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Those Crazy Canucks Are At It Again: #DenounceHarper

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Another political protest by Canadians flared up on Twitter this weekend under the hashtag of #DenounceHarper.  This weekend was Canada’s birthday holiday celebration of Canada Day (July 1st), and among the cheery tweets by the people emerged a strong trend in telling Prime Minister Stephen Harper what they think about him — it was not pretty.  Harper’s administration has had a growing authoritarian bent to it doing things like proroguing parliament (twice) when things looked difficult, silencing/intimidating scientists on environmental matters, planning an internet snooping regime, planning an airport snooping regime by recording all conversations taking place, stifling political debate in the house and forcing through legislation, etc.  In short, a lot of authoritarian/undemocratic things.  Take a look at the hashtag #DenounceHarper for a nice snippet of the political mood in Canada right now.

Could something like #DenounceCameron take off in the UK as an outlet for displeasure with the current government and its leadership?

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Written by Uninvited Interlocutor

July 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

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