a-long-list-of-the-transgressions-of-the-harper-government&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

 

HERE IS A BEGINNING LIST.

A.  ESCALATING THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT

B. FOSTERING MILITARISM

C. ENTERING INTO SPURIOUS TRADE AGREEMENTS SUCH AS FIPPA WITH CHINA AND CETA WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION

D. DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT

 

E. CONTRIBUTING TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS NEGLIGENCE

 

F.  VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS

G. ENTRENCHING CORPORATISM

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on April 11, I will add  incorporate  from another list which was compiled by " Driving the Porcelain bus" which was prpa\red before tha last election. http://drivingtheporcelainbus.blogspot.ca/2010/01/harper-attack-on-canadian-democracy.html?m=1

 

 

A ESCALATING THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PASSING THE SO-CALLED “FAIR ELECTIONS” ACT  WHICH PROVIDE NEW FUNDING LOOPHOLES, UNDERMINES THE ROLE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER, PLACES THE ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE WITHOUT HAVING POWER TO COMPEL WITNESSES, AND ABOVE ALL SUPPRESSES THE VOTE BY REMOVING PROCEDURES THAT FACILITATE THE VOTE.

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9801:-breaking-were-taking-the-unfair-elections-act-to-court&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO PROTECT CHARTER RIGHTS

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/06/26/stephen-harper-charter-rights_n_5534875.html

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BETRAYING AN ABYSMALLY INACCURATE VIEW OF FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL REALITIES,” FOR UNDERMINING THE RIGHT CONDUCT OF PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY.

http://www.revparl.ca/english/issue.asp?param=208&art=1459

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR UNDERMINING ACCESS TO INFORMATION

https://cjfe.org/resources/features/new-report-hollow-right-access-information-crisis

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SPENDING 1.2 BILLION ON THE “SPY PALACE” FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESABLISHMENT CANADA (CSEC)

1. Inside Canada's top-secret billion-dollar spy palace - Politics ...

www.cbc.ca/.../inside-canada-s-top-secret-billion-dollar-spy-palace-1.19...

 

WE DENOUNCE

HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING CSEC TO

ESTABLISH COVERT SURVEILLANCE OPERATIONS WORLDWIDE AS PART OF NSA GLOBAL SPYING APPARATUS

http://www.globalresearch.ca/canadian-spy-agency-establishes-covert-surveillance-operations-worldwide-as-part-of-nsa-global-spying-apparatus/5361566

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR EMBARKING UPON INCREASED INTRUSIVE SURVEILLANCE OF CANADIAN CITIZEN AND FOR SHARING “INTELLIGENCE WITH OTHER STATES

https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/monitor/massive-secret-surveillance-canada

 

 WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BRINGING FORWARD WHAT LAWRENCE MARTIN CALLS THE “LOYALTY ACT”

 

” A CONSERVATIVE MP HAS BROUGHT FORWARD, WITH THE BLESSING OF THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, A BILL THAT WOULD REQUIRE PARLIAMENTARY WATCHDOGS AND ALL THEIR EMPLOYEES TO DISCLOSE PREVIOUS POLITICAL ACTIVITIES.

THE PERIOD OF DISCLOSURE WOULD COVER THE DECADE PREVIOUS TO THEIR APPOINTMENTS. THE LEGISLATION WOULD BE RETROACTIVE — MEANING ALL CURRENT EMPLOYEES WOULD EFFECTIVELY HAVE TO SUBMIT TO POLITICAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.”

 LAWRENCE MARTIN 

HTTP://WWW.IPOLITICS.CA/2014/01/15/NON-CONSERVATIVES-NEED-NOT-APPLY/

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASINGLY ABUSING ITS CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS AND CAUSING CANADA TO BECOME AN AUTOCRACY WITH FEW CHECKS AND BALANCES

http://www.pej.org/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=8440

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE   HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR USING FRAUDULENT MEANS FOR ACCEDING TO POWER: FROM THEIR 2006 IN-AND OUT FUNDING SCHEME TO THEIR USE, IN 2011, OF ROBO CALLS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7946:a-mockery-of-justice-conservatives-should-be-prosecuted-not-rewarded-for-their-violation-of-the-elections-act&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DISSOLVING PARLIAMENT TO EVADE THE INVESTIGATION INTO ITS IN-AND-OUT SCHEME, FOR 

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7946:a-mockery-of-justice-conservatives-should-be-prosecuted-not-rewarded-for-their-violation-of-the-elections-act&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

WE DENOUNCE 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PROROGUING PARLIAMENT TO AVOID AN INVESTIGATION INTO  CANADIAN COMPLICITY  IN TORTURING AFGHANI REFUGEES, AND FOR PROROGUING PARLIAMENT TO PREVENT THE OPPOSITION FROM FORMING A COALITION

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7955&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR USING OMNIBUS BILLS

WHICH HAVE PREVENTED IN DEPTH, MEANINGFUL DEBATE ON KEY ISSUES

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR GUTTING REGULATIONS FOR COAL IN OMNIBUS BILL C43 WITH changes to the Canada Marine Act http://commonsensecanadian.ca/latest-harper-omnibus-bill-guts-regulations-coal-lng-ports/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PASSING THE OMNIBUS BILL C-38: THE ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION ACT

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2012/05/10/Bill-C38/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR USING THE OMNIBUS BILL 45 AND CHANGING THE NAVIGABLE WATERS PROTECTION ACT

THIS CHANGE REMOVES THOUSANDS OF LAKES AND STREAMS FROM FEDERAL PROTECTION UNDER THAT LAW. 

http://www.ecojustice.ca/publications/files/envirolaw-watch/navigable-waters-protection-act-briefing/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PASSING OMNIBUS BILL 45 WHICH IMPACTS ON FIRST NATIONS

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/21/idle-no-more-bill-c-45-ottawa_n_2343396.html

