OTTAWA—A buoyant Prime Minister Stephen Harper, fresh off a majority election win, returned to Parliament Hill Wednesday declaring that the “Conservative party is Canada’s party.”
Welcoming the new crop of Tory MPs, Harper said their victories helped the party win a “third mandate, our biggest strongest mandate, a majority mandate.”
“I really don’t get tired of using that word,” Harper said, as he addressed his 166-member caucus.
With Parliament set to resume Thursday — a month after the election — Harper said he was making good on his election pledge to hit the ground running.
“Even as a majority government — especially as a majority government — we must keep working to earn the trust of our fellow citizens,” Harper said.
“We must continue practicing the lessons of the past five years, holding to our principles but also listening, caring and adapting,” he said.
Democracy Gone Astray
Democracy, being a human construct, needs to be thought of as directionality rather than an object. As such, to understand it requires not so much a description of existing structures and/or other related phenomena but a declaration of intentionality.
This blog aims at creating labeled lists of published infringements of such intentionality, of points in time where democracy strays from its intended directionality. In addition to outright infringements, this blog also collects important contemporary information and/or discussions that impact our socio-political landscape.
All the posts here were published in the electronic media – main-stream as well as fringe, and maintain links to the original texts.
[NOTE: Due to changes I haven't caught on time in the blogging software, all of the 'Original Article' links were nullified between September 11, 2012 and December 11, 2012. My apologies.]