Senate expenses scandal: New RCMP docs suggest Harper is “guilty of corruption”

Senate expenses scandal: New RCMP docs suggest Harper is “guilty of corruption”

by: Obert Madondo | Published November 21, 2013, by The Canadian Progressive

Stephen Harper. (Photo: Remy Steinegger)
Stephen Harper. (Photo: Remy Steinegger)

This piece was originally published on Nov 21, 2013. The story is back in the news and there have been “interesting” developments around the Senate expenses scandal, most of which support the thesis that “Harper is guilty of corruption”. For example, three of Harper’s prominent Senate appointees now face serious criminal allegations that could land them all in jail.

The RCMP announced Monday that Sen. Pamela Wallin “committed the offences of breach of trust and fraud by submitting fraudulent expense claims to the Senate of Canada.” When the expenses scandal first broke out in 2013, Harper defended Wallin. In the House of Commons, Harper said, “I have looked at the numbers. Her travel costs are comparable to any parliamentarian travelling from that particular area of the country over that period of time.”

Patrick Brazeau, Harper’s star Aboriginal appointee, faces charges of breach of trust and fraud relating to his claims. The RCMP recently laid 31 criminal charges relating to fraud, bribery and breach of trust against Mike Duffy, another Harper appointee. A half-dozen people, including Conservative representatives and former and current PMO staffers, are expected to testify at Duffy’s trial, which begins in April.

The problem is: the corporate media decided to water down the scandal and eliminate the thesis that Harper needs to be held accountable. The mainstream media also decided not to cry foul (as it needs to, in a real democracy) after the RCMP said they would not charge Nigel Wright for trying to make Duffy’s corruption quietly go away. 

Back to the original story:

New documents released by the RCMP suggest that the Senate expenses scandal is closing in on Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives. Here’s the link to the documents, posted to the DocumentCloud portal:

For Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, the documents show that Harper, who came to office in 2006 promising to clean up Ottawa, is “guilty of corruption.”

The documents, filed in court on Wednesday, allege that Harper’s former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, violated the Criminal Code when he cut a $90,172 cheque to cover up Sen. Mike Duffy’s fraudulent Senate expense claims. The documents allege that Wright committed several offences relating to fraud, bribery, and breach of trust.

Most importantly, the RCMP documents suggest that Harper and a whole busload of senior Conservatives knew a lot more than the PM has publicly admitted. CTV news reports that “PMO staff worked with Duffy to make his politically inconvenient expense problems go away.”

In essence, when Harper said he knew nothing of the deal, he lied to Canadians. There was a high-profile cover-up and he was aware of it.

As Postmedia News reports: 

And while Wright is quoted in the RCMP documents saying that the prime minister was not aware of his plan to cut a $90,000 cheque from his personal funds to assist Duffy – a point on which Harper is also adamant – other parts of the RCMP records suggest Harper had more knowledge of Duffy’s woes and the widening scandal than the prime minister has publicly spoken about. The documents also suggest Harper may have known at a key point in the affair that the party was willing to pick up the tab for Duffy’s housing expenses.

One email, which is part of the RCMP documents, suggests that Wright’s decision to cut the cheque wasn’t his alone. That he either consulted with or sought Harper’s signature before he acted.

“We are good to go from the PM,” Wright says in the email, dated February 22, 2012.

In another email, Wright seems to suggest that the Conservatives in the Senate weren’t doing enough to contain the scandal as efficiently as the PM expected.

“We cannot rely on the Senate leadership,” he writes in the February 15 email. “We have to do this in a way that does not lead to the Chinese water torture of new facts in the public domain that the PM does not want.”

The RCMP documents also speak of an “agreement” around the dirty deal.

“That agreement, to give and accept money in exchange for something to be done or omitted to be done, constitutes the bribery offence,” the documents say. “They used their offices for a dishonest purpose, other than the public good.”

The documents also reveal that the following senior Conservatives knew about the deal:

Sen. Marjory LeBreton, Government Leader in the Senate

Sen. David Tkachuk, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee

Sen. Carolyn Stewart Olsen, Member of the Senate Standing Committee

Andrew MacDougall, Director of Communications, Prime Minister’s Office

Benjamin Perrin, Legal Counsel to the Prime Minister

Ray Novak, Harper’s Deputy Chief of Staff

Carl Vallee, Press Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office

Arthur Hamilton, Legal Counsel, Conservative Party of Canada

Chris Woodcock, Director of Issues Management, Prime Minister’s Office

I’d no idea. That’s because the Conservatives didn’t wan’t us to know.

