Instead they believe US styled political attack ads that warn about the evils of a potential socialist, separatist alliance that is out to destroy our Canadian democracy.
The truth unfortunately is the opposite.
We now have a cabal of social conservative, PMO politicos that have run rough shod over the ministries of our government.
Similar to the destructive infection of neo conservative ideologies into all facets of the American political process, Harpers coterie of PMO agents in three very short years have infiltrated our governmental, departments, institutions and bureaucratic decision making processes.
Their influence has redefined, weakened and in some cases eliminated safeguards, funding and rights that protected the health of Canadians and provided social freedoms that used to proudly define our country to the rest of the world.
Defunding of women’s rights groups, reduced funding for the arts, limiting the access to government information, transforming immigration into a two tier system designed to provide preference to low cost temporary workers, not to mention their greatest achievement in their first year, the creation of an anti-environmental ministry.These rights and safe guards were not some ideological gifts from a previous Liberal government these were hard fought for concessions and protections that Canadians have lobbied for or in some cases gone to courts to achieve.
Where once we led on the world stage, we now impede, obstruct and confuse.
Our health ministry has buried two major reports outlining in detail the increased health risks caused by air pollution and ignored the world wide acceptance of safe injection sites in a spiteful attempt to reverse the decision of a provincial court.
Deregulation for deregulation sake has weakened our food inspection agency, defunded BSE controls at slaughter houses, reduced airline safety by turning over pre-fight inspections to financially struggling airlines and created our own made in Canada $75 billion sub prime mortgage market.
A sub prime market of underfunded, risky mortgages which have now been bought from the our banks with fabricated bravado and Canadian tax dollars.
Instead we now have a government that uses the courts against our parliamentary democracy to silence parliamentary opposition to their illegal acts such as offering a bribe to an independent member of parliament, and boldly sues it’s own institutions when it is caught circumventing electoral advertising rules.
A government with the sole purpose of the transforming Canada into their narrow vision of social conservatism.
A government who recklessly rushed the country into a federal election to secure majority power on the eve of an ensuing world wide economic crisis.
A crisis that their own economic departments had forecasted six months before.
Failing to achieve a majority mandate during this wasteful election this social conservative junta in one last desperate attempt tried to cripple any political opposition and create a virtual one party system by rewriting the electoral funding rules for political parties.
Despite their new found interest in performing the job they were elected to do, this is not a government that Canadians should trust to lead us through the next two years of economic hardship.
They had their opportunity and they have failed us miserably.
My Coalition banner is hanging by a thread in the hope that both the Liberals and NDP take the chance, no matter how slim to bring this government down.
I want a coalition for Christmas.