- Stephen says he cares about the veterans and always makes much of our courageous men and women in uniform. But then he forced veterans off their pensions with meagre lump sums and has abandoned wounded soldiers to fend for themselves. He says, “Ottawa has no special obligation or ‘social contract’ with veterans.”
- Stephen says he cares about middle class families. But he continues to push his union busting legislation that takes away people’s right to unionize by making it easier for employers to intimidate workers and engage in illegal union busting. That hurts families and the economy. “Countries with the highest percentages of union membership have the most income equality.”
- Stephen says he cares about women (“the niqab is anti-woman”). But then he uses taxpayers’ money to fight 380 female employees of the RCMP who have a sexual harassment class action suit against the force. Why is he forcing women into the courts to get justice? And now, as the military appears to be waffling on serious and important recommendations made by a former Supreme Court judge in a report on sexual harassment in the military, what will he do?
- Stephen says he cares about keeping Canadians safe. But then he stokes fear of the other by attempting to limit the human rights of new Canadians to wear what they want to their own citizenship ceremony; by insulting Muslims; and by speaking ignorantly of Islam. His fear mongering gives permission to some Canadians to act out their prejudices, sometimes in violent ways. How is that keeping us safe?
- Stephen said he cares about the lives of children victimized by child pornographers. (“You’re with us or you’re with the pornographers.”) But then he forced the RCMP to “donate” $10 million from this program to help balance the budget. Now the RCMP has fallen far behind in following up on tips from the public and there are dangerous individuals on the loose on-line. Who’s on the side of the pornographers now?
- Stephen doesn’t even bother to say he cares for murdered and missing Aboriginal women. He says that a national inquiry isn’t necessary because 40 studies have already been done. He neglects to mention that almost none of the more than 700 recommendations in these studies have been implemented by his government. He told the families: “It’s not high on my radar.”
Stephen’s not in it for you. Why are you in it for him?