But most insulting is this: before the newest revelations, Harper’s official response has read like a page from a dictator’s operational manual. Denial. Finger-pointing. Smearing. Character assassination. The works.

Soon after the scandal broke out, the PM expressed confidence in Wright.  In May, Harper told us Wright had acted “in the public interest” when he cut the Duffy cheque. He even “fought to keep Nigel Wright”.

“The prime minister had full confidence in Mr. Wright and Mr. Wright is staying on,” said Andrew MacDougall, Harper’s director of communications then.

Then the scandal refused to go away, threatened to engulf the Conservatives, and the smear campaign began. Harper made both Wright and Duffy the fall guys. He blamed them. Then he publicly trashed them.

In the House of Commons in October, Harper depicted Wright as a crooked political operator who actively engaged in a deception that duped his boss along with all Canadians.

Harper recently also painted Sen. Duffy as “a duplicitous crook”. That’s soon after Duffy told us “the prime minister wasn’t interested in explanations or the truth.”

In a speech delivered to the Senate in October, Duffy alleged Harper told him to repay the fraudulently claimed expenses. He claimed that he met both Harper and Wright.

This is how the Toronto Star’s Tim Harper characterizes the stubborn scandal and its inevitable impact on Harper:

It is an indictment of his leadership and an indelible stain on his office, its bully-boy tactics and its apparent view that it can bulldoze through any problem with a wink, a payoff and a carefully rehearsed narrative.

Canadians deserve the truth. Now!

Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based progressive blogger, and the founder and editor of The Canadian Progressive. Follow him on 


102 thoughts on “Senate expenses scandal: New RCMP docs suggest Harper is “guilty of corruption”

  1. Out! Out ! Bunch of con serve hater crooks, destroying all of our country for cash, disrespecting all living things and making the population poor and sick to death…Out ! All of you! Green Party, hello!

  2. Sociopaths never see reality as it is, they only see it as they want it to be. That is why Harper will never leave even if he is convicted. The citizens will have physically go get him out of his fortress and drag him to jail.

  3. Zareena Malik Mr. Dad is not in power right now so stop making comparisons with someone who is long gone

  4. Liberal senator Mac Harb pays back $231,000 in expenses, retires….

    Senator Mac Harb is defending his decision to borrow $230,000 from an Ottawa businessman by mortgaging several of his properties — including the house outside of Ottawa that's tied to the Senate ethics scandal.

    The land record documents show Harb used mortgages against four properties in and outside the city to get loans from a numbered company owned by Brian Karam, a businessman and lawyer who has for years done business with the government.


  5. Robin Atchison ad hominems and other logical fallacies are all the Neo-Cons have left. They can't defend the indefensible .

  6. Tell me who is honest in politics, you can't put your finger on PM, the whole basket is — not only conservative, but both Libs and NDP. Just think of Mr. Dad.

  7. Rennie Frattura "Get over my love of Nazis" ?
    Are you serious?
    Lay off the weed, get a F*cking life, learn some history, and maybe then you will understand what the difference is between a Nazi and an elected leader…And shave as well.

  8. This is just the tip of the iceberg, corruption runs deep in this government that shames our wonderful country. Give them all working mans wages and watch how quickly things change. They should be stripped of their pensions and padded expense accounts. Harper is a dicktator, considers our country his corporation and himself to be the ceo. Making deals with foreign countries that would not benefit us, rather see us losing big time. He is a fcuking criminal; contempt of parliament which carries a jail sentence. He has stabbed all veterans in the back taking from them what they deserve, the list continues. Shame, shame and more shame on those who voted this pos in office. He will lose every military vote he may have once had. WORST LEADER EVER!!!!!!!

  9. If I had a choice between one politician paying another one 90k to cover up an expense or take a multi-billion dollar hit for a Liberal gas plant cancellation, I'll take the former any day of the week! If Harpers pecadillo amounts to 'corruption', Ontario Liberal financial scandals amount to 'massive financial genocide'!

