Bill C-38: Another Conservative assault on Canadians

Posted on May 29th, 2012 2 great comments. Room for one more!

Bill C-38 is Harper’s so-called “omnibus” budget bill because the government is trying to cram so much into it — some of it good, some of it neutral, much of it horrible. This comes on the heels of other legislative doozies like Bill C-10 (the omnibus crime bill), Bill C-11 (the copyright reform bill), and Bill C-30 (the “Lawful Access” bill). Are you starting to see an ongoing theme here?

Among the list of things that our Fascist-inspired leadership is trying to get passed are:

  • Changes to Employment Insurance designed to push Canadians into debt and corporate servitude.
  • An increase in the mandatory retirement age designed to ensure people give up more of their earnings to banks through taxes.
  • Removal of already mostly non-existent CSIS oversight (this is the Canadian domestic spy agency).
  • Giving U.S. law-enforcement agents, such as the FBI, the same powers as members of the RCMP during cross-border operations.
  • Changes to environmental rules such as allowing the federal government to crack down on charities, including environmental groups, which advocate for better laws and policies; fast-tracking of big-corp projects through a weaker environmental review process; reduced protection for fish and fish habitats, exempting pipelines and power lines from the Navigable Waters Act and reduced protection for species at risk; laying off of over 600 Parks Canada workers; increased offshore drilling and on publicly-owned grasslands.

In response, a SOPA-like campaign is being waged called “BlackOutSpeakOut” in which some 13,000 websites are going dark to protest the ongoing scumbaggery of our federal government. Additionally, government opposition are doing everything in their power to slow down and kill this thing, or at least have it split up so that each part of the bill can be voted on independently instead of keeping the good parts in limbo because the bad parts have been glued to them in one giant bill.

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2 Comments on “ Bill C-38: Another Conservative assault on Canadians ”

  • Kathleen
    June 4th, 2012 4:43 pm

    No, it’s not bad at all at least what I can see. There is an error on the page: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 82 bytes) in /home/patrickb/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1402
    but thanks for publishing this. I’d like to find out more.

    I had no idea things like this were going on in Canada. I do wonder about one thing though – your title says “Conservatives”. Personally I don’t think the individuals that are responsible for these kinds of actions have any principles at all other than lining their own pockets!!! They’re just like the monolithic global corporations and the people whose wealth is tied to them here in the United States.

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  • Patrick
    June 4th, 2012 6:39 pm

    Thanks, Kathleen. I think the error’s been addressed but I’ll keep an eye out for this. That’s the problem with co-hosting :)
    Regarding the “Conservatives” in the title, I use that because this is directly tied to the Tories. However, the Liberals are not far behind so you make an excellent point — they’re all part of the same group we see operating pretty much globally.

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