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PASSING OMNIBUS BILL C-43: A threat to environmental safety and democracy

http://wcel.org/sites/default/files/publications/Backgrounder%20Budget%20Bill%20C-43%20AJ%20to%20file%2014-12-04%20_backgrounder%20only_.pdf

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SHOWING CONTEMPT OF PARLIAMENT AND FOR PARLIAMENTARY INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8095&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MUZZLING FEDERAL SCIENTISTS, BY PREVENTING THE PRESENTING OF THEIR RESULTS WHICH WERE PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS

http://sciencewriters.ca/initiatives/muzzling_canadian_federal_scientists/

 

 WE DENOUNCE

 

FOR DESTROYING FILES OF RAW DATA IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND CLOSING KEY GOVERNMENT LIBRARIES

http://www.canadaspastmatters.ca/public-libraries/federal-library-cuts-and-closures.aspx

WE DENOUNCE

HOW THE HARPER GOVERNMENT COMMITTED A KNOWLEDGE MASSACRE

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/capt-trevor-greene/science-cuts  canada_b_4534729.html

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MARGINALIZING THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE ADVISOR, AND CUTTING OF FUNDING FOR SCIENCE

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SLASHING FUNDING FOR SCIENTISTS IN RESEARCH INTO HEALTH

www.canada.com/story.html?id=68567994-1f34-4338-b878...

 

WE DENOUNCE 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR, CUTTING OFF FUNDING FOR SCIENCE AND CLOSING LABS WHOSE RESULTS THREATEN CORPORATE INTERESTS

 SEE  January 10 2013 VIDEO ON FIFTH ESTATE

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/research-cutbacks-by-government-alarm-scientists-1.2490081

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SCRAPPING THE MANDATORY LONG-FORM CENSUS DESPITE BEING TOLD BY STATISTICS CANADA OFFICIALS THAT IMPORTANT DATA WOULD LIKELY BE LOST OR IMPAIRED AS A RESULT. GOOD DATA IS ESSENTIAL FOR DEVELOPING GOOD POLICY

www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tories-scrap-mandatory-long-census-1.888048

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IMPEDING ACCESS TO INFORMATION, FOR DENYING AND DELAYING REQUESTS.  FOR SUPPRESSING RESEARCH, AND FOR INTIMIDATING LIBRARIANS AND ARCHIVISTS

http://news.nationalpost.com/tag/suzanne-legault/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REFRAMING CANADA AND CANADIAN HISTORY. AT THE 2013 CONGRESS, HISTORIANS AND POLITICAL SCIENTISTS EXPRESSED THEIR CONCERN ABOUT HOW THE HARPER GOVERNMENT WAS REFRAMING CANADA AS A MILITARISTIC NATION.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/05/03/harper-conservatives-canadian-history_n_3208625.html

 

 ALSO QUESTIONS WERE RAISED  ABOUT HOW THE CITIZENSHIP TEST WAS BEING REFRAMED AS WELL

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CUTTING FUNDING, FOR UNDERMINING AND FOR INTIMIDATING THE CBC

THE CBC REFUSED TO AUTHORIZE AND PLAY THIS AD 

The Man Behind the Desk

http://vimeo.com/69748338

 

B.

FOSTERING MILITARISM

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REMAKING CANADA INTO A WARRIOR NATION 

OVERVIEW OF BOOK Warrior Nation, Canada's New Brand

Tyee: http://thetyee.ca/Books/2012/08/11/Warrior-Nation/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASING INTEGRATION WITH THE UNITED STATES

 

CANADA, UNDER HARPER GOVERNMENTS, HAS INCREASINGLY CLOSE MILITARY INTEGRATION WITH US POLICY, AND ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT, CUTELY CALLED "SHIPRIDER PROGRAM"; THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE BORDER SECURITY BY ALLOWING THE RCMP AND THE U.S. COAST GUARD TO TEAM UP AND RIDE IN EACH OTHERS VESSELS DURING BORDER PATROLS. THE HARPER GOVERNMENT HAS AGREED TO AN ENHANCED ROLE FOR NORAD. HARPER IS TO GO ANYWHERE, ANY PLACE AND AT ANY TIME AT THE BEHEST OF THE US POLICY OF PREVENTIVE/PRE-EMPTIVE AGGRESSION.

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ibet-eipf/shiprider-eng.htm

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR USING THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT  DOCTRINE TO JUSTIFY THE INVASION OF LIBYA AND SUPPORTED THE MISSION CREE

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2013/11/25/Libyan-Hell-After-Civil-War/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BEING ONE OF THE FEW COUNTRIES THAT SUPPORTED OBAMA`S INITIAL PROPOSAL TO INVADE SYRIA

www.cbc.ca/.../harper-and-obama-want-firm-response-to-syria-attack-1....

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ABANDONING CANADA'S LONG STANDING ROLE OF A SANCTUARY FOR THOSE OPPOSED TO WAR AND FOR REJECTING US WAR RESISTERS

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR TRIPPLING  THE MILITARY BUDGET; IT HAS  INCREASED THREEFOLD SINCE 2000; THE CURRENT BUDGET IS 30 BILLION, NOT INCLUDING THE FAR REACHING EXPENSES OF CANADA FIRST PLAN

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about/canada-first-defence-strategy.

