Hundreds of Canadian Websites Go Dark To Protest Treatment of Environmental Charities


As dysfunctional as the American political system appears to be right
now, it at least provides some checks and balances to unlimited power.
In a parliamentary system like Canada’s, if a government is in power
long enough to pack the Senate and the Supreme Court and gets a majority
government, it can pretty much do what it wants. Now that Stephen
Harper has his majority (earned with only 39% of the vote, but that’s
what happens with a first-past-the-post system and a Liberal party
meltdown) he is doing exactly what he wants.

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