The Canadian People Don’t Care I Broke The Law
"Harper said the only issue Canadians care about is the economy and its continued recovery."
Harper was asked if his refusal to acknowledge the contempt ruling is an indication of how he would govern should his party be returned to power.
"On the question of contempt, the only contempt in this election is the idea that Mr. Ignatieff's opposition can lose the election and form a government without an electoral mandate, with the support of the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois," he replied in French.
Harper did not use the word "contempt" in his English remarks.
It behooves each and every one of us as Canadians—no matter your political affiliation, because your government not doing its job should be a matter of utmost concern—to hold Harper to account for this.
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Stephen Harper was found guilty of the crime of contempt of parliament by the Canadian House of Commons. The guilty verdict disqualified Harper for re-election as he was dis-entitled as Prime Minister by the House of Commons.
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On March 21, 2011 a House of Commons committee ruled that the Harper government was in contempt of Parliament — an offense against the authority or dignity of Parliament, including disobedience to its commands or libel against it or its Members. Punishment for such an offense may take a variety of forms, up to and including imprisonment.
On March 25, 2011 the finding of contempt led to a motion of non-confidence introduced by Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff. The NDP and BQ supported them, which resulted in the adjournment of the 40th Parliament of Canada, and made Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government the first to fall on a charge of contempt of Parliament.
Any disregard of or attack on the rights, powers and immunities of the House and its Members, either by an outside person or body, or by a Member of the House, is referred to as a “breach of privilege” and is punishable by the House. There are, however, other affronts against the dignity and authority of Parliament which may not fall within one of the specifically defined privileges. Thus, the House also claims the right to punish, as a contempt, any action which, though not a breach of a specific privilege, tends to obstruct or impede the House in the performance of its functions; obstructs or impedes any Member or Officer of the House in the discharge of their duties; or is an offence against the authority or dignity of the House, such as disobedience of its legitimate commands or libels upon itself, its Members, or its Officers.
20 Reasons To Say NO To Harper
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