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ENGAGING IN MILITARY EXERCISES SUCH AS NATO”S EXERCISE TRIDENT FURY, AND NORTHCOM'S EXERCISE- AND FOR NOT OPPOSING THE INCREASED NORTHWEST TRAINING RANGE COMPLEX

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9129:exercise-trident-fury-2013-rogue-states-engaged-in-propaganda-for-war&catid=104:i-peace-news&Itemid=204

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING THE INFAMOUS CHILEAN TORTURE SHIP, THE ESMERALDA TO BERTH IN THE GREATER VICTORIA HARBOUR AND IN THE VANCOUVER HARBOUR. 

http://www.straight.com/news/bc-residents-oppose-visit-chilean-navy-ship-la-esmeralda-vancouver

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING THE CONTINUED BERTHING AND CIRCULATING OF NUCLEAR POWERED AND NUCLEAR ARMS CAPABLE VESSELS IN THE GREATER VICTORIA HARBOUR

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9790:uss-nimitz-warship-should-be-projibited-in-canadian-waters-and-harbours&catid=104:i-peace-news&Itemid=204

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CONTINUING TO HOST AND FOR EXPANDING CANSEC-THE INTERNATIONAL ARMS TRADE FAIR

 

“CANADA'S LARGEST WEAPONS BAZAAR.  THOUSANDS OF BUYERS, SELLERS, USERS AND PROMOTERS OF THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES FOR WAR AND REPRESSION WILL BE RUBBING SHOULDERS AT THIS HUGE, PRIVATE EVENT. CLOAKING THEMSELVES BEHIND A WALL OF DECEPTIVE EUPHEMISMS, LIKE "DEFENCE" AND "SECURITY," HUNDREDS OF HIGHLY-PROFITABLE CANADIAN CORPORATIONS WILL SHOWCASE THEIR DEADLY WARES”. (COALITION AGAINST THE ARMS TRADE)

http://pejnews.com/index.php?view=article&id=9190%3A-cansec-warfare-exhibit-in-ottawa-canada-has-become-an-international-war-

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ADVOCATING THAT AT THE END OF CANADIAN COMBAT OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD LOOK TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AS POTENTIAL BUYERS OF CANADIAN-MADE GUNS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT

 

 WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT SIGNING THE ARMS TRADE TREATY [EVEN THE US HAS SIGNED IT ALONG WITH 117 OTHER STATES; NINE STATES HAVE RATIFIED IT.] 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/harper-refuses-to-sign-landmark-arms-trade-treaty/article14539869/

http://motherboard.vice.com/en_ca/read/canada-is-exporting-halo-helmets-and-drones?utm_source=Outbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=MotherboardCanada

 

UPDATED DECEMBER 24 2014 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT BEING ONE OF THE STATES RATIFYING THE CONVENTION WHEN ITCAME INTO FORCE

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-not-yet-among-60-countries-signing-treaty-on-arms-trade-1.1305053

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING THE BUDGET OFFICER ASSESSMENT OF THE COST OF THE F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (JSF) AND FOR FAILING TO BE TRANSPARENT WITH THE OPPOSITION

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/budget-watchdog-accuses-tories-of-low-balling-f-35-cost/article4104618/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FUNDING, UNDER THE WESTERN DIVERSIFICATION PROGRAM, IN COLLABORATION  WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, A PROGRAM TO  CARRY OUT RESEARCH AND PRODUCE  DRONES WITH SYSTEMS THAT ARE CONFIGURABLE WITH MILITARY USES (DOCUMENT RECEIVED THROUGH ACCESS TO INFORMATION)

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REVERSING, IN 2007, CANADA’S LONGSTANDING SUPPORT FOR A NUCLEAR ARMS FREE MIDDLE EAST. AND FOR REFUSING YET AGAIN, AT THE 2013 HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, TO SUPPORT NUCLEAR ARMS FREE MIDDLE EAST. (FROM CANADIAN GOVERNMENT STATEMENTS  AT THE NPT CONFERENCES AND FROM HIGH LEVEL MEETING AT UN IN NEW YORK)

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DISMISSING THE ISRAELI ATTACK ON LEBANON AS A BEING “A MEASURED' RESPONSE." IN ADDITION, CANADA WAS ONE A FEW COUNTRIES THAT DID NOT CONDEMN THE DEADLY ISRAELI ATTACK IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS, ON THE HUMANITARIAN FLOTILLA.

http://www.socialist.ca/node/1442

http://rabble.ca/news/2010/06/israel-can-do-no-wrong-harpers-policy

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SUPPORTING THE MURDEROUS ATTACK BY ISRAEL ON GAZA IN GAZA IN 2008-9, AN ATTACK WHICH KILLED OVER 1400 PALESTINIANS, MOSTLY CIVILIANS, AND WHICH WAS DENOUNCED IN THE GOLDSTONE REPORT TO THE UN AS VIOLATIONS AGAINST INTERNATIONAL LAW

http://www.crescent-online.net/2014/05/jewish-group-accuses-harper-government-of-hypocrisy-in-treatment-of-irfan-canada-ijv-canada-4444-articles.html

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO CONDEMN THE ILLEGAL BLOCKADE, OF GAZA BY ISRAEL, WHICH IS A VIOLATION ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AGAINST COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT.

http://rabble.ca/news/2010/06/israel-can-do-no-wrong-harpers-policy

 

C

.ENTERING INTO SPURIOUS TRADE AGREEMENTS SUCH AS FIPPA WITH CHINA AND CETA WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION

 

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASING GLOBALIZATION, DEREGULATION AND PRIVATIZATION THROUGH ITS SUPPORT FOR TRADE AGREEMENTS, SUCH AS THE WTO/FTAA/NAFTA, SPP, CETA, FIPA TTIPS;  AS WELL AS BYLATERAL AGREEMENTS

 

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9737:-ceta-should-be-declared-null-and-void-for-violating-international-norms-pdf-print-e-mail-justice-news-posted-by-joan-russow-friday-18-october-2013-0706-ceta-should-be-declared-null-and-void-for-violating-international-norms-joan-russow-global-complianc&catid=74:ijustice-news&Itemid=216

 

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9916:fippa-should-be-declared-null-and-void-for-violating-international-peremptory-norms-pdf-print-e-mail-justice-news&catid=74:ijustice-news&Itemid=216

 

WE DENOUNCE 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING NAFTA OBLIGATIONS BY ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/canada-accused-of-ignoring-nafta-obligations-by-environmental-law-association/article13778435/#dashboard/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT

FOR BLOCKING NAFTA INVESTIGATION INTO BRITISH COLUMBIA FISH FARM IMPACTS ON WILD SALMON DECISION THREATENS SALMON RUNS ALONG ENTIRE PACIFIC COAST

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.ca/2014/12/canada-blocks-nafta-investigation-into.html

 

D.

DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT

 

PRINCIPLE

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MISCONTRUING THE 

INTERNATIONAL PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IS THE FOLLOWING;

WHERETHERE IS A THREAT OF IRREVERSIBLE HARM OR A THREAT OF LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY OR A THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH, THE LACK OF FULL SCIENTIFIC CERTAINTY OF HARM SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A REASON TO POSTPONE MEASURES TO PREVENT THE THREAT.

 

 IN CANADA THE WORDING IS 

“THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE” RECOGNIZES THAT THE ABSENCE OF FULL SCIENTIFIC CERTAINTY” OF SAFETY SHALL NOT BE USED AS A REASON FOR POSTPONING DECISIONS   

 

IN CANADA, THIS VERSION HAS RESULTED IN THE QUESTIONABLE APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS AND THE IGNORING OF YEARS OF INDEPENDENT RESEARCH INDICATING HARM. (FROM PETITION SUBMITTED TO THE COMMISSIONER OF THE ENVIRONMENT, AUGUST 2013)  

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9536:enbridge-pipeline-the-panel-ignored-the-precautionary-principle-and-the-government-has-misconstrued-the-principle&catid=89:bc-earth-news&Itemid=213

 

INTERNAIONAL PARIAH

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR UNDERMING THE RESOLVE IN THE RIO+20 CONFERENCE TO ELIMINATE SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUELS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9814:rio20-canada-the-deleter-of-key-principles-and-commitments&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR WITHDRAWING FROM THE CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada-quietly-pulls-out-of-un-anti-droughts-convention-1.1388320 

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FORWITHDRAWING FROM THE KYOTO PROOCOL

http://o.canada.com/news/its-official-harper-government-withdraws-from-kyoto-climate-agreement

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CONTINUALLY RECEIVING THE  FOSSIL AWARD AND EVEN THE COLLOSAL FOSSIL AWARD FOR OBSTRUCTING

THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES AT  THE UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7527&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MAKING  7 RESERVATIONS AT 2013 CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/canada-opts-not-to-block-international-trade-in-76-endangered-species-1.2867437

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING NAFTA’S ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/canada-accused-of-ignoring-nafta-obligations-by-environmental-law-association/article13778435/#dashboard/

 

GENERAL 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ARRANGING THAT 

AFTER FEDERAL CHANGES TO WATERWAYS RULES, 90 PER CENT OF PROTECTED LAKES LAP ON CONSERVATIVE SHORES

 HTTP://www.ottawacitizen.com/touch/story.html?id=7466027

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BLOCKING THE PLACING OF ASBESTOS ON THE ROTTERDAM LIST OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES LIST.

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT BANNING THE NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES WHICH HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO HARM BEES, AND BIRDS

http://www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/policy/toxins/Neonic_FINAL.pdf

 

WE DENOUNCE 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT BANNING MOTORIZED SEAWEED HARVESTING AND INSTITUTING A MORATORIUM ON NON-MORTORIZED HARVESTING

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9500:-open-letter-mechanizedindustrialized-seaweed-harvesting-must-be-banned&catid=89:bc-earth-news&Itemid=213

 

MINING

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR TURNING LAKES INTO MINE DUMP SITES

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/lakes-across-canada-face-being-turned-into-mine-dump-sites-1.733972

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT, AND THE CONSERVATIVE DOMINATED SENATE, FOR OPPOSING A MINING BILL C300 WHICH  WOULD REQUIRE CANADIAN MINING COMPANIES TO ABIDE BY STANDARDS WHEN THEY OPERATE OUTSIDE OF CANADA.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/may/14/canadian-mining-serious-environmental-harm-iachr

 

FACTS AND SCIENCE  KNOWLEDGE

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE SYSTEMIC ATTACK ON FACTS AND REASON

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/djclimenhaga/2013/04/former-tory-strategist-allan-gregg-rips-harper-cons-systematic-a|

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WAR ON SCIENCE

http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2013/05/20/the-canadian-war-on-science-a-long-unexaggerated-devastating-chronological-indictment/

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR AMMENDING THE LIST OF INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS REQUIRING ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL  AND HARM

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING  QUEBEC’S PROFESSORS REQUEST FOR AN INQUIRY INTO  TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FROM CAUSING IRREVERSIBLE MÉTIS SUIT CLAIMS B.C. DAMS CAUSE 'IRREVERSIBLE' HARM

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9712:metis-suit-claims-bc-dams-cause-irreversible-harm&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212’

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ERODING CANADA’S PARKLAND  BY CAUSING THE LOSS OF THE LAST SANCTUARIES

http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/technology/quirks-quarks-blog/2014/04/loss-of-the-last-sanctuaries.html

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ALLOWING THE OIL INDUSTRY TO CREATE-“LAKE-DISTRICT”FROM OPEN-PITMINES AND TOXIC TARS AND WASTE

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8495:oil-industry-looks-to-create-qlake-districtq-from-open-pit-mines-and-toxic-tar-sands-waste&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BAILING OUT GM: MAXIMIZING MANUFACTURING FOOTPRINT ECLIPSES ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7717&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BAILING OUT GM: MAXIMIZING MANUFACTURING FOOTPRINT ECLIPSES ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7717&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PULLING OUT OF THE CONVENTION TO PREVENT DESERTIFICATION

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9042:canada-pulls-out-of-un-convention-to-fight-droughts&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BEING AN OCEAN VILLAIN SPOILS WORLD 2007 OCEANS DAY

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6795&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT ENSURING THAT ALBERTA’S NEW ENERGY REGULATOR INVESTIGATES THE LARGE PETROCHEMICAL SHEEN , DISCOVERED BY THE FIRST NATIONS, ON ATHABASCA RIVER 

 