    ALL politician these days seem so crooked, they'll need a corkscrew to get them into the ground after death…

  10. Peter, why is it that so many conservatives resort to name calling and put downs of people they don't agree with. I know some children who could present a better defense of their beliefs.

  11. He will go on smiling because Canadians are green and will forget this next week. Not here in Newfoundland, we figured him out years ago

  12. The citizens of this country should Demand!! Harper Resign!! Then Charge him!! if found guilty on only 1/16 of the things he has done wrong to this country he will spend more than enough time behind bars,, Where crooks and thieves like him deserve to be!!

  13. Peter Roberts ,, only an idiot would try to defend what Harper and his crew of crooked thieves have done, Give it up! he's been caught!!

  14. Well, Mr. Lawyer, Elections Canada charged Senator Irving
    Gerstein with FRAUD under the Elections Canada Act in 2011 where Con LAWYERS
    simply plea-bargained him off by having the CPC pay a fine:
    while he walked!
    Gerstein should have been charged in his 2006 election FRAUD
    scam under the Criminal Code where, once his guilt was determined, he would
    have been sentenced in a Criminal Court and not some quasi judicial process
    under little used and toothless federal legislation.
    If the RCMP charge Wright under the Criminal Code, then they
    have to charge Gerstein with the same section as the evidence indicates he was
    going to go $30,000 plus Duffy’s lawyer expenses to MAKE THE DUFFY FRAUD GO AWAY!
    And surely this lawyer would have figured out by now that it
    was Gerstein and Wright that hatched the plot whereby that Wright pays the $90K
    NOW and then Gerstein would hide $90K in election campaign expenses in 2015
    with which to pay back Wright with interest LATER!
    Gerstein feared trying to hide this $90K on the Con books
    just ahead of the fall Conservative Party convention in Calgary — if found
    out, there would be party membership backlash.
    So Gerstein and Wright should both be charged criminally as
    both were holding each others hand in the Duffy pay-off scam!”

  15. The Bay Street "Wonder Boy" Nigel Wright DOES NOT GIVE AWAY HIS OWN MONEY! Not a single dime came out of Wright's pocket!

    It would be a simple matter of Nigel Wright INVOICING the “Conservative Fund of Canada” account (the Conservative Party’s – taxpayer-subsidized war chest – multiple times for some phoney "Financial Consultant Fees" to accrue back the $90K. CPC treates that Fund's coffer as their private "Honey Pot."

    OR, had the media called out Con Senator Irving Gerstein, they would have found it was HE who arranged for cash-under-the-table from rich party backers which found its way into Wright's bank account as Gerstein could not hide the $90K on the CFC books.

    Are there any conversations between Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein (Harper’s bagman) and the PMO about Nigel getting paid back from the “Conservative Fund of Canada” — the federal party’s war chest Gerstein once chaired.

    any talks between Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein & PMO re Nigel getting paid back frm the “Conservative Fund of Canada”

  16. Did anyone seriously believe that Stephen Harper who controlled the messaging of his Cabinet Ministers and party caucus with an iron fist would not have known what his own office staff was doing such a serious matter, his closest advisors! Shamefully dishonest to Canadians and the whole of Canada!

  17. It's all of our rights Gail! We can't not stand for you, and still stand for us! There is no such thing! We are all on the same planet, all wanting the same things. Health, happiness, and freedom! Hang in there, you can't have darkness without light!

  18. Peter Roberts Harper is psychopathic and sees nothing wrong with what he's done, he should be pissed on and hung by his balls.

  19. Bernice Franson Tiringer It seems like Liberals, Ndp lovers,I'll go so far as to include Greens and The Marijuana parties are people that are concerned for a reason. For a complete opposite reason you appear to think the air you breath will be any better than what your neighbour breathes. No one here wants your support of Harper when our country let alone world is in dire straights with no end in sight, Harpers leadership wont take our survival into account and is waiting for the end of days. Thats not leadership, thats pathetic.

  20. Fred William Glaubitz Harper is a puppet to an agenda he has no authority over. He is merely taking one for the team and breaking all that is Canadian and ensuring the transition to new world order is smooth. Dont kid yourself on who is running this country, it is not Harper. Smacks head in salute to the Harper seal.

  21. I'm neither a liberal nor a NDP! One is as bad as the other. You don't have to be a lover of any other party to realize that Harper is out of control!

