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Newspaper endorsements for #elxn41

The Globe and Mail:

Only Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party have shown the leadership, the bullheadedness (let’s call it what it is) and the discipline this country needs. He has built the Conservatives into arguably the only truly national party, and during his five years in office has demonstrated strength of character, resolve and a desire to reform. Canadians take Mr. Harper’s successful stewardship of the economy for granted, which is high praise. He has not been the scary character portrayed by the opposition; with some exceptions, his government has been moderate and pragmatic.

The National Post:

In other words, if the Tories do not get a majority, we could end up with a government led by quasi-separatist socialists, propped up by full-blown separatists and leavened by a rudderless Liberal party in a state of leadership flux. No one has any real idea what such a government would look like. And so the only way we can guarantee stability is if the Tories win at least 155 seats

The Toronto Star:

The New Democrats have been reinvigorated under the leadership of Jack Layton. After Monday, they may well challenge the Liberals as the principal national standard-bearer for the roughly two voters in three who disagree fundamentally with the course charted by the Harper Conservatives. Progressive voters should give them their support on Monday.

Sun Media:

If a Harper majority is not achieved, however, we shudder at the destructive path Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals or Jack Layton’s NDP — alone or in cahoots — will take by refusing to address the over-sated public service, refusing to reduce taxation, and then pushing the deficit to truly unaffordable heights.

Montreal Gazette:

In light of how this election campaign has unfolded, and what it has told us about the strengths and weaknesses of the parties and their leaders, it appears the optimal party to form a majority government is Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party. During the five years they have held minority office, the Harper Conservatives have been rightly criticized for a panoply of failings, including Harper’s rigid centralization of power in the prime minister’s office, his government’s excessive obsession with law-and-order legislation and prison-building, and its insufficient concern with climate change and green energy development. However, the Conservatives have kept Canada on an even economic keel to the point where, in this post-recession world, its economic indicators are among the most positive on the planet. Furthermore, the Conservatives are the only party likely to have strong representation in all regions of the country, a highly desirable feature of a national government.

Vancouver Province:

[W]e are urging British Columbians on Monday to vote in a Conservative majority government. After four federal elections in less than seven years that produced dysfunctional minority governments, Canada needs a stable majority government to move forward.

Winnipeg Free Press:

Canada needs political stability to grow its economy and sort out its affairs, particularly its finances and soaring health-care costs. The most certain way Canada will get the stability and policies it needs now is by electing a majority Conservative government on Monday.

Hamilton Spectator:

This election, The Spectator’s editorial board feels closest to that latter group. We believe Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are the best and most logical choice to form the next government of Canada. But we come to that conclusion not easily, not with great pleasure, and certainly with some trepidation.

Brampton Guardian:

Canadians on Monday will once again be asked to make a decision on who should govern this country and it’s a chance once and for all for the minority status of the Stephen Harper government to end.

Harper is not lovable or sexy, but he deserves a majority and a chance to lead the country to a complete economic recovery and beyond— a recovery that his government is partly responsible for and which is the envy of the industrialized world.

Le Devoir:

La perspective du Bloc est différente. Elle consiste à s’appuyer sur les consensus qui s’élaborent à l’Assemblée nationale et à ne rendre de comptes qu’aux Québécois. Il est un parti souverainiste qui agit à l’intérieur du Canada, ce qui, aux yeux de certains, est une contradiction. Celle-ci n’est qu’apparente. Sa présence est de plein droit et il incarne dans l’enceinte parlementaire le caractère distinct du Québec. Certes, il a choisi d’oeuvrer dans l’opposition, mais ce travail, il le fait avec conviction et efficacité depuis 20 ans.

Edmonton Journal:

Also, it’s time we were able to judge the Conservatives by what they actually do with a majority, rather than by what opponents say they’d do. The betting here is that a wish to be re-elected in four years would keep the “hidden agenda” hidden. But either way, in four years we’d be able to vote based on reality instead of supposition.

Maclean’s:

Much of the resistance to a Conservative majority is based on the perception that it’s something to be feared. But it would be foolish to let ephemeral, poorly founded fears stampede us into an embrace with positive risks to our prosperity.

Vancouver Sun:

The Conservative government has given Canada a leading role on the international stage, especially its speedy and generous response to the earthquake in Haiti and participation in military interventions led by the United Nations and NATO. Under the Conservatives, Canada has taken a principled stance on foreign policy issues, a dramatic departure from the “soft power” dogma of the Liberals.

