Talk:Domestic policy of the Stephen Harper government

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Clean up grammar[edit]

Could someone please help me to clean up the grammar on this page. It is quite terrible at times. Thanks.

Jonelliott 16:36, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Economic policy[edit]

I will be transferring in a few days/weeks some of the economic policy info (all the way down to the fiscal imbalance) including the three budgets (including 2008) to a new article, although there is already article on both Harper budgets, maybe some of the budget info should be added into those two which will give more info then was it has right now. If any editor would have to add more economic material (i.e the Canadian dollar, oil, etc.) Any objection for that?--JForget 01:30, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

I support creating an "economic policy" article. Kevlar67 (talk) 17:55, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Split of the economic section is done - although someone who is more expert on economic issues should probably add the government's view on other things and other policies. The other sections should stay as it is for now - they are not long and detailed (and notable?) enough for a separate article Now with the article at 41k, I've removed all split and quite frankly the merge tag should go - I think it's the Stephen Harper as Premier Minister article that should be merged.--JForget 16:13, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

POV tag[edit]

I added this (again) because this page remains only a rehash of Conservative Party press releases and supporting commentary by allied media/pundits; there is nothing here about the Omnibus bills, native policy, democratic (non-)reform, or the provinces' or public's views about and so much more; this is advertising. I'd proposed deletion back during the 2011 campaign and openly POV/avowed conservative-ideology votes were counted against me, and I wound up blocked; it was for that reason I boycotted Wikipedia for a long time (only two edits in 2012, in fact) until I noticed that anti-native propagandists were POVizing and vandalizing the Idle No More and Theresa Spence articles, all on the same talking-points as Tory politicians; IMO all this series of articles need retitling to "Domestic policy of the Government of Canada". "Harper government" might seem ordinary to non-Canadians but it's well-known and scandalous in Canada that this government ordered bureaucrats to start using "Harper government" instead of "Government of Canada" on letterhead and in press releases. This is a POV ad-page and should not be up under this title, or with its current content, come the next election campaign (really already underway though the date has not yet been picked). As someone noted in discussing one of the others in the series, the article is flawed from the start as speaking from the Tory angle, with criticism only marginally included; the framework is Tory, pure and simple; the person who created these articles made the jejune argument that he thought it was "interesting" material about "an important prime minister" even though they were started just after Harper came to power in 2006; I hear that 'interesting' claim on things like the POV attack re Adrian Dix (see Talk:Adrian Dix) and the onslaught from mining industry p.r. hacks on Talk:Mount Polley mine disaster and elsewhere; disingenuous "interest".

Not that Wikipedians are known for their political acumen or fairness or their willingness to take on hard realpolitik about wikipedia being used as a p.r. platform for anyone with enough money to pay or recruit "volunteers" to churn out stuff like this; no doubt there will be equivocations posted defended this article on "guideline" and "sources" grounds; but it's POV as hell and meant as advertising, and there are other sources than those plumping up this government than those already here; back in 2011 I was finding Harper-mentions on all kinds of town and building/infrastructure articles of the "Harper gave away some money", "Harper slept here", "Harper cut a ribbon here" and so on.....then I found these. These remain offensive as POV spew and have decidedly controversial titles; yet the AfD was decided by a then-teen in Scotland based on biased attacks on me by conservatives in Australia and Virginia; none of whom know the Canadian political milieu or realize the monopoly-ownership nature of Canadian "reliable sources" (mainstream media). I see the Environmental policy of the Harper government article has a lot more "balance" by way of criticism but it, too, started out as advertising; the Foreign policy of the Harper government was a straightforward revisionist account of Canadian political history filtered through Tory-speak, and made little mention of what had come before. Where it stands now I don't want to look, the subject is nauseating and an embarrassment to the 60% of Canadians who do not like where he has taken the country, and are mortified by our new international image as a hawkish petro state with a bad record for exploitive and murderous mining practices in other countries.

Same as domestically, it's not the same country we knew, we don't recognize it anymore, just like he bragged to Republicans in the US before their help in getting elected to power in 2006. Not that I'm going to watchlist this again, but this was missing a POV tag; and really needs t he advert tag, which I see was removed frmo the environmental policy one with the claim "POV is enough, advert not necessary", as if biased content and spammmishness were the same thing; they're not, but again there you have a lack of political acumen and lack of acquaintance with the political milieu acting in the dark; or disingenuously; though that article has lots of anti-Harper POV now...it was still written and conceived from a Tory propaganda perspective. and should not be online during an election campaign as it's just advertising and very blatantly so and taht is against the law in Canada unless the cash value of the work is declared as election expenses and approved by the Chief Electoral Officer. Arguments that Canadian law does not apply are not valid; American border stations make a point of not violating that law, because of the size of their market in Canada; same should apply to Wikiepdia, where discretion should be more common than blind equivocation....but isn't.Skookum1 (talk) 07:09, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

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