PIPELINES

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR APPROVING THE ENBRIDGE PIPELINE. THE HARPER GOVERNMENT ACCEPTED THE FLAWED DECISION OF THE ENBRIDGE PANEL WHICH IGNORED NOT ONLY THE DEEP CONCERNS, SUBMITTED TO THE PANEL, BY THE CITIZENS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BUT ALSO INTERNATIONAL NORMS WHICH WOULD BE VIOLATED

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9797:the-cabinet-decisions-mimiked-the-flawed-decision-by-the-joint-review-panel-if-one-reviews-the-initial-submissions-to-the-panel-in-august-2010-one-can-clearly-see-that-the-issues-raised-by-the-submissions-were-completely-ignored-&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT OBJECTING TO THE FACT THA T  75ALBERTA ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORS TO BE PAID BY ENERGY INDUSTRY

http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/energy-resources/More+than+Alberta+environmental+regulators/9318036/story.html?__lsa=8ab2-3304

 

 WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SETTING UP A FLAWED NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD HEARING INTO THE EXPANSION OF KINDER MORGAN

 

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9957:constitutionality-of-kinder-morgan-trans-mountain-review-process-in-question-open-letter&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REFUSING TO ALLOW SUBMISSIONS, DEALING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, TO BE PUT BEFORE THE NEB HEARING ON THE EXPANSION OF KINDER MORGAN.

 

 WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING THE CONCERNS EXPRESSED, BY FIRST NATIONS ABOUT THE EXPANSION OF KINDER MORGAN 

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9963:tsawout-neb-hearing-list-of-impactspotential-project-impacts-from-increased-marine-shipping-accidents-and-malfunctions&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DISREGARDING THE   CONCERN ABOUT ENERGY EAST PIPELINE

http://environmentaldefense.ca/articles/statement-environmental-defence%E2%80%99s-adam-scott-transcanada%E2%80%99s-risky-energy-east-pipeline-proposal

 

SPILLS

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT GIVING ANSWERS ON COLD LAKE SPILL

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/emmapullman/2013/07/canadians-need-answers-on-cold-lake-oil-spill

 

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT GIVING ANSWERS ON COLD LAKE SPILL

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/emmapullman/2013/07/canadians-need-answers-on-cold-lake-oil-spill

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INADEQUATE MONITORING CAUSED TWO OIL SPILLS

http://o.canada.com/2013/01/21/inadequate-monitoring-caused-two-oil-spills-federal-records-show/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR COVERING UP, UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION, A SERIOUS SPILL IN THE TARSANDS WHICH OCCURRED PRIOR TO THE 2011 ELECTION

http://www.victoriacouncilofcanadians.ca/climate-justice/huge-oil-spill-in-alberta-cover-up-by-regulators 

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE SPILLING OIL INTO ALBERTA’S COLD LAKE

http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/oil-has-been-spilling-into-albertas-cold-lake-for-almost-nine-months-and-no-one-knows-why

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INADEQUATE MONITORING CAUSED TWO OIL SPILLS

http://o.canada.com/2013/01/21/inadequate-monitoring-caused-two-oil-spills-federal-records-show/

 

OlL SANDS/TAR SANDS

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ALLOWING THE OIL INDUSTRY TO CREATE-“LAKE-DISTRICT”FROM OPEN-PIT MINES AND TOXIC TARS AND WASTE

http://www.desmogblog.com/2012/10/04/oil-industry-looks-create-lake-district-open-pit-mines-and-toxic-tar-sands-waste

 

WE DENOUNCE 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING GOVERNMENT-FUNDED-STUDY ABOUT TOXIC HYDROCARBONSFROM OILSANDS POLLUTE LAKES-

  http://www.timescolonist.com/news/weather/government-funded-study-concludes-toxic-hydrocarbons-from-oilsands-pollute-lakes-1.41572

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING THE POTENTIALLY DAMAGING OILSANDS EXPANSION

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/potentially-damaging-jackpine-oilsands-mine-expansion-ok-d-by-ottawa-1.2454849

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR  ALLOWING THE JACKPINE MINE TO AFFECTED ANIMALS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8572:photos-animals-affected-by-jackpine-mine-expansion&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVEERNMENT FOR CAUSING A LARGE PETROCHEMICAL SHEEN ON THE ATHABASCA RIVER

http://acfnchallenge.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/first-nation-discovers-large-petrochemical-sheen-on-athabasca-river-albertas-new-energy-regulator-missing-in-action/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR WITHHOLDING DETAILS OF GOVERNMENT ADS FOR BIG OIL 

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9344:stephen-harper-withholds-details-of-government-ads-for-big-oil-minister-wants-to-spend-up-to-165-million-on-advertising&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DOUBLING ADVERTISING SPENT ON TAR SANDS

Stephen Harper's administration has increased spend from $9m to $16.5m in the last year

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9162:canadian-government-doubles-advertising-spend-on-tar-sands&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SPENDINGFROM $9M TO $16.5M IN THE LAST YEAR ON ADVERTISINGFOR THE OIL SAND

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9162:canadian-government-doubles-advertising-spend-on-tar-sands&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT "GREEN" TORIES PLAN QUINTUPLING TAR SANDS PRODUCTION

www.canadians.org

 

MARINE CREATURES

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FROM REMOVING NORTH PACIFIC HUMPBACK WHALES FROM LIST OF ‘THREATENED’ SPECIES

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9714:ottawa-removing-north-pacific-humpback-whales-from-list-of-threatened-species&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CONDUCTING A FLAWED WHALE- DEATH INVESTIGATION

http://www.timescolonist.com/whale-death-investigation-flawed-experts-say-1.886935

 

ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT PREVENTING THE

CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY  APPROVAL OF  ONE VARIETY OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ALFALFA:

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9208:canadian-food-inspection-agency-has-recently-approved-one-variety-of-genetically-engineered-alfalfa&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR APPROVING THE PRODUCTION OF TRANSGENIC SALMON EGGS IN PEI