  22. Margaret Stewart Scott, Hear, hear! I for one am standing with our First Nations! I do scratch my head wondering why more are not!

  23. I suspect you have no interest in the truth. Most likely interested in destroying the conservatives – not the truth.

  24. Joshua Peter Tanner
    "He is paid by Harper!!"
    That is the problem with the monstrous left, you cannot accept the fact that every arrow you throw is useless, more importantly you cannot accept that Harper kicked the absolute political shit out of your leftist gods and will do it again in 2015.
    So get over yourself, Harper is a great leader who actually get shit done.
    (Standing ovation in Israel today as well)

  25. It really is time to let someone else have a go at leadership Stephen. That should be someone with integrity … You'll have to look on the opposite side of the House to find Elizabeth May's seat.

  26. Just some more info on the war for canadians to learn the truth.
    its about open accessible and accountable governments.
    reminds me of old saying…yoh can watch a thief but you can't watch a liar.

  27. If all of Canada knows that he is guilty of everything then why is he still the PM? I hear a lot of talk, maybe it's time for some action.

  28. Peter Roberts As opposed to Fascist, Neo_CONservatives like yourself? Name calling gains nothing, except to show you are puerile and childish.

  29. I vote for the Green Party. They are the only ones who haven't been in and I figure they at least deserve the chance to see if they can do better. The rest have already shown how badly they can screw it up.

  30. Margaret Stewart Scott I agree as well. Our country has gone deeper into hell since Harper has been in office and it amazed me beyond belief he was re-elected. I sure didn't vote for him! They are destroying our country and it's long past due they were knocked off their podiums! It is NOT Harper's government, it is OURS!

  31. Liberals may never win, but they will this time because they exposed this asshole for his bullshit. They know an opposing party would be the only thing that would even give this the transparency to reach him, that WE KNOW. =p

  32. Peter Roberts hahahahahaha – you must be kidding Peter Roberts – surely you are kidding – or – you are stephen harper!!!!!!! defending himself against the indefensible 🙂

  33. What a goof Harper is…he deserves to get charged. It's no different than a regular citizen involved in crime. He ain't different…lock him up!!!!

  34. I keep seeing people saying that the PM should resign. Who will do better ? That inexperienced dough head Trudeau? He is riding on his daddies coat tails. Listen to him. He is not a smart man. Half the time his explanations don't make sense, and it is so hard to get a real answer about anything from him. All the issues this country has, to many greedy politicians, heavy taxes, no jobs, and all we really know is that he wants to legalize pot. Really Trudeau ? That is how you are going to save the country? Maybe you can help us by reversing this terrible burdon of forced bilingualism that you father created. That would be a good start. Trudeau, you will only get the PM job this time, not because you are good enough, but because Harper is so hated that most will bite liberal just to get rid of him. I am so tired of lying, cheating politicians filled with empty promises. You are all full of shit, and it is a shame that we have to choose for the two prominent parties. You are all liars. You give jobs to friends. You give business tax breaks instead of the middle class families that are now being crushed by the weight of huge taxes just trying to survive. I wish there was a reset button for this country so we could start fresh and STOP all the corruption before is states and spreads. No more politician amnesia. Make promises, remember that you made them, and keep your words for once.

  35. If this was the United States President caught red handed . He would be Impeached and thrown out of office and jailed.
    That's what should happen to Stephen Harper. Canada needs to take a page from the US Constitution and Impeach Harper for Bribery , Fraud and Stealing from Canadian Tax payers for his own corrupt agenda!

  36. Wolf in sheep's clothing from the beginning. What frightens me most is that he is little by little systematically whittling down our armed forces, closing down scientific research posts and departments and destroying documentation, thus leaving us vulnerable. A slow assimilation into the U.S. is inevitable at this point. Don't get me wrong, I like my American friends and relatives, but I like being Canadian too.

  37. I totally agree that Canadians have to stand up and fight together…but it's not just for the financial part. Folks, no matter which way we turn, our air, our water and our food supply is being tampered with. These issues are much greater to deal with than "Money". We have been lied to by our own Government for years and it doesn't matter who was in power at the time. Please check out Canada's involvement on Weather Modification..Solar Radiation Management…meeting held July 5, 2012 which included Government Departments but no Scientists. Ask yourself why we are in a deep freeze right now? Please do self research; documentation is under PAGES section. Look up at the sky…toxic materials are coming down on us every day!

