Canada is now a country where the information provided by our federal government can be considered counter information to the intent of their stated actions. Prepared disinformation is delivered to our corporate media, who have become witless accomplices presenting opinionated analysis delivered by government and/or corporate funded publicists who soft peddle the governments position.
This is a government that is using our money to deliver hyped, self promoting, spin on an official government video site. They are trying to rewrite our history to match the talking points of its forth coming election campaign via publicly funded commercials, a modern day version of historical agitprop, one could say.
Similar to what I fear is too many other Canadians, I have become numb to the daily atrocities of the Government of Harper. We no longer see them in action, we can only rely on translating the veiled view that is allowed to reach light.
Here’s a video that was pulled from one of the television news shows that I originally posted in March 2009, the same month that the DOW reached it’s lowest recessional point, when the then minority Government of Harper had finally decided how they were going to use our money as infrastructure funding to pull the country out of the recession.
Baird the then Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (even the titles they give themselves are illusory) begrudgingly, at least by his outward display, is appearing before an all party parliamentary committee to provide details about how the Government of Harper will use the 35 billion dollars of our money that they are requesting.
Now that the Harper Government has a majority, their vile arrogant obstructionism is no longer within our view. Parliamentary committee hearings are chaired by the government, held in camera (meaning in secret) and shortened to the minimal time required, if they happen at all.
Back then the simple question was “How are you going to use the $35 billion”. We were never given an honest answer then, nor have we received an honest answer from the Harper Government since, about anything.
Recharge your outrage.