Take notice Canada

I don't know if the electorate of this community is keeping up with the shenanigans of the Conservative government or the turmoil within the Liberal party. It's well past time we sat up and took notic

Dear Editor:

I don’t know if the electorate of this community is keeping up with the shenanigans of the Conservative government or the turmoil within the Liberal party. It’s well past time we sat up and took notice.

In 2005 Stephen Harper, quoted in the Montreal Gazette, said: “Information is the lifeblood of a democracy. Without adequate access to key information about government policies and programs, citizens and parliamentarians cannot make informed decisions, and incompetent or corrupt governance can be hidden under a cloak of secrecy.”

In 2008 he stated: “When a government starts trying to cancel dissent or avoid dissent is frankly when it’s rapidly losing its moral authority to govern.” (Canadian Press, April 18, 2005).

What happened? Why are these well-said statements now so aptly applicable to Stephen Harper himself? Why are his supporters still supporting him even when he has basically become what they once hated? What has happened to the “transparency” promised by this government?

It is obvious to me that Stephen Harper and his cabinet have lost their moral compass; they have no integrity and not one member of the cabinet has the backbone to stand up and say, “This is not what I signed up for.”

Wake up people.

Stella Owens