Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A bit rich, dontcha think?

Steph Harper.
"To be sure, our government has no grand scheme to repeal or to unilaterally rewrite the Indian Act," Harper said in his opening speech.
"After 136 years, that tree has deep roots. Blowing up the stump would just leave a big hole."

This, from a man who seems quite comfortable with subverting 500 years of parliamentary evolution and convention?

6 comments:

Edstock said...

"our government has no grand scheme" — grand schemes require intelligence and creativity. No, it's the mean-spirited, tawdry, not-so-grand schemes that Stevie and his jackals may create that have me concerned . . .

Beijing York said...

He seems to have some "reward the more successful First Nations" scheme up his sleeve and that certainly has me concerned.

Maybe he views the less successful with the same jaundiced eye he has for what are dubbed "failed regimes" - the ones worthy of sanctions and bombing.

Rev.Paperboy said...

Blowing up the stump would just leave a big hole.

Well, if anyone knows about blowing and big holes, it's Stephen Harper

Constant Vigilance said...

The reference to a stump is telling. You can't get stump without cutting down a tree. Translation: Cut the Act enough so that there is effectively nothing left then do nothing.

Way Way Up said...

The century-plus old "Indian" Act simply must go.

Beijing York said...

What Harper wants gone is treaty land title and traditional land use rights. He wants to institute personal private property so that resource developers can buy property their interested in exploiting outright.

That is exactly what Harper's talk about economic development amounts to - easier access to resources for his corporate buddies.