Windsor Star:

As you prepare to cast your ballots, consider what the Conservatives have provided in terms of economic stability and growth. Assess how having Tory MPs in Ottawa can strengthen our region even more. We believe the choice is clear. A majority Conservative government works for Windsor and Essex County.

The Economist:

The Economist, like many Canadians, would be relieved if there were a better alternative to Mr Harper. But there is not.

Burlington Post/Oakville Beaver:

While Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government have made several well-publicized mistakes during their tenure, we still believe they are the best choice to provide strong leadership through the uncertain times that lie ahead.

Etobicoke Guardian:

We call on Canadians to vote for a Conservative majority government on May 2 – and we think the federal influence of Torontonians is in peril if there isn’t a smattering of Tory blue on the city’s election map once the election is over.

The Suburban:

It is not the policy of The Suburban to give endorsements in every election. But we feel endorsing the Harper government in this election has an import equal to our endorsement of the Equality Party in Quebec and the strong positions we took in both referendums.we believe this Conservative government best reflects Canadian values, provides robust leadership and is the best defender of a united Canada.

Sudbury Star:

Canada, is seems, is destined for another minority government. We believe the most prudent outcome is that the Conservatives remain at the head of that minority.

Waterloo Region Record:

When we weigh all the options, we conclude that despite their abundant flaws, the Conservatives, with their experience and vision, would be best for this country.

Durham Region News:

It’s time for Durham Region — and voters across the nation — to choose stability and provide Mr. Harper’s Conservatives with the coveted majority they have been patiently building towards since 2006.

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  • L G

    This needs to be translated in its entirety and sent to all Quebec newspapers. It is Quebec who again is moving their massive voting points (out of proportion to population) in a wrong direction.

  • Anonymous

    Good round-up, Stephen.

    There’s more than enough nose-holding from those endorsing the CPC, that it’s clear their endorsement wasn’t a slam-dunk choice that was made easily.

    You’d think the CPC would have run with this in mind, which was the prevailing opinion even before the election was called. Play up their economic strengths, get a little humble, talk about our future. But NO, they started dirty with their pre-election ad-hominem attacks and coalition BS, and stayed aloof and insincere throughout their campaign while they dug furiously for muck to throw.

    The CPC can’t claim all credit for our current fiscal health. We have a great foundation, and minority governance (and a big club labelled ‘coalition’) helped keep the CPC in check. Harper’s put Canada’s social evolution on hold (or in reverse), while changing our international profile from that of an independent voice best known for peacekeeping, to the 51st state, with a military equipped for foreign attack, not Canada’s defense.

    Basically, I don’t like’em, and I don’t trust’em. There’s nothing in the CPC platform that suggests they’ve mellowed or matured… they still seem to be secretive, steely-eyed, anti-democratic neo-cons, with an undeclared agenda.

    I must say that the other parties don’t have policies that have me rushing to them either, beyond the fact that they’re not led by Harper.

    A CPC minority is the safest course for Canada. A majority is undeserved, not required and still dangerous. There, you have my endorsement too.

  • real conservative

    Me thinks that the board room pushed these down, the commies in the media still grudgingly endorse Harper. Look at the Toronto Sun’s wimpy endorsement, sounds like something the Star would write. Then of course we have the Toronto Star going hard left in desperation to save the commie invasion. Mr. Harper we need you to prevent this country from going communist. (real conservative)

  • DougM

    “and coalition BS”….(and a big club labelled ‘coalition’)

    Talking out of both sides of your mouth is rather like Iggy and Layton, no? It can hardly be “BS” on one hand and a “Big Club” on the other. A CPC majority is the only way to move the country forward without a “Disloyal” Opposition trying to take the country down the road to a place where we look up at Greece and Ireland. Despite the angst, it looks more and more like small L liberals will be voting Conservative to stop that. We’ll see if we get a majority on Monday or go back to another election within weeks and the opposition try to overthrow a duly elected and well deserved goverment – minority or majority. My gut feel is that people are going to remember the 3 stooges – when support for the conservatives skyrocketed to 78%, after their attempt to steal power.

  • http://thefutureamerican.wordpress.com/ Jess C.

    The Future American:

    “. . . everybody sucks. They just suck. Conservatives, Liberals, NDP, whatever: suck. All of them.”

