Remember, we are all in this together.
So, Canadians of all political persuasions, but particularly Conservative Party supporters, need to change the subject in Ottawa. They need to do so by being positive and going on the offensive. Meaning, that instead of watching, reading about or repeating the libelous behaviour of Liberal and NDP Members of Parliament in the House of Commons — including how Speaker Peter Milliken has responded to Conservative points of privilege — we need to concentrate on what the “Harper Government” has accomplished over five years.
As with the unprofessional behaviour of Liberal and NDP MPs in the House of Commons, we need to ignore the media who are openly partisan and anti-Conservative in the extreme — such as CBC news reporters and on their flagship politics show. No viewers, no readers, no ratings, no advertisers.
The good news is that the Canadian economy is in great shape. According to the Financial Post, “The Canadian economy ended the year with a bang” and I quote:
“The Canadian economy grew by a robust 3.3% annualized in the final three months of 2010, Statistics Canada reported Monday, as exports did the heavy lifting in the quarter. The data suggested the economy ended the year with a bang, as real GDP advanced 0.5% in December on a month-over-month basis.”
Moreover, there is the Elections Canada issue. If EC officials found it necessary to investigate and charge Conservative Party of Canada officials for the “In and Out” scheme allegedly used during the 2006 election campaign, then they should also have treated the Liberal, NDP and Bloc parties the same — because we know they all used the same strategy. In fact, the Bloc invented the scheme during the 2000 election. However, by not doing so, EC officials are undermining the very democratic traditions that put the agency in place in the first place — by displaying a complete lack of fairness and balance. (See, for example, my update below.)
So, let’s keep in mind that there is plenty of good news at the moment. The Government of Canada, currently under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative caucus, is doing very well. And, perhaps that is the reason for the unfounded attacks it is receiving. Jealousy and the fear that they will get a majority government.
Well, whatever the causes of the latest oppositional hysteria, when combined with the way the publicly funded CBC is providing media coverage, matters are coming very close to anarchy — all the more reason to change the subject by promoting the accomplishments of the Harper Conservative government.
Update: Stephen Taylor has a post showing how the “In and Out” was done by all the parties! Just follow the tiny URL in his Tweet.