Memorial March for the Victims of Harperism

End the carnage in October!

The Sources

Many people have been concerned with the effects of Stephen Harper's government and some of them have made lists of what we have lost. Here's a few:

The Toronto Star seems to be relentless in its pursuit of The Stephen. Here's Carol Goar on the topic of  How Stephen Harper changed the character of Canada

Report Your Neighbor- A satirical list of un-Canadian actions by the Cons

Fred Stenson has writen Why Not Tory, a page and a half condensation of all that has been wrong with the Harper gov, in Alberta Views

The National Observer, as part of its Assessing Stephen Harper story, has published parts 1 & 2 of  Is Harper the worst prime minister in history?, a long form assessment of his reign through early 2015.

 The Harper Decade - Since May, 2015, this site has relentlessly published probes into every aspect of Canadian culture and governance affected by the Harper administration. Available as text, audio & email. Not strickly a list but WOW!

Maude Barlow for The Council of Canadians published "Broken Covenant: How Stephen Harper Set out to Silence Dissent and Curtail Democratic Participation" in May 2015, outlining "the damage done to all aspects of Canada’s democracy under Harper’s watch."

Voices - Voix, defending advocacy and dissent in Canada published "Dismantling Democracy: Stifling debate and dissent in Canada", "more than 110 case studies that ‘connect the dots,’ showing a pattern of actions by the federal government to silence critics, stifle debate, diminish knowledge, and dodge accountability."

John Dupuis' The Canadian War on Science: A long, unexaggerated, devastating chronological indictment through October 2014.

The Tyee's Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled.

Margaret Atwood: The geezer vote (Don't worry, there's a list in there, just not in point form)

Lawrence Martin in The Tyee: The Tories' Dirty Tricks Catalogue

The Harper Government killed funding for... - NDP image

Nick Fillmore's A Different Point of View.... - strong anti-neoliberalism; occasional posts - one during the election so far

Harper Watch
On HarperWatch, Nick Fillmore did a very interesting Characteristics of Fascism, matching news opinion of Harper to a former US businessman's list of the characteristics.

And then, there is an endless stream of news and opinion detailing the Conservative mindset and tactics. A few are:

The latest outrage for me was learning that the PMO shut down refugee processing, took the files into the PMO, sorted them to get the best photo ops for The Stephen, rewrote the rules and then allowed the program to go on.

See: Prime Minister’s Office ordered halt to refugee processing

and: PMO's Syrian refugee audit about more than security



Vanishing Canada: Why we’re all losers in Ottawa’s war on data - Macleans



Working for evidence-based decision making - Evidence for Democracy (E4D)



Lost 2012  - John Baird announces plans to close Rights and Democracy group



Stephen Harper intimidates charities into silence: Goar - Tue Jul 15 2014



A Rogue Government - Retroactive change of law prompts OPP to drop probe of RCMP gun data destruction



Experimental Farm was put in danger by John Baird's decision to give The Civic Hospital 60 acres of the Farm-
- Original announcement -
- Endangered heritage list -



Harpers first major advisor when he came to power was Bruce Carson. Here he is featured in Canada's Biggest Political Scandal You Never Heard Of



Senator Colin Kenny wrote Harper's Secret Budget Cuts Undermine Canada's Democracy.



Stephen Marche in The New York Times: The Closing of the Canadian Mind



Adam Dodek in The Globe & Mail: How the PMO ‘in-house lawyer’ sidelines the Attorney-General

"The office of the Attorney-General of Canada has a long and proud history that predates Confederation. It is sad to see that it has become so marginalized."



Tim Harper in The Star (Nov 2014): Stephen Lewis roars once more in takedown of Stephen Harper government

“Somewhere in my soul,” Lewis says, “I cherish the possibility of a return to a vibrant democracy, where equality is the watchword, where people of different ideological conviction have respect for each other, where policy is debated rather than demeaned, where the great issues of the day are given thoughtful consideration, where Canada’s place on the world stage is seen as principled and laudatory, where human rights for all is the emblem of a decent civilized society.”



Linda McQuade in iPolitics: How Harper killed medicare — and got away with it



Lisa Kerr and Anthony N. Doob in The Ottawa Citizen: How the Conservatives have changed crime policy



Martin Lukacs in The Guardian has been keeping up a relentless pressure on the Cons, mostly concerning the environment, under the banner True North:

Harper's Canada has more than one refugee death on its hands

Revealed: Canadian government spent millions on secret tar sands advocacy

"The Conservative government has also targeted environmental and Indigenous organizations with arbitrary audits, muzzled government scientists, slashed funding to its Environment department and reduced its capacity for climate change monitoring." in order to move tar sands projects forward."

Tom Beaver and Ron Clarke in The Star - If you care about veterans, defeat the Conservatives - Opinion

Jakeet Singh in The Star - The ideological roots of Stephen Harper’s vendetta against sociology - Opinion

On - Rand Formula: Bitter strike, inspired resolution - Opinion

Michael Coren in The Star - Voting Conservative: not the Christian thing to do - Opinion

Andrew Coyne in The National Post -  We once had to wait weeks for a new Harper abuse of power. Now we're getting them two or three a day - Opinion