  • ShawnC

    The Case for a Tory Majority

    The Conservatives’ record on accountability is a serious sore point. Facing three left-of-centre parties in Parliament, Harper has chosen to bully his way through rather than negotiate.

    The NDP surge should sharpen the decision in the election for voters. A coalition is certainly legitimate in our parliamentary system, but not ideal in the circumstances. Harper has committed to supporting employers and cutting the deficit. The economy is leading G7 nations in growth. While much of the recovery is due to factors out of the government’s control, the things it can do it has done well.

    A Conservative majority would avoid months or years of parliamentary drama and guide the country on a prudent fiscal path. While no individual can choose to vote for a majority, we can certainly endorse a return to political stability.

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/case+Tory+majority/4702051/story.html

  • ShawnC

    The Case for a Tory Majority

    The Conservatives’ record on accountability is a serious sore point. Facing three left-of-centre parties in Parliament, Harper has chosen to bully his way through rather than negotiate.

    The NDP surge should sharpen the decision in the election for voters. A coalition is certainly legitimate in our parliamentary system, but not ideal in the circumstances. Harper has committed to supporting employers and cutting the deficit. The economy is leading G7 nations in growth. While much of the recovery is due to factors out of the government’s control, the things it can do it has done well.

    A Conservative majority would avoid months or years of parliamentary drama and guide the country on a prudent fiscal path. While no individual can choose to vote for a majority, we can certainly endorse a return to political stability.

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/case+Tory+majority/4702051/story.html

  • Bettie

    NOW they endorse the Conservatives… sort of like shutting the barn door after the horses are out. These newspapers have done nothing but criticise the government, often in the most vile manner, and they expect in the last couple of days to turn it around. They have done their damage. Too bad they weren’t a bit more astute during the years Prime Minister Harper was doing all these good things that they are now talking about.

  • Liz J

    I say to Hell with the endorsements from the slaggers, too little too late. We got this far without the hypocrites. If this country elects anything less than a majority Conservative government we know we have the dumbest electorate in the developed world in this global economic situation.

  • Anonymous

    Talking out of both sides of your mouth is rather like Iggy and Layton, no? It can hardly be “BS” on one hand and a “Big Club” on the other.

    It beats talking out of what you’re currently using. If you don’t know the difference between the situation in late 2008 and now, it’s hardly my problem.

    A CPC majority is the only way to move the country forward

    Define “forward”. We probably disagree on this.

    Frankly, still waiting for the CPC to actually define “forward” in a way that we can discuss.

    …without a “Disloyal” Opposition trying to take the country down the road to a place where we look up at Greece and Ireland.

    The Chicken Little approach won’t work, either. There’s nothing beyond your ravings to support the notion that a Liberal or NDP government wouldn’t be fiscally prudent.

  • Anonymous

    “New, improved” ? The CPC so far have only torn things down. If you think defunding or crippling those organizations and processes is making things better, then you probably think staying away from the doctor is healthcare.

    All dictators think the media is against them. Harper’s no different there.

  • batb

    What would those “3 conservative corporations” be that own 80% of all Canadian media? If you include SunTV, remember, it’s only been around for two weeks.

    ‘You want to talk “continental corporatism”? You’d better be including Power Corporation, that’s had its fingers in every Liberal pie since the late ’60s (Trudeau, Mulroney, Chretien, Martin, [Maurice Strong], Rae).

    ‘You want to talk about the rich getting richer? You’d better be including Power Corporation. It’s the Liberal$ and the NDP that want to create an indentured servant class (“all the more goodies for us”), by taxing the middle class right out of existence: People who go along with their agenda are made rich or taken care of from cradle to grave, while those who disagree with them are taxed to the max, to pay for either the rich class or the social parasites, and told to shut up.

    Thirteen years of Librano rule made that pretty clear, with the middle class being taxed to the max, while Paul Martin flew foreign flags on his multi-million-dollar Canadian Steamship Lines fleet in order to avoid paying Canadian taxes and Jean Chretien, small-town lawyer-turned-PM, became a multi-millionaire. How did that happen? Could it have anything to do with the fact that his in-laws are the Power Corp Desmarais Family?

    Please spare us the “Conservatives are the party of corporate Canada.” There’s no bigger, richer, more powerful corporation than Power Corporation, that has its fingers in every Liberal Party of Canada thing going.

