Latest Goodale Report puts it all very clearly...
HARPER REGIME FAILS FOR LACK OF TRUST
Stephen Harper has decided he wants an election, so he’s sabotaging the current minority Parliament.
Part of his strategy is a belligerent budget that runs rough-shod over the needs of average middle-class families.
The Conservatives are using up every bit of Canada’s financial capacity on three big, risky, expensive projects:
· buying stealth warplanes without even the semblance of decent competition ($30 billion);
· building US-style mega jails ($10 billion); and
· extra corporate tax cuts for the six big banks and other large businesses that have already had their taxes cut by 35% ($6 billion/year).
The net result is nothing left for families – for education, healthcare, pensions, child care or family caregivers.
The Harper regime is spending 1,000-times more to buy warplanes than they’re investing in helping students get to university or technical school.
They’re spending 1,000-times more on jails than on youth crime prevention.
The Harper regime wasted more on one-day of G-20 extravagance in Toronto last summer than they’ll spend in a whole year to help low-income senior citizens.
This is just not good enough. Even more pathetic is the Harper regime’s appalling lack of ethics.
They’re under two RCMP investigations – one for influence peddling and the other for tampering with access-to-information laws. They’re subject to two contempt citations – for concealing essential financial data, doctoring documents and failing to tell the truth. And four senior Conservative operatives are in court on charges of violating Canadian election laws – like you’d find in some banana republic.
The Harper regime has no interest in the needs of ordinary middle-class families, and no respect for the rules that should govern a decently functioning democracy.
The key issue is trust. And the hard truth is Canadians cannot trust Stephen Harper!