...Such a treasonous act undertaken by the government itself is something that requires more than rarefied political discourse. People have to be woken up to the dangers of an encroaching fascism, to a government that is attempting to gradually replace our democratic system with an autocracy in which any democratic processes have been rendered exercises in futility, and where, by extension, the government serves a narrow corporate interest and a small percentage of wealthy patrons.The Liberals won't call what Harper is doing "fascism" for two reasons, both of which have to do with what they see in the mirror. First, they haven't the balls because they still think Canada is a "nice" country and using that word to describe the Harper regime is too uncomfortable and impolite. Second, they'd have to confront their own ideology which likes trade, markets, and the private sector, albeit with a little more professionalism than the outright malicious thuggery of the assholes currently holding the reigns. They really believe in thuggery.
It is difficult to live in a society which is inching gradually toward autocracy as many of the citizens seem to blithely ignore the coming danger. There is a certain nonchalant attitude taken by many to the dangerous and insidious actions of a government that is falling into fascism. They have trouble believing that it "can happen here" or that our traditions can be subverted and perverted by a bunch of men dressed in suits. But not every coup is a violent one and sometimes what is best in a society is lost in a quite war of attrition.
The NDP won't use it because they haven't the balls either and are moving closer to the centre. A bit of power in a one-off election and they want more. Getting more means drawing votes away from the Liberals. Drawing votes from the Liberals means looking more like the Liberals. Looking more like the Liberals means looking wet.
Meanwhile, the Harper fascists will legislate themselves into perpetuity and we'll be nice enough not protest too much and upset things.