  • batb

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper is no dictator. Using language like this to describe him is obscene and shows that you have absolutely no concept of what a real dictator is.

    We are running elections, you know. ‘Anyone telling you who to vote for or holding a gun to your head, kenn2?

    I didn’t think so.

  • batb

    You know why “the commies in the media” are begrudgingly endorsing Prime Minister Harper?

    Because they’ve got rather lucrative investments, despite their protestations of caring about “the people” and wanting to hold all things in common. They know what’s going to happen to those investments if Layton or Ignatieff, or a combination of the two, plus the Bloc, which equals The Three Stooges, forms the government.

    Bye-bye investments. Too bad, so sad. And wouldn’t it be lovely to see — except that everybody who’s worked hard and saved for a rainy day would be screwed by the we’ll-tax-you-to-the-max-because-we-like-to-live-well Coalition of Three Amigos.

  • batb

    “Facing three left-of-centre parties in Parliament, Harper has chosen to bully his way through rather than negotiate.”

    You’re kidding, right? Have you ever heard the expression, ShawnC, “you can’t negotiate with a bully”? So, how is it that PM Harper is the bully when it’s three parties against one? Your sense of priorities on this one, Shawn, is skewed.

    “The economy is leading G7 nations in growth. While much of the recovery is due to factors out of the government’s control, the things it can do it has done well.” You’re right about this and about a CPC-led majority government is an assurance to the Canadian public of “political stability.”

  • batb

    “One of 21 newspapers endorses the NDP, one the Bloc and 19 the Conservatives.” Yeah, in the last few days before the election (and Stephen Taylor didn’t include the editorials from all the newspapers across Canada).

    It’s a mystery to me why at the very end of the campaign, a whole lot of newspapers, which had previously been going for Prime Minister Harper and his party’s jugular, suddenly came out endorsing the CPC.

    I’m guessing that the prospect of an accredited-health-clinic-Jack-led NDP being the Official Opposition, teamed up with the other Two Stooges, Iggy and Gilles, was too much to countenance when they thought of their investments going down the socialist government tube via NDP/LPC/Bloc coalition-imposed cap and trade taxes — and all of the other taxes with which they’re planning to hit hard-working Canadians.

    Do I mind that so many of these newspapers have endorsed a PM Harper-led government as the government that will ensure stability for Canadians in the next four years? Not on your life. It warms the cockles of me heart.

    I just hope it’s not too little, too late. Otherwise, these investment-rich journalists deserve the government they get: Jack, Jill, and Iggy.

  • batb

    Hi Susie, please re-read my second paragraph where “Rae” is the last guy I list as a Power Corporation puppet. I’m glad you know about this, because most Canadians don’t.

  • Anonymous

    You helped set the level of discourse here. Don’t get all sanctimonious now.

  • Anonymous

    They have a different philosophy.

    And we as voters deserve to know exactly what that is. Not a mess of attack ads interspersed with some fuzzy “at home with Stephen” homilies. And we certainly are owed an accounting for their continued aversion to openness, and refusal to face legitimate questions and criticism.

  • DougM

    Aww Kenny, getting a little testy now that it appears the underhanded attempt to grab power in a surprise elelction didn’t work for the left? Frankly I don’t see a difference between now and 2008. If Harper gets a minority, the “Disloyal” opposition, with their utter contempt for the will of the electorate, will still try to steal power from the winning party claiming that even though they just spent weeks trying to tell us how different they all are, are actually kissing cousins’ if not identical twins after the election if it allows them to grab power.

    And as for the Chicken Little approach, “pas moi” my friend. Frankly, I truly believe that people get the government they deserve. I think it would be bloody hilarious if Taliban Jack got in. While I hesitate to put anything from a Liberal source in front of you because we both know its flawed, even Ralph Goodale has pointed out that Jack’s plan would suck 21.5 billion out of the west – (apparently this is a Liberal only tactic) should that happen, the West would be gone so fast Jack couldn’t get a flight out of Toronto quickly enough to stop it. Remember, of the four “Have” provinces both BC and Alberta are in the west – Ontario is now borderling and NFLD has decided that they don’t want to contribute to equalization payments. Unlike Quebec, the west doesn’t want to threaten the ROC with extortion, they’d just like the rape to stop. There are no barriers to us leaving and if you can even imagine the rage if Quebec stopped getting the money needed to prop up its $5 per day, day care and an Olympic pool in every moderately sized city, you have a better imagination that I. Jack would have single handedly destroyed the country. It would be hard to stop laughing.

