This book is one in a series of CCPA publications that have examined the records of Canadian federal governments during the duration of their tenure. As with earlier CCPA reports on the activities of previous governments while in office, this book gives a detailed account of the laws, policies, regulations, and initiatives of the Conservative minority government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper during its 32-month term from January 2006 to September 2008.
The 47 writers, researchers and analysts who have co-written this book probe into every aspect of the Harper minority government’s administration. From the economy to the environment, from social programs to foreign policy, from health care to tax cuts, from the Afghanistan mission to the tar sands, from free trade to deep integration, and to many other areas of this government’s record, the authors have dug out the facts and analyzed them.
The Harper Record was necessarily researched and written long before an election was called, but its publication does coincide with an election campaign and thus may help citizens to make informed choices about the future of their country. Regardless of the election outcome, its contents will continue to be relevant between elections. In detailing what a minority Conservative government really did, or failed to do, it may serve as a guide and model for future elections.
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Preface, by Bruce Campbell
Introduction, by Teresa Healy
Economy, Trade and Investment
Racialization and (In)Security
- Harper Conservatives and the Colour-Coding of Canada, by Karl Flecker
- Canada's Secret-Trial Detentions, by Matthew Behrens
- Migrant Workers Under Harper, by Evelyn Encalada, Erika Del Carmen Fuchs, and Adriana Paz
- Conservatives' No-Fly List Violates Rights, by Bruce Campbell
- Canada and International Human Rights, by John W. Foster
- Harper and Iraq War Resisters, by Joel Davidson Harden
- Peace and Democracy for Afghanistan, by John W. Warnock
- Harper, the Military, and Wedge Politics, by Steven