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9548:transgenic-salmon-is-fraught-with-uncertainties-and-irreversible-harmful-consequences&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR UNDERMINING THE CANADIAN ECONOMY BY CAUSING CANADA TO BECOME A FOSSIL FUEL STATE 

http://commonsensecanadian.ca/petro-state-economy-costs-canada-far-jobs-creates/

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR TOLERATING CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS, FOR FUNDING THE “FRIENDS OF SCIENCE” AND FOR SACRIFICING HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN CANADA FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE TARSANDS PIPELINES AND TANKERS.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Friends_of_Science

 

 WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT'S NATURAL RESOURCE MINISTER 

WHO SAID THAT HIS DEPARTMENT WANTED TO SPEND UP TO $16.5 MILLION ON ADVERTISING IN THE UPCOMING YEAR, "THIS IS A CRITICAL MOMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, AND THEREFORE WE HAVE ALLOCATED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR ADVERTISING,' OLIVER TOLD A SPECIAL COMMITTEE STUDYING SPENDING ESTIMATES IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS" 

http://tarsandssolutions.org/in-the-media/stephen-harpers-government-withholds-details-of-16-million-pr-campaign-for

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR DOOUBLING ADVERTISING SPENT ON TAR SANDS

Stephen Harper's administration has increased spend from $9m to $16.5m in the last year

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9162:canadian-government-doubles-advertising-spend-on-tar-sands&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR COVERING UP, UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION, A SERIOUS SPILL IN THE TARSANDS WHICH OCCURRED PRIOR TO THE 2011 ELECTION

http://www.victoriacouncilofcanadians.ca/climate-justice/huge-oil-spill-in-alberta-cover-up-by-regulators

/

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CALLING THOSE WHO SEEK TO PREVENT THE SENDING OF FOSSIL FUELS ACROSS BC AS "EXTREMISTS".

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20120301/northern-gateway-pipeline-canada-harper-tar-oil-sands-forestethics-first-nations-charities-nonprofits-keystone-xl

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MAKING, IN 2009 AT COP15, A LOW COMMITMENT  FOR REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS  (17 PER CENT FROM 2005 LEVELS BY 2020; WHEREAS THE EU HAD AGREED TO 20% FROM THE 1990 LEVEL)

AND THE HARPER GOVERNMENT  FOR NOT ESTABILISHING A CREDIBLE PLAN FOR  REACHING EVEN THIS MODEST COP 15 COMMITMENT BY 2020

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/emissions-will-soar-after-2020-without-oil-sands-regulation-federal-report-says/article16250220/

 

FRACKING 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 HARPER GOVERNMENT, FOR FAILING TO INSTITUTE A CANADA-WIDE BAN ON FRACKING TO PREVENT THE NAFTA SUIT AGAINST QUEBEC`S BAN ON FRACKING

http://www.canadians.org/media/lone-pine-resources-files-outrageous-nafta-lawsuit-against-fracking-ban

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG WORRY ABOUT RISE OF FRACKING

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8908:environmental-watchdog-worried-about-rise-of-fracking&catid=87:c-earth-news&Itemid=212

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT ADDRESSING THE LEAKED

FRACKING FLUID CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER NEAR GRANDE PRAIRIE

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PASSING OMNIBUS BILL C-38

 

C-38

WHICH CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING;

(i) CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTALASSESSMENT ACT DITCHED.

(ii) (CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY SERIOUSLY WEAKENED. 

(iii) CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT UNDERCUT. 

(iv) KYOTO PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTATION ACT KILLED. 

(v) (FISHERIES ACT SERIOUSLY WEAKENED. 

(vi) NAVIGABLEWATERS PROTECTION ACT HAMPERED.

(vii) ENERGY BOARD ACT NEUTERED. 

(viii) SPECIES AT RISK ACT HAMSTRUNG.

(ix) PARKS CANADA AGENCY ACT TRIMMED, STAFF CUT. 

(x) CANADIAN OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS ACT MADE MORE INDUSTRY FRIENDLY.

(xi) COASTING TRADE ACT MADE MORE OFFSHORE DRILLING FRIENDLY. 

(xii) (NUCLEAR SAFETY CONTROL ACT UNDERMINED. 

(xiii) CANADA SEEDS ACT INSPECTIONS PRIVATIZED.  

(xiv) AGRICULTURE AFFECTED.

(xv) NATIONAL ROUND TABLE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ECONOMY KILLED. 

(xvi) MORE ATTACKS ON ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS FUNDED. (vii) WATER PROGRAMS CUT.  

(xvii) WASTEWATER SURVEY CUT. )

(xviii) MONITORING EFFLUENT CUT.  

Outline above fromThe Tyee 

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2012/05/10/Bill-C38/

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT, FOR OBSTRUCTING THE BIODIVERSITY PROTOCOL, INDIGENOUS GROUPS ALLEGE CANADIAN OBSTRUCTIONISM ON THE BIODIVERSITY  PROTOCOL

http://www.ip-watch.org/2010/10/21/indigenous-groups-allege-canadian-obstructionism-to-biodiversity-abs-protocol/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASING PRODUCTION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9807:republication-of-professor-seralinis-study-time-to-be-responsible&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

 

WE DENOUNCE

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO INVOKE THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE AND INSTITUTE  A BAN ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9773:presentation-at-the-victoria-2014-march-against-monsanto&catid=80:i-pej-events&Itemid=228

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO INVOKE THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE TO PREVENT THE IMPACT OF GE ON THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES.

http://www.startribune.com/local/143017765.html

.