  38. The political system is an illusion to keep people in bondage. To speak the truth one must know what the truth is and what a lie is. The only problem is nobody wants to know about the illusion, as people see things that are not always what they seem.

  39. Donna Roach, it is all part of Canadian politics, there is no getting around that anymore and no we are not Canadians anymore, not in the sense of what Canada was about in the past. As much as people like to think we are, the state has removed all our sovereign rights as a nation for globalism, that is where all the political leaders in all political party's are going. So it isn't going to matter which political party you vote for. Canada was sold out to the corporations long ago with one stroke of a pen in many different types of agreements, be it international, or domestic, be it agenda 21 or the TPP, it called influence peddling as part of the agreements the elites used to dominate the markets, resources and everything else including micromanaging people lives, property, ect, for control over everyone. Yes where Canadians as Americans alike are getting their freedoms, their privacy rights, and even their freedom of speech is eroding away. From spying issues from CSEC snitches giving away our information and health records to NSA terrorists, to Homeland Security, to US Boarder Guards. Canada looks more like a banana republic after revelations the country's top spy watchdog has been working for Enbridge since 2011. If only kids were truly educated in public schools and not indoctrinated with Marxism and Parents stopped voting for the lesser of the three evils, when they should be saying to themselves, why vote evil in the first place and seriously did question things, we really would see signs that read what the truth is, instead what you get is the Idiocracy schooled in the art of an illusion. No one really has critical thinking skills anymore and no wonder the country is in serious trouble.

  40. While this is a very well written, it does not mention CANADIAN politics. Yes we are under Americans thumb economically, I still like to impress we are still Canadians.

  41. USTR Michael Froman Says TPP Must Be Kept Secret, Because The Public Is Too Stupid To Understand It
    While Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiators had hoped to finish off the negotiations in Singapore over the past few days, it appears that did not happen, though they claim to have made substantial progress and will meet again next month. From the reports of people there, the negotiators made sure that public interest groups were excluded from even the press briefing about the negotiations, which should tell you all you need to know about what the negotiators think of the public. USTR, Michael Froman, has finally explained why the TPP negotiating positions must be kept secret. Apparently, all of us in the public, are too fucking stupid to understand the important work that he’s doing, and we might “misunderstand” it. Therefore, we peons must be kept in the dark, while important people like himself negotiate on our behalf. In other words, the USTR is not a fan of democracy. If you think the public is too stupid to understand the public policy positions you’re negotiating for, then you shouldn’t be in that job

  42. Trans Pacific Partnership Is “Corporatist Power Grab”
    “As Democratic And Transparent As A One-Party State,” Shrouded In “Big Brother-Like Secrecy” – The U.S. Trade Representative – the federal agency responsible for negotiating trade treaties – has said that the details of the Trans Pacific Partnership are classified due to “national security”. Are these people for real now, the reason they call it national security is they beleive people, in the public are too stupid to understand their action's…Well the actions are to commit criminal offences in violating countries laws and letting corporations run things, that why they want to keep this hush up in not letting the public know what it is they are doing.

    A Congressman who has seen the text of the treaty says:
    There is no national security purpose in keeping this text secret … this agreement hands the sovereignty of our country over to corporate interests.
    It will increase the cost of borrowing, make prescription drugs more expensive, destroy privacy, harm food safety, and – yes – literally act to destroy the sovereignty of the U.S. and the other nations which sign the bill.
    To give an idea of what would happen to American law if TPP passes, just look at Equador …
    It’s courts awarded billions against Chevron for trashing huge swaths of rainforest. But then a private arbitration panel simply ignored the country’s court system.
    If TPP passes, American courts will be sidelined as well. (Conservatives might want to read this and this.)
    William Pesek writes at Bloomberg:
    The Big Brother-like secrecy enshrouding the treaty on the U.S. side [is stunning.]
    WikiLeaks did what Barack Obama’s White House refuses to: share portions of the document with the public. The draft of the intellectual-property rights chapter by Julian Assange’s outfit validated the worst fears — that TPP is a corporatist power grab. Rather than heed the outcry, the U.S. doubled down on secrecy, refusing to disclose more details.
    You know you have a transparency problem when citizens of a democracy need to rely on WikiLeaks for details on changes to laws on Internet use, labor, environmental and food-safety standards, and the cost and availability of drugs. It’s worth considering something Google Inc. Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt told CNBC in December 2009: “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” So why is the Obama administration behaving as if it runs a closed Communist Party state? The answer can only be, To circumvent the legislative process.
    Last month, 151 House Democrats, members of Obama’s own party, sent a letter to the White House stating their opposition to granting him fast-track authority to negotiate trade agreements, citing a lack of congressional consultation.
    What would America’s founders make of this process?

