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In Stephen Harper's military, the walking wounded may envy the dead. Soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been sent home to Canada in flag-draped coffins to be received by politicians, military brass, family and friends before going down the Highway of Heroes. But soldiers who sustain an injury or struggle with their mental health upon returning home from the horrors of war are left out in the cold.
A democratic society needs an aggressive and free press able to pursue truth where it finds it, to give Canadians the information they need to exercise their democratic rights responsibly, to celebrate their victories, and to help hurting communities mourn their losses.
There's no doubt about it, the evidence is there for all to see: Canada's Conservative government is waging a war on working class people. Whether it's special legislation, decrees or omnibus bills, the government will stop at nothing to put workers in Quebec and Canada in their place, along with the organizations that represent them.
“[…] all those no-good bastards sitting on the sidewalk in Halifax that can’t get work”
If you have the sentiment that the country is headed in the wrong direction, you are absolutely right.
Like me, you are probably wondering what happened to building a society based on fairness, solidarity and equality for all Canadians.