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING, A STRAIN OF MONSANTO ALFALFA GE SEED TO BE APPROVED AND FOR COMPROMISING FOOD SECURITY

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE “DOWNLISTING” OF PACIFIC HUMPBACK WHALES FROM “THREATENED” TO “SPECIAL CONCERN” 

http://news.wildlife.org/featured/controversy-over-canadas-decision-to-downlist-humpback-whales/

 

WE DENOUNCE

HARPER FOR CONSIDERING DIFFERENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH CARE WHICH COULD RESULT IN INCREASE PRIVATIZATION AND END TO MEDICARE

IN THE 2011 LEADERS DEBATE HARPER SAID; “GOVERNMENTS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY HAVE EXPERIMENTED WITH ALTERNATIVE SERVICE DELIVERY….WE’RE NOT GOING TO WAVE THE FINGER AT PROVINCES BECAUSE THEY EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT 

DELIVERY.”

http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2014/03/12/medicare-is-on-the-road-to-oblivion/#.U7Bsk5RdVuA

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR ABDICATING RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THE CANADA HEALTH CARE ACT.

http://healthcoalition.ca/harper-plan-would-kill-medicare/

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IGNORING THE PLEAS OF THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES  FOR CANCELING THE DEBT, AND THE PLEAS OF  DEVELOPING NATIONS FOR CLIMATE  JUSTICE AND  FOR COMPENSATION FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THEIR ATMOSPHERIC SPACE (STATEMENT BY CANADA AT THE NEW YORK,10-14 JANUARY 2011 CONFERENCE ON THE LEAST  DEVELOPED COUNTRIES , AT THE UN, IN NEW YORK. 

 

E.

CONTRIBUTING TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS NEGLIGENCE

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT  FOR HAVING APPROVED HAVING ONLY ONE ENGINEER ON TRAINS;  THIS COULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ILL-FATED TRAIN DISASTER IN  LAC MEGANTIC

 

F. 

VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR VIOLATING THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE IN AFGHANISTAN THROUGH TRANSFERRING THE AFHAN DETAINEES

 

EVEN THOUGH A CANADIAN AMBASSADOR ADVISED THE GOVERNMENT ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE PRISONERS TRANSFERRED BY CANADA TO AN AFGHAN PRISON WERE BEING TORTURED, THE HARPER MINORITY GOVERNMENT IGNORED THE WARNING. THE HARPER MINORITY GOVERNMENT DENIED THAT THEY HAD BEEN INFORMED AND DISCREDITED HIM, AND NOW IN JUNE, THE DOCUMENTS INDICATE THAT HARPER HAD BEEN INFORMED

 

http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/40436-cia-torture-revelations.html

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR EXTENDING THE ANTI-TERRORIST ACT AND FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE INTERNATIONALCOVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/conservatives-pass-anti-terror-bill-decried-by-civil-rights-advocates/article11535988/

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE PUTTING UNDER SUREILLANCE CITIZENS ENGAGED IN LAWFUL ADVOCACY; THIS PRACTICE VIOLATES SECTION 1 OF THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS- THAT AFFIRMS THAT THERE MUST BE NO DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF POLITICAL OR OTHER OPINION

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PERMITTING EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE AGAINST DEMONSTRATORS.  AT THE G8 – 20

 

http://www.cpcml.ca/Tmld2010/D40154.htm

 

LABOUR

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT’ FOR VIOLATING LABOUR RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY FOR CHALLENGING THE RIGHT TO STRIKE

 

http://www.cupw.ca/index.cfm/ci_id/13985/la_id/1

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CHANGING THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY RULES.  THESE CHANGES WILL INCREASE THE PRECARIOUSNESS OF JOBS AND JEOPARDIZE THE BARGAINING POWER OF WORKERS IN CANADA.

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CURTAILING THROUGH OMNIBUS BILL C4 RIGHT TO STRIKE BY CIVIL SERVANTS 

 

INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE DENYING OF RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. ARTICLE 19 OF THE UN DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WHICH REQUIRES FAIR PRIOR INFORMED CONSENT; HARPER HAS STATED CONSENT DOES NOT REALLY MEAN CONSENT IT MEANS CONSULTATION.  HE ALSO HAS DECLARED THAT THE UNDRIP IS ONLY ASPIRATIONAL.[HE RECENT DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT  WILL NOT PERMIT THIS:

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9813:tsilhqotin-first-nation-granted-bc-title-claim-in-supreme-court-ruling&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

http://intercontinentalcry.org/harper-launches-major-first-nations-termination-plan-as-negotiating-tables-legitimize-canadas-colonialism/ 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

A FEDERAL TRIBUNAL WHICH HAS REBUKED THE GOVERNMENT FOR HIDING DOCUMENTS IN A CHALLENGE OVER FUNDING FOR FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN.

THE CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL SAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT KNEW ABOUT 50,000 DOCUMENTS "PREJUDICIAL TO ITS CASE AND HIGHLY RELEVANT" IN 2012, BUT DIDN'T DISCLOSE THEM UNTIL THEY WERE REVEALED THIS YEAR IN A REQUEST UNDER FEDERAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION LAWS. (CBC)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ottawa-rebuked-for-holding-back-first-nations-documents-1.1362202

 

WORKERS RIGHTS

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO RATIFY THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE ABUSES AND EXPLOITATION OCCURRING IN THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM,

http://www.amnesty.org/fr/library/asset/AMR20/008/2012/en/5a3659f9-9cfe-4597-abfa-4047d5653c69/amr200082012en.pdf

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE COMMITMENT TO ENSURE THAT EMPLOYERS, WITH CRIMINAL RECORD, COULD NOT BE INVOLVED WITH THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORK PROGRAM

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR MOVING CANADA AWAY FROM A COUNTRY OF MULTIFAITH, AND NO FAITH TOWARDS A FORM OF CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISM WITH LINKS TO ISRAEL

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2012/03/26/Harper-Evangelical-Mission/

 

CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT'S  BILL C10‘ TOUGH ON CRIME BILL WHICH HAS CAUSED VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE CRIME LEGISLATION TO BE DIRECTED TOWARDS INCREASING PUNISHMENT BY WAY OF MORE PRISON TERMS FOR MORE PEOPLE AND FOR LONGER. VIRTUALLY NOTHING IN ANY OF THE LEGISLATION DOES ANYTHING TO PREVENT CRIME