    Secondly, Jack has made his entire platform up on the basis that he never expected to get elected. He hasn’t got a single person running for him with even the experience of a Provincial Finance minister. Realistically our economy would be near collapse if not facing backruptcy in four years – the NDP would be extinct by the next election – though in truth the Liberals would, if they could dump the current lot, be on the rebound. Third, Jack has been left alone because he wasn’t seen as a threat – now that he’d gained some traction, he is being destroyed – and not only on a fiscal basis – if any Conservative MP had been caught naked in a massage parlor you’d be foaming at the mouth with the word “sleeze” figuring prominately in evey breath. But as the Leader of the Left he is apparently blameless (or excusable) unlike say Jaffer who was no longer even in caucus. As I’ve said before, I don’t see a downside any way this goes. If the PM gets his majority, and he’s certaily earned it, find, if Taliban Jack wins, on sheer entertainment value, it is again going to be a victory for the Conservatives, it’ll just take a few years for it to be apparent.

  • Anonymous

    The only ones after your nest egg are the ones currently sitting on it. If you’re in Canada, chances you have most of your investments intact, and it’s due to the economic wisdom of past governments. Of all the parties, the CPC is most aligned with the ones who’d happily clean you out if it meant a good year for their corporation.

    Anyone seriously using the word “commie” in reference to people not in the Communist Party is of course completely out to lunch and we can safely disregard their input.

  • DougM

    Kenny, stop the lunatic raving. You know full well that if Harper was a dictator, Dion, Taliban Jack and Duceppe would be in jail or dead – trying to steal power from a true dictator doesn’t end well for the thieves. Secondly no government is required to sustain organizations that don’t perform or reflect the government’s priorities, – “Real Women” never got a cent from the Liberal governments, use a different tobacco. Our local paper has run a number of editorials during the election – not one positive for the Conservatives – its owned by the (Liberal) Aspers – The Torstar is openly anti-Harper. Are you really so dim as to believe there is balanced reporting on this election????

  • Anonymous

    No, we have the smartest citizens. The CPC does not deserve a majority, and their flaws cannot be papered over by a zealous peanut gallery.

    If you disagree with the majority of the electorate, it’s really not Canada’s problem. It’s yours. Deal with it.

  • Anonymous

    For a smart guy, you’re quite the sock puppet this week. Pity.

  • Anonymous

    What are the government’s priorities, Doug? You must be special. Might help if they’d share those with more of us.

    I’m very much looking forward to when Harper steps down, cos we’ll finally start hearing about how it really was in his cabinet. I don’t think the word s “democratic” or “collaborative” will come up much.

    I wouldn’t have taken you for a member of “Real Women” but I still have an open mind. You go, girl!

  • batb

    “And we as voters deserve to know exactly what that is.”

    Every time Prime Minister Harper tries to tell us, the media cries foul. Either he won’t answer Terry Milewski’s gotcha questions — or, when he does, and Terry’s not happy with the answer, PM Harper’s supporters become, in the parlance of the media, “like a lynch mob” — or his policy statements aren’t featured in the MSM’s news casts. I’ve learned more about PM Harper’s policies since watching SunTV for two weeks than watching all of the legacy media’s coverage over the past six.

    ‘Depends what you mean by “legitimate questions and criticism.” If you mean by that pile-ons of the PM, screaming CBC reporters, or slobbering-for-the-Librano$ CTV sycophants (you’d think Craig Oliver would get over Trudeau, seeing as he’s been dead for 11 years), then you might have to rethink and reword that statement.

  • batb

    “Of all the parties, the CPC is most aligned with the ones who’d happily clean you out if it meant a good year for their corporation.”

    OK, kenn2, cough it up. Who/what are these “ones who’d happily clean you out if it meant a good year for their corporation”? Names, please.

    You never answer questions about Power Corporation, their close, almost incestuous, ties with the Librano$, and their corporate profile. They’re one of the most powerful corporations in North America and they’re playing the LPC like a fiddle.

  • batb

    The NDP, the LPC, and the Bloc don’t deserve even a minority, let alone a coalition of losers. Something stinks when you get these guys together.

