Anti-prorogation rallies occurred across the country on Saturday with thousands attending, many with anti-Harper signs. I saw one shamefully depicting our prime minister as German mass-murdering dictator and notorious anti-Semite, Adolf Hitler. So, yes, there was genuine anti-prorogation sentiment on display, but mainly there was anti-Stephen Harper, anti-Conservative government sentiment.
According to CBC News, “More than 60 rallies were planned across Canada, with protests also slated for London, England, and several U.S. cities.” Why the heck do the Brits and the Americans care whether or not our PM suspends parliament using constitutional powers? Go figure.
Basically these are left-wing rallies: anti-war movement groups, unions, “you are fascists” sign bearers and so on. Scratch the average Liberal hard these days and you’ll find a socialist. That’s why ex-NDP politicians like Ujjal Dosanjh and Bob Rae are able to flourish in the Liberal Party of Canada. The politically naive Michael Ignatieff doesn’t stand a chance against these sharks.
So the unofficial coalition of Dippers and Grits set their organizations to the task of getting out bodies for the rallies.
It’s ironic to think that ultimate success of these protests is the ascension of the Grits-NDP to power replacing the Conservatives. Once there, the Grits would be heavily influenced by their de facto leader, Bob Rae. And this is ironic why?
Well, because Bob Rae—as premier of Ontario—prorogued parliament three times in his single term as premier. Christina Blizzard of the Toronto Sun reminds us that Rae prorogued the Ontario legislature in December of 1991, 1992 and 1994. On those occasions, the legislature did not sit again until April of the following years—a far longer suspension than Stephen Harper plans.
A lot of pot-calling-the-kettle-black going on. But that’s nothing new for the Grits. Rob Rae recently regaled an audience at the Liberal Party of Canada’s Victory Fund Bash with a song ridiculing Prime Minister Harper. The old hypocrite, Rae, proves yet once again that he has no shame, no moral compass and is capable to sinking to one new low after another.
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