Harper a threat to democracy: independent
Bitter former conservative candidate. Self-published book speaks of ‘muzzled’ MPs, financial trickery and PM obsessed with control
Friday, September 19, 2008
|CREDIT: MARIE-FRANCE COALLIER, THE GAZETTE
|Lawyer David Marler, running as an independent candidate in Brome-Missisquoi, fears a majority Conservative government would allow Prime Minister Stephen Harper to be “an absolute ruler without any constraint from members of his party,” who would mutely follow him.
A former Conservative candidate who was sidelined by the party after he refused to participate in a controversial in-and-out financial transfer in the last election, is warning that a Conservative majority government could pose a threat to democracy in Canada.
In a sharply critical attack on the party he once supported, David Marler, says he has come to realize that candidates who stand up for their ideas and speak their mind are not welcome in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s party.
Fantastic!! A kindred spirit!
I received this link today – here is an excerpt:
“An independent candidate, is truly free to serve their constituents because they have no party to conform to, no party whip to force them to vote one way or the other in Parliament and their loyalty is not divided. They have one employer and it is their constituents.”
To read this interesting article:
Or visit the site of the Coalation Of Independent Candidates (another Kindred spirit) at:
1. Party Interference With Local Ridings In Their Selection Of Candidates
“You don’t run for the Conservative party unless Doug Finley says you can”
Read on to see how the Conservatives have blocked the candidacies of locally nominated condidates!
“It’s Not About The Riding, It’s About The Party!”
What is the point of having local ridings if their candidates are chosen by party central?
Party Central has started to not allow candidates nominated by local riding assocations.
Examples Include: Brent Barr, Mark Warner, Bill Casey
But, just in a case you think that the Conservatives have a monopoly on interfering with local ridings, as we all know Michal Ignatieff was given a bit of help from the Liberal Politburo to start his political career: