Democracy in Canada

An Ailing Democracy

Since coming to power, the administration of Stephen Harper has made headlines for undermining government opennesses and accountability, introducing divisive if not outright unpopular laws, and ignoring or intimidating critics, including the fourth estate.

On such foundations dictatorships are built, leading to concerns about the state of our democracy. But how much of that foundation was actually laid by Harper, and how much was there before he even became prime minister?

from Is Harper a Cause or a Symptom of our Ailing Democracy
Sean Holdman, The Tyee. March 30, 2015

Assaults on Democracy and the Law
from Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled
The Tyee, August 10, 2015, Davis Beers, Tyee staff, and contributors