"President Bush, again defying Congress, says he has the power to edit the Homeland Security Department’s reports about whether it obeys privacy rules while handling background checks, ID cards and watchlists. "
Congress passes something, Bush wants something else, Bush wins, the legislative branch becomes even more subservient to the executive.
He's used signing statements to end run various laws of the land over 750 times since taking office. The Boston Globe does a good synopsis .
Harper will do the same if there's any opportunity at all. His regard for settled law is shallow at best, contemptuous more often.
And with a majority he will gut the Charter. That is a certainty.
Deep integration indeed. Deeply gutted.