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Ex-Prime Minister Lobbying: Opportunism and Corruption?

©2016 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee

  [caption id="attachment_3872" align="alignnone" width="688"]Harper leaves a trail of destruction behind him Is Stephen Harper's destruction of Canada Finished, or just Starting?[/caption]      

Resigned Politicos and Lobbying :  Opportunism and Corruption?

     

Harper Now On Pension —As a  Private "Consultant" Lobbyist?

Is political lobbying opportunism and corruption? If CANADA'S   Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is foolish enough to ratify  the TPP "free trade' deal as it exists, AS it was so "deviously carefully" set up in such a rush by  Conservative ex- Prime Minister Stephen Harper, —foreign national corporations will not only gain control of Canadian resources, but with potential lawsuits and damage claims for "potentially lost profit".  Such threats, lawsuits and claims will essentially dictate, hamstring, and limit Canadian environmental regulations and standards.  Worse yet, the "tribunal" to be used for settling such legal cases is clearly loaded against Canada. 

Having now resigned, and going on *pension, has Stephen Harper set himself up to be Canada's richest and most successful consultant-lobbyist?

 

 

Has Harper Resigned  with Opportunism and Corruption  in Mind?

 

Mr. Stephen Harper recently resigned as an MP,  and is starting his  new "consulting" (read lobbying) business; Canadians have every reason to be skeptical and very concerned.  Is Harper's future  plan opportunism and corruption?  How about a sell-out of Canada, and even treason?  Mr. Harper will 'consult' with foreign corporations and governments.   Why would he bother to do that, you ask? 

Clearly, as a 'private' consultant,  he will be in a position to enable foreign national corporations and states including Communist China  to further take advantage of the Canadian TPP with insider information, timely advice,  choice contactsshady contracts, through questionable "friendships" established during his reign as Prime Minister of Canada.  He will be exploiting working within the massive, sloppy, corporate-enabling  and very questionable  'free' trade deal he himself RUSHED through parliament for approval prior to his resounding election defeat. Imagine how convenient...

   

A Prime Ministerial Legacy?

 

Is the T.P.P. a "Prime Ministerial" legacy for Canadians?  We think not.  The T.P.P. is closer to willful destructive entrapment and betrayal of the Canadian economy and loss of sovereignty.  Mr. Harper is all too aware of what he is doing.  Does that potential arrangement encourage kickbacks, sweet deals, or does this deal border upon  bottom-shelf-quality treason?  YOU, loyal reader, must decide. And soon.

   

The Instantaneous Reward

 

As a result of Mr. Harper's "resignation" from public office,  there is little doubt there  has been an instantaneous reward,  a  creative, devious and GREAT opportunity established for exploitation and further sell-out of Canada  —an opportunity—created by Mr. Harper himself—*as he collects his $170,000 annual MP PENSION from CANADIANS—AND an additional $58,000 "Prime Minister's Pension"  when he turns 67 years of age.

As an 'aside', we digress,  dear reader, but cannot help but do the math and point out that  Canada Pension for Ordinary Canadian retirees, seniors, all hard-working Canadians —is  less than ONE-TENTH of the greedy, completely unwarranted, excessively FAT pension  for DEFEATED, FAILED politicians,  'ex' Prime Minister or not.  The reality and arrogance of political self-entitlement  never fails to amaze, disgust, and anger ordinary Canadians.

 

A future Lobbyist at the Expense of Canadians?

 

Please do tell us if we're wrong, but we suggest any future involvement  or lobbying by Stephen Harper will merely add insult to injury.  Is consulting with foreign national corporate interests  in matters where  the Harper -devised TPP   is involved—nothing but opportunism,  corruption and worse?  

It is a serious potential conflict of interest, overt hypocrisy,  immoral,  and at the very least,  devious, poor ethics and un-Canadian.  Canada CAN and should be able to DO BETTER FOR Canadians!

   

The Solution

Let us be helpful  —as is our Canadian tradition,  wish everyone the best of luck, —and suggest that  "Canada's friend"  Stephen Harper  be prohibited from "consulting" or lobbying  in any deals  between foreign interests and our government in Ottawa  —which include  any and ALL  resources including but not limited to free trade practices,  the labour market,  the energy sector, mining and minerals, water, food,  transportation, pipeline construction, communications,  or intellectual property   in  provinces or territories of Canada for the COMPLETE DURATION of  Mr. Harper's  shady "free trade deal"—however long it takes.

Are you listening, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

  • A special note......By the way, Americans should be paying serious attention to the T.P.P. as well --President Barack Obama is pro-T.P.P.  The question must be WHY—when it is so clearly NOT for the benefit of average Americans or Canadians either.  So —WHO is the beneficiary of the TPP?   Think, people....

 

There. That ought to do  it....

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Issues: Unbelievable

©2015 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee

 

[caption id="attachment_3528" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Unbelievable  Skepticism[/caption]

 

 

Three  things that are simply unbelievable

At times, that is.  We offer the argumentative POV that  life works best when practiced with      1) honesty, 2) diligence and 3) charity. There is much skepticism.  We seem to be wrong.  Or are we?

 

Unbelievable?   Try the Official Stink Test.


At Incoming Bytes that simple test can be applied  to love and matters of the heart, personal relationships,  how you treat  your spouse, dog, gerbil,  cats and kids, and neighbours.   How about that stranger, the old lady trundling down the street pushing a grocery cart, suspiciously gawking left and right. She may be smiling, ragged,  homeless,  or not.  Sketchy and paranoid, she may give you the shirt off of her back and share her dumpster sandwich with you because it's all she has to offer, but you won't give her a dime. Yes, that stinks.  Keep the concept in mind.

 

 

Unbelievable? Reality is built upon  your overview of life — personal beliefs, what you were taught, what you learned, what you practiced, what satisfied the inner child. Momentary personal beliefs, to be more accurate,  and practice makes perfect, for a mere moment from now, very little remains the same.

 

Honesty, diligence and charity  applies to human beings universally, including politics, or is that too unbelievable ? Too hard to understand? Too much to expect?


Disclaimer:  Wallow in the unbelievable. Facts may exceed the maximum scale in the stink test.


 

 

In overview, honesty should not include blatant lies,  fear-mongering, broken promises,  idiocy,  secret deals, ghosts corrupt lurking in the shadows of duff piled to unprecedented heights using big shovels with long, very crooked and greasy handles.

 

Integrity,  ethics, honesty,  true charity and compassion are increasingly unseen in ourselves, but more noticeably lacking in politics and our  so called  ' leaders'. Is it because honest leaders no longer exist? 

 

Oops.  Oh, golly-gee-whiz....that might be politically incorrect. We might hurt some 'feelings'.  We might disturb the 'agenda' which is being followed. We've always been told never to talk religion or politics.  So much for  Harperman, the Great Niquab debate, the sell-out of Canada, corruption, Senate scandals,  wedgies, big hair  or the smoke and mirrors  of  the great Canadian election.  

Skeptical? Go figure. 


 

 

Better yet, go voteFor honesty, diligence, and charity.

 

 

 

 

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