Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Harper flip-flopping on gag laws

One of my biggest disappointments with Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been his failure to scrap Canada's election gag law.

This is a law which denies all Canadians the right to free speech, a law Harper opposed when he was president of the NCC.

Even worse -- he is writing up his own versions of the gag law.

I have an op-ed in today's Toronto Star which explains why Harper is abandoning principle on this important issue.

Check it out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obviously, the end result of these tactics of saying one thing and then doing the exact opposite is what we are witnessing in the current polls -- a complete loss of confidence of the Canadian citizenry in the PM (even many conservative minded ones.)

One could get away with a reasonable, considered change of political heart a few times in a career, but not on an almost daily basis without any adequate explanation.

That may indicate plain dishonesty and instability. Why would this change after a majority government is won?

Eventually, the Paul Wolfowitz's of the world have to be made to pay the piper...