  43. Donna Roach you got that right and yet the biggest problem right now is agenda 21 and the TPP both of which will destroy what's left of Canada as you and every other Canadian will see. The true goal of the Agenda 21 geo political plan is;

    •To control the natural resources of the world

    •To control the markets for those resources

    •To control the transit routes, sea lanes and pipeline routes for those

    Where the United Nations’ Agenda 21 and its attempts to attack civilization through so-called Sustainable Development. It has become such a widespread phenomenon that media outlets everywhere are spinning into damage control in effort to ridicule the anti-Agenda 21 movement, hoping that it will go away before the general population understands the issue. But their efforts are fruitless. Coverage across the country begrudgingly notes that groups are opposing local “sustainability” initiatives and fighting back against plans to concentrate growth into dense urban centers under emerging “mega-regions.” Speaking out against Agenda 21 is quickly becoming a component of the larger states’ rights movement. Americans are waking up to the undue power concentrated at the Federal government level, as well as to the larger takeover by foreign corporatist interests, including those that created the United Nations and have used it as a nose under the tent to create world government and rule through regulations and taxes implemented on the pretext of environmentalism. These Globalists Want Chinese-Style Control for Americans Under Agenda 21, While major metropolitan cities including San Francisco, New York and Boston are rolling out tiny micro-apartments, local and rural areas are working across the United States heartland to implement Agenda 21 containment policies by stealth. Under H.U.D. grants driven by President Obama’s Partnership for Sustainable Communities, regional governments are implementing “smart growth” and “sustainable” policies to force the population into concentrated development patterns that favour insider profits and “green”-branded solutions– it is a “planned-opolis” vision for the future where the State is God and the individual is subservient to the “greater good.”

    An article published in the blog section of Foreign Policy magazine titled “Sinister globalist plot opposed in GOP platform draft” is yet another attempt by the establishment to put a halt to the anti-Agenda 21 movement
    increasingly saying no to the UN “action plan” and all the guises by which it attempts to slither its way into our personal liberties. The article, written by Foreign Policy associate editor Joshua Keating, builds a classic
    straw-man by using the words “plot” and “sinister” in relation to Agenda 21- and by doing so, hoping to discredit the growing awareness of Agenda 21 by an increasing amount of people in the United States. Describing any opposition to binding or non-binding UN treaties, Keating quotes the “Sovereign America Leadership” section of the draft GOP platform which reads as follows:

    “Under our Constitution, treaties become the law of the land. So it is all the more important that the Congress — the senate through its ratifying power and the House through its appropriating power — shall reject
    agreements whose long-range impact on the American family is ominous or unclear. These include the U.N. Convention on Women’s Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty as well as the various declarations from the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development. Because of our concern for American sovereignty, domestic management of our fisheries, and our country’s long-term energy needs, we have deep reservations about the regulatory, legal, and tax regimes inherent in the Law of the Sea Treaty. We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty, and we oppose any form of U.N. Global Tax.”

    On the subject of Agenda 21, the associate editor downplays the comprehensiveness of the UN action plan, describing it as innocent and optional. By wrongly asserting that Agenda 21 “doesn’t actually legally compel its signatories to do anything” he forgets to mention that the UN plan is implemented mostly by stealth, working indirectly through treaties, non-governmental agencies and local initiatives, thereby bypassing national democratic elected parliaments and their inherent vetoing powers.

  44. Add this to his energy policies and his robo-calls and his fine ministry of defence, and Clement's missing $3.1 billion, and calling private events 'Public Events' on his web site. I'd say this guy needs to be hauled out of office by his nostrils and rolled down parliament hill to who cares where. Gives a new meaning for a two finger salute.

  45. You are all correct – especially you Margaret, we need to do something about our current leaders, so I have a plan to mobilize the Occupy groups with the Idle No More, mixed with the People that care to wake up our fellow citizens and pass around 1 petition and tabulate calling for his removal as a no confidence motion or Petition the GG / Queen to call new elections – but under what grounds do we call him out on? I disagree with this stance on the Enbridge pipeline and that process was in most respects a sham and a farce to a democratic society – 3 people decided that it was ok to build? What about all of the people and animals whos lives it will effect when there is a spill? He doesn't have a great human rights record? He doesn't seem to respect the rights of animals and aboriginal rights and treaties.. He figured in the Senate financial scandal and stacked the Senate with Conservatives.. He removed the protection from our lakes and riverways, muzzled our scientists, destroyed research – yeah that is really enough.. I cannot believe I have let him remain in office so long after I fired him as my PM!
    If anyone wants to voice their support and join in on a movement to call for new elections, join the MyLife Canada group – it is meant to unite all Canadians and elect a council of civilian representatives to represent the people, the animals and the planet. This is a Worldwide movement that is part of what is called the The Movement to represent the will of the people – especially those who did not vote for their current leaders. The plan is to first work with them, but remove them from office if they cannot work together with the people, but they caused the problem, so they should have to fix the problems they created. But there are exceptions to every rule and many leaders aren't going to want to give things up – but when they see the people standing up and uniting and faced with a plethora of new opposition leaders to swell the ranks of the elected officials – they will have no choice but to give up because there is right as well as Love and Light on our side.

    Come join the MyLife Canada group to start things:

    Then also join the MyLife Union, the global union for all beings on the planet and beyond!

  46. Considering Mulroney sold the antiques from 10 Sussex (ripping off Canadians) when he was PM and entered the country from a trip to NY without claiming the $100,000.00 payment he received from an arms dealer for future considerations, why should we expect any action to be taken against yet another Conservative criminal.

  47. I agree with you 110%. Margaret Stewart Scott…..Harper is a jerk and as long as he is running Canada you CAN believe its all his way or no way…He NEEDS to be taken out of GOVERNMENT along with his goons…People get sent to jail for a whole lot less than what the PM is doing…SO he's in the wrong, shouldn't he also be JAILED.. my motto is IF YOU DO THE CRIME you CAN DAMN WELL DO THE TIME…..COM'ON people stand up for ur rights and FIGHT BACK….
    IDLE NO MORE!!!!!

  48. Kerry O'Grady I don't know where you found that — it's not to be found on this web page that I'm looking at right now.

  49. ByObert Madondo | November 21, 2013

    I was looking for a date as well, and noticed it at the bottom of the article.

  50. Is this another dirty political game to get off a politician from office or is this a start of God shaking leaders that was prophecied by the prophets…your heart must be right…

  51. my god, all the political party's are guilty of fraud and theft of tax payers monies, have you forgotten that people. What makes you think the liberals have never done anything wrong, like the ad scam, hell the rcmp where stealing tax monies also under the liberals, I am amazed that people will keep on voting the same type of evil, no matter what political party it is. wake up as none of the big three party's are worth a dam and are all corrupt.

  52. Harper lied, and continues to lie to Canadians daily! It's time to hold him accountable!! Resign Harper!!

  53. He should do time just like anyone else would for this. Then we will see how does. He should ressign.

  54. Harper is nothing but a criminal and he should be punished just like any other criminal, but you can rest assured he will get away with all his crimes and corruption. He is a despicable person and should face prison time like so many others in the Senate. They really need to clean house in Ottawa and get rid of all these lying fraudulent criminals. We as a people have the power to get rid of all of them, we just have to ban together and do something about it as the Natives are doing to protect the land, we have to also make a stand. The Natives appear to be the only ones who have the guts to make a stand against the government. What is wrong with this picture are we going to sit back as we always did in the past and allow the government to steam roll us over and over again! Let us join the Natives and fight for our country and our rights. They can't throw us all in jail, we have them out numbered. It is time people to stand up and demand accountability for these criminals who run our country.

  55. Harper has shown that his goal is to lie at all costs. He does not believe in telling the truth like Christ. He follows after Satan. He has shown that he has no conscience about lying and causing others to believe each lie.

  56. Harper has shown that his goal is to lie at all costs. He does not believe in telling the truth like Christ. He follows after Satan. He has shown that he has no conscious about lying and causing others to believe each lie.

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