Harperland: Why the federal Conservatives need to stop it, already
By Yvonne Robertson
Illustration by Ehren Salazar
What happens when those in power have a disdain for facts? What happens when evidence is secondary to dogma, and the voices of scientists become irritating sounds to be ignored?
You get the Conservative Party ideology, and it’s running rampant on Parliament Hill. Under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the party’s ideological approach has become all the more evident, pardon the pun, when they got their long sought-for majority government in 2011.
Since then, there have been drastic cuts to social services. The destruction of the long-form census ridded the country of valuable information. And its policymaking has kept the most marginalized on the fringes and the most privileged front and centre.
The following opts for evidence-based approaches to illustrate the consequences of the ideology plague on a social, economic, and environmental level.
Why do we always have to fight? Why do we always have to do these protests? Why can’t the government fulfill its duty with due care and respect and give aboriginal women and our children the same as the rest of society?
The lack of actual cash in our pockets is putting the squeeze on vendors trying to sell the Seattle street newspaper Real Change.
This could be huge for street papers like Megaphone around the world.
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Megaphone’s art director, Jo Lee, has some pretty wicked Holiday greeting cards for sale.