I have to say thank you to the Harper Government. Thank you to all the Conservative Ministers and Members of Parliament. You make me glad, relieved really, to be so privileged as to hold a Canadian Citizenship.
Thank you especially to Jason Kenny, Minister for Citizenship and Immigration. Jason Kenny first got my attention for amending immigration materials to include expectations of tolerance in our society. More recently, thank you for cancelling fraudulent citizenships for people who wish to abuse our privileges without committing to our society. Well done.
Thank you of course to Stephen Harper, our Prime Minister. These happy years of steady leadership have been a blessing and a boon to all Canadians. I'm not surprised he has been named "Statesman Of The Year." I have long regarded Stephen Harper as best Prime Minister in many decades, possibly the best in a century. We have not only weathered this economy, we have thrived in it.
We notice how responsible and prudent the Harper Government has been.
Take the closing for relations between Canada and Iran? Talk about proactive. After the US Ambassadors murder and the storming of 2 US Embassies, on September 11th no less, the prudence of the Harper Government is clear.
Now take this private members bill C-377. It makes Unions divulge their spending details. Sounds innocent enough but it seems to have kicked up a hornet's nest with the Unions. A great teacher of mine used to say: "a guilty conscience pricks the mind." How true. This innocent bill now seems essential. May nothing stand in the way of its careful passing. I'd like to know what is so important to hide? Please include appropriate penalties for fraud or evading the new law.
Perhaps it will clear the way for optional union membership one day? This is what real 'Hope' looks like. Hope for continual improvement of the country, even hope for better unions. Who could argue that a union made of involuntary members would be as good to it's members as one where members could leave? Heck I'd like to see unions compete for members.
We only have to look south to see how lucky we are here; though we could look anywhere. We are so lucky to have the responsible Harper Government manage the care and conservation of this great country.
Thank you all. I sleep soundly as the storm rages.