Oddly, we often have short memories when it comes to the Harper government’s scandals. Of course, a 77-day election campaign is its own distraction.
No doubt, Harper’s Conservatives are grateful that the NDP and the Liberals are out promoting their candidates and campaign policies on their endless search for voter support. They haven’t forgotten the Duffy scandal; they just don’t have a minute to think about it.
However, election time is always a good time to remember. So, Humans vs Harper will take a moment to remind you of the worst federal government scandal in Canadian history, one your sitting Prime Minister apparently knew absolutely nothing about for a very long time. Continue reading
“I don’t speculate, and I particularly don’t speculate on my own actions.”
So said Stephen Harper, playing coy with reporters at a media conference about when he would call an election. Continue reading
Humans vs. Harper keeps learning more and more about Stephen Harper and his right wing evangelical gun-toting posse. We’ve recently learned that his official Conservative Party lawyer is a fellow evangelical by the name of Arthur Hamilton.
Arthur and Steve have been together since the founding of the Conservative Party in Continue reading
L-R Mike Duffy, Nigel Wright and Stephen Harper
Humans vs. Harper introduces you to a very special group of people, all of whom played a starring role in the Duffy scandal. Best HvH can tell, these unelected people own the corridors of power in Ottawa. Political scientists and others call this governing from the centre and consider it problematic. We call it owning the centre. Continue reading
Red Squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
From our roving Urban Nature Correspondent: Although not usually found nested in buckets like former Senator Mike, the Red Squirrel is common across North America and can be found frolicking in our forests and urban environments.
Also abundant in Prince Edward Island woodlots, the Reds weigh about 200 grams and range from 28 to 34 centimetres (11 to 14 inches) in total length. Reddish to yellowish on the back, they have a black line along the side, which separates the back color from their whitish underparts. Continue reading