Years ago I blogged here about the motivation behind Harper being one of absolute loathing for the country he happened to exist in. I can't seem to locate that post now, but I still think I have a point. Harper's goal is to destroy the Canada that you and I know and love, which is to say he aims to destroy Canada. Piece by piece, like some twisted Dark Age torturer with his victim.
Think of the end games. Ask, where does all this lead?
Replacing Canadian workers with cheaper foreign replacements without the same protections as Canadian workers, residents, and citizens. Ultimately, this destroys the middle-class wages that sustain the collective wealth and economic health in the country. What is left is a nation of low-paid serfs, stripped of rights, and living in poverty. Manufacturing jobs will return to Canada under these conditions, but they will be what we now call sweat-shops. I shit you not.
It's already started in the Tar Sands and wait five or ten years and those young men with the six-figure jobs and oversized pick-ups and hangovers up there will be a distant memory.
The Canadian Forces will exist as a colonial armed forces deployable on whatever misadventures the politicians in the Five-Eyes Coalition of the Gullible think of next. Veterans will receive no benefit or care because the state, to a Harpermind, has no obligation to them. They volunteered, after all. So fuck them and their families if they get themselves killed or wounded. There'll be no shortage of recruits in our poverty-stricken land.
Year Zero. No baseline data, no knowledge. No firm evidence upon which to challenge government policy. So what, when a supertanker ruptures on a rock in BC coastal waters. So what, when a ruptured tailings pond kills every river and lake in Northern Alberta. They don't give a damn if the entire country is rendered toxic. They are too clever not to know what the impacts are. They just do not care. The bucks will be made by the 'right' people and Canadians will writhe in misery and solastalgia, happy days.
The useful idiots who vote Conservative are not exempted.