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38 reasons (and counting) not to vote for Harper

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Thirty-eight reasons not to vote for Stephen Harper… one for every day of the campaign. Feel free to add your own:

1. The Accountability Act that isn’t

2. Negative advertising (puffin poopers unite)

3. Afghanistan… Do you trust the man who unfixed his own fixed-date election legislation to bring the troops home in 2011?

4. Arrogance

5. Arts funding cuts

6. Atlantic Accord

7. Joel Bernard, the parachuted Nova Scotia Conservative candidate from New Brunswick who lives and works in Ottawa for an Alberta cabinet minister

8. Bill C-10, that one that allows the government to withdraw tax credits for Canadian films it deems too violent or pornographic

9. George Bush…

10. Chuck Cadman and the mysterious life insurance policy

11. Privatizing the CBC

12. In-and-out campaign financing

13. China

14. Climate change… witness the 83 square miles of ice—three times as large as Manhattan—that broke away from Ellesmere Island this summer because of global warming Harper’s government continues to pretend doesn’t exist

15. Stockwell Day

16. Trying to keep Elizabeth May out of the leaders debates

17. Cutting taxes on diesel fuel to encourage fossil fuel consumption

18. It’s the economy, stupid

19. Subsidies for ethanol producers

20. Non-fixed fixed Election dates designed to fix elections

21. Jim Flaherty

22. Lack of gun control

23. Stephen Harper

24. Hypocrisy

25. Immigration

26. Safe Injection Sites

27. Omar Khadr

28. Rakesh Khosla, Conservative anti-choice candidate, Halifax West

29. Kyoto

30. Rosamond Luke

31. Peter MacKay

32. Brian Mulroney, Karlheinz Schreiber et al

33. The secret settlement with Alan Riddell, a former Conservative candidates who sued the Tories for reneging on a deal to get him to step aside for a more prominent candidate in the 2006 election

34. Secrecy

35. Rosemary Segora

36. The phony just-a-regular guy sweater-vest ad

37. Refusing asylum to American war resisters

38. Youth Criminal Justice Act

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