Friday, June 15, 2007

Harper a Separatist?

That's what JimBobby Sez:

I reckon Harpoon's more than just a firewaller.

I figger he's an out'n'out separatist.Unity, interprovincial harmony and good federal-provincial relations stand in the way of separatism. Federalism's failure is separatism's success. If Harper was a federalist, he'd be in trouble. As a separatist, he's doin' everything right.

To which, one of his commentators, "Frank Frink" adds this old Harper gem:

"Whether Canada ends up with one national government or two governments or 10 governments, the Canadian people will require less government no matter what the constitutional status or arrangement of any future country may be."

- Stephen Harper in a 1994 National Citizens Coalition speech.

An indepedent Alberta would provide Harper with a "firewall" par excellance, though it would prevent him from being able to project Canadian military power in slavish service to his American masters.

I was moved to post Jim Bobby's musings from reading this morning's CBC.

Harper's imbecilic taunting of "So sue me!" to premiers angry about alterations of signed accords on equalization with the feds, and Harper's own breaking of verbal promises has many premiers from Atlantic Canada and Saskatchewan quite upset:

Newfoundland and Labrador's premier says he would prefer to settle a fight with Ottawa over equalization in the court of public opinion, but is nonetheless opening the door to joining a possible suit launched by Saskatchewan.


Nova Scotia has threatened to take similar action, although its key argument is that Ottawa has breached a contract by using legislation to amend the Atlantic accords.


Unknown said...

Harper is not a Separatist, he believes in "more freedom through les government", and the division of powers for the provinces and federal government.

thwap said...

As I said, his desire to use Canada's military to assist the US would give pause to his separatist inclinations.

As for "more freedom through less government," that's what he'd like you to believe.

Actually, he's "less public services, AND less freedom, through shrinking the welfare state and hugely increasing the government's policing powers."

Has he altered the Liberal gun registry that much?