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/what-worries-critics-about-omnibus-crime-bill-1.1244907

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENTS FAILURE TO CONDEMN ISRAEL FOR THE TREATMENT OF THE PALESTINIANS

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR PULLING FUNDING FROM GROUPS WHICH WERE CRITICAL OF ISRAEL

 http://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/ngos-and-empire

 

 WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR REFUSING TO FUND ANYTHING TO DO WITH FAMILY PLANNING AND ABORTION

 

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/gerry-caplan/2014/06/harpers-plan-maternal-health-not-nearly-good-enough

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENTFOR BENDING THE  RULES PARLIAMENT HILL

FOR ANTI ABORTION PROTEST

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/anti-abortion-protest-bent-rules-on-parliament-hill-1.2870209

 

REFUGEE RIGHTS

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR VIOLATING SECTION 1 OF THE 1951 REFUGEE ACT BY MAKING A DISTINCTION BETWEEN  WHAT IT DEEMS TO BE ‘SAFE” AND “UNSAFE” COUNTRIES; “THERE SHOULD BE NO DISCRIMINATION ON GROUNDS OF COUNTRY OF ORIGIN ARTICLE1, REFUGEE ACT)

 

http://www.pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9523:a-potential-consequence-of-harper-governments-distinction-between-refugees-from-safe-and-unsafe-states&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT PRIORITIZING RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN SYRIA REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT; “THERE SHOULD BE NO DISCRIMINATION ON GROUNDS OF COUNTRY OF RELIGION”  ARTICLE 1, REFUGEE ACT)

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-considers-prioritizing-religious-minorities-in-syria-refugee-resettlement-1.2870916

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR IMPRISONING OF REFUGEES ARRIVING BY SHIP AND FOR CUTTING OFF HEALTH CARE FUNDING FOR REFUGEES, COMING FROM COUNTRIES, WHICH THE HARPER GOVERNMENT DEEMS TO BE SAFE  TO CANADA.

http://healthcoalition.ca/main/issues/conservative-attack-on-refugee-health-care/

 

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR  FAILINGTO FOR  FAILING TO FULFILL MILLENNIAL GOALS 

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CAUSING, THE GAP BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE POOR TO INCREASE. IN CANADA 

THE MEDIAN INCOME OF THE TOP 1%IS 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN THE REMAINING 99% OF TAX FILERS (STATISTICS CANADA). 

www.canadiansocialresearch.net/inequality.htm

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT,FOR CAUSING CANADATO FALL 

FURTHER BEHIND ON MDG#1 IN RELATION TO ALL SECTORS OF POPULATION LIVING IN POVERTY WELL OVER THE European Union and OECD (ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT) AVERAGES, PARTICULARLY IN RELATION TO ABORIGINAL PERSONS (36% POVERTY RATE) SINGLE MOTHERS (21.5%POVERTY RATE), AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (26.4%). 

www.makepovertyhistory.ca

 

WE DENOUNCE

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CANADA BEING RANKED AS 20TH OUT OF 31 OECD COUNTRIES FOR MOVING WOMEN OUT OF POVERTYIN MEASURING POVERTY

http://www.canadianwomen.org/sites/canadianwomen.org/files/PDF-FactSheet-EndPoverty-Jan2013.pdf

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CAUSING CANADA TO BE 12 OUT OF 30 IN THE ASSESSMENT, BY UNICEF, IN CHILD WELL BEING IN RICH COUNTRIES

http://www.unicef.org/media/files/ChildPovertyReport.pdf

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR`THE FISCAL CRISIS BEING CAUSED BY DEREGULATION OF FINANCIAL MARKETS WHICH HAS ACCELERATED THIS INEQUALITY. 

https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/monitor/global-economic-crisis-and-its-canadian-dimension

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR CAUSING A DETERIORATION IN CANADA OF FOOD SECURITY, AND FOR DISPENSIN WITH THE RQPPATEUR’S REPORT ON FOOD SECURITY

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/un-official-sparks-debate-over-canadian-food-security-1.1130281

 

G.

ENTRENCHING CORPORATISM

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT ADDRESSING   THE FACT THAT

CANADA NOW DOMINATES WORLD BANK CORRUPTION LIST, THANKS TO SNC-LAVALIN

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR BAILING OUT THE BANKS AND LOWERING CORPORATE TAXES YET CUTTING BACK ON FEDERAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

 THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR THE INCREASING SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

http://www.fin.gc.ca/n12/12-108-eng.asp

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASING GLOBALIZATION, DEREGULATION AND PRIVATIZATION THROUGH ITS SUPPORT FOR TRADE AGREEMENTS, SUCH AS THE WTO/FTAA/NAFTA, SPP, CETA, FIPA TTIPS;  AS WELL AS BYLATERAL AGREEMENTS.  ALL THESE TRADE AGREEMENTS SHOULD BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID FOR VIOLATING INTERNTIONAL PEREMPTORY NORMS

 

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9737:-ceta-should-be-declared-null-and-void-for-violating-international-norms-pdf-print-e-mail-justice-news-posted-by-joan-russow-friday-18-october-2013-0706-ceta-should-be-declared-null-and-void-for-violating-international-norms-joan-russow-global-complianc&catid=74:ijustice-news&Itemid=216

 

 http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9792:the-ttip-will-enshrine-corporate-rights-erode-democracy-and-defy-international-peremptory-norms&catid=74:ijustice-news&Itemid=216

 

WE DENOUNCE

 

THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR UNDERMINING OF POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

CANADA HAS REDUCED FUNDS FOR UNIVERSITIES, CAUSING UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCHERS TO GROVEL FOR CORPORATE FUNDING, SUCH AS FROM MINING CORPORATIONS SUCH GOLDCORP. WITH TERRIBLE HUMAN RIGHTS RECORDS, AND FROM DEFENCE FUNDING.

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/blog/federal-programs-and-research-facilities-that-have-been-shut-down-or-had-th

 

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