Independent alleges Harper a threat to democracy

Harper a threat to democracy: independent
Bitter former conservative candidate. Self-published book speaks of ‘muzzled’ MPs, financial trickery and PM obsessed with control
ELIZABETH THOMPSON
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.
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.

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