  • batb

    The NDP, the LPC, and the Bloc don’t deserve even a minority, let alone a coalition of losers. Something stinks when you get these guys together.

  • batb

    ‘so Mr. Prager, where are you? You’ve got some ‘slaining to do.

    ‘Problem with you left-libbers is you shoot out your inaccurate, often incendiary and stereotypical, anti-c/Conservative rhetoric without any proof or factual justifications and then skip outta town.

    About how far away are you now?

  • batb

    ‘you got some ‘splaining to do.

  • Anonymous

    Who/what are these “ones who’d happily clean you out if it meant a good year for their corporation”? Names, please.

    Where have you been for the last 4 years? Names? Just about every large company or private fund operating in North America, particularly in the financial sector. Start with the S&P 500. Who do you think dinged your investments? Who do you think received trillions of taxpayer money in bailouts? Anti-poverty groups?

    All the petty right-wing cuts to social or progressive innovation here or in the US won’t recover a thousandth part of the money lost in investments or paid in bailouts… to corporations who haven’t ever been charged and who still operate as they wish, without proper oversight. The same ones who are now making record profits again, but you think they need …tax cuts. Bravo.

    You’re so busy cheering on the conservatives as they stamp on ants that you’re missing the rhino loose in the yard. I recall that you saw sense regarding the sellout of Potash Corp, but you don’t seem to have connected the rest of the dots.

    You never answer questions about Power Corporation…

    How is there room under your bed for all these boogie-men?

    The best proof that there really is nothing going on vis the super-eeevil Power group is the Liberals themselves. Do you think a party backed by evil masterminds would be near-broke, or in such disarray? Pretty lousy fiddle-playing.

  • Anonymous

    When in trouble,
    when in doubt –
    Run in circles,
    scream and shout.

  • batb

    Hey, I’m feeling calm, cool, and collected, enjoying a glass of Pinot Grigio, and looking forward to some Rowe Farm burgers and a broccoli salad.

    The only screaming and shouting (and a little twisting) I ever did was when the Beatles came to town.

  • batb

    Who bailed out all of the big corporations in the U.S. — a lot more than the CPC did up here? Oh, surprise, surprise, the Obama Dems, the “Liberal$” of the U.S., who now own about 60% of GM.

    If the Librano$ had been in power, you can be sure that the bailouts would have been a lot bigger. Heck, if the NDP had been in power, Canada would be bankrupt.

    The CPC has been prudent and has saved a whole lot of jobs by their bailouts. There had to be some bailouts, I’m not happy about any of them, seeing as my family lives within its modest means, but any government who let huge corporations go totally down the tube would be negligent and responsible for a huge surge in unemployment.

    It doesn’t matter what the CPC has done, they’re damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

  • Anonymous

    Who bailed out all of the big corporations in the U.S. — a lot more than the CPC did up here?

    Um, Bush. (Google TARP). Continued by Obama. because they were to some extent required, as you’ve already pointed out.

    But you’ve missed the whole point! Who drove their companies on the edge and off a cliff, taking other companies (and people’s retirement savings) with them, which made bailouts necessary?

    Wait… I’m getting an encoded transmission from Power Corp…. sorry, gotta go.

  • ShawnC

    batb – I understand you’re ‘hot under the collar’, however, I only reported the Ottawa Citizen’s editorial (to add to the other newslines in ST’s blog). Now let’s look at your statement: “ShawnC, ‘you can’t negotiate with a bully’? So, how is it that PM Harper is the bully when it’s three parties against one?”

    I agree with you – it’s been that way since the CPC was formed. And everything is good now (to me, at least)

    Note to kenn2 – Your worst fears have now come true – Now that Harper has the majority:

    Abortion will be banned, crosses will hang in every classroom, mandatory church attendance will be initiated, all liberals will be jailed (and Layton will be hunted down with German Shepherds); the Canadian Forces manpower (and womanpower) shortages will be solved by the introduction of penal battalions; Darwin’s evolution will be stricken from schools; public hangings will once again be in it’s rightful place in society; Wendy Cukier and her minions from the Coalition for Gun Control will be wearing orange coveralls and picking up garbage by the roadsides with Gary Mauser watching over them with an unregistered 12 guage and … (the best of all) … womyn will only speak when men speak to them.

    Only kidding ;-)