The Harper government has tried to prorogue Parliament in an effort to stop the inquiry into the Canadian involvement in torture in Afghanistan, as well as to distract Canadians with the spectacle of an increasingly-militarized Olympics.
Harper's recent actions mirror the efforts by his ministers to suppress free speech and discussion in Canada, including the banning of U.K. M.P. George Galloway from Canada, the cutting of funding to the Canadian Arab Federation, the defunding of any organizations that are perceived to disagree with the government's extreme positions, and the attempts to introduce new laws to further define what kind of speech is "acceptable."
Canadians won't stand for this, and we aren't! It's time to stop Harper from telling us what our Canadian values are. There will be a sizable demonstration of people in Hamilton from all walks of life who are fed up with Harper turning Canada into a Bush-style, fenced-in "free speech zone," while destroying its international reputation, and you are invited to make it happen.
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