Each week, Kyle Muzyka sifts through what our PM has been up to in this column, The Radical Adventures of Stephen Harper, for your personal enjoyment. (You can see his archived reviews of 24/SEVEN here.)
A big and hearty hello to those who take in the TRASH each week. In case this is the first article you’ve read about The Radical Adventures of Stephen Harper, I’ll catch you up: he hasn’t done much.
Now, onto this week. His web series, 24SEVEN, centred on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Included in the video was a speech by the Prime Minister himself. Over a minute in length, the speech contained words about how we can properly remember those that lost their lives in the most important war in Canadian history. He probably said other things, but how about YOU try to listen to Harper speak for a minute.
Remember last week, when I mentioned that there was a slight speed bump in the Canada-EU trade deal that was perceived to have been done almost a year ago? Well, now, as 24SEVEN proudly reports, the deal is almost done. And by almost done, they mean it will be done in approximately two years, at least according to the Globe and Mail.
And finally, Harper caught another Redblacks game, and even though they lost (and fairly badly, I might add), the Prime Minister was still in high spirits. Watching a football game sure beats doing Prime Minister stuff!
What didn’t make it into his weekly propaganda this week included a bevy of issues, albeit minor ones, concerning our leader.
As an avid making-fun-of-Stephen-Harper fan, I’ve been wondering for the past little while the reasoning behind the Prime Minister’s bold decision to stand behind Israel during this particular conflict. It seems as if the National Post wondered the same thing, as they posted this article about the possible reasoning behind his resounding support.
Is it about securing Judeo-Canadian votes in Canada? Or is it because he simply sees Hamas as a threat to all of us, and not just Israel? The National Post author, Mark Kennedy, seems to think the latter. I’ll let you draw out your own opinion on that one.
Another interesting opinion piece, this time from the Toronto Star, states that Stephen Harper is the best thing that could have happened to the Canadian environment.
*Mrs. Broflovski voice* “WHAT WHAT WHAT?”
Amidst all of his suppression of the environment and the passing of laws that allow further exploitation of it, the writer, Rick Smith, states that it’s starting to make activists angry. It’s an uphill battle (or now, it seems, activists are fighting a brick wall) and it’s starting to irritate them. Could it mean that we might start seeing progressive changes in the near future?
Probably not, but it’s a nice thought.
In what is the most death-gripping story this week, Stephen Harper unfollowed Homer Simpson’s official account on Twitter this past week. As if he couldn’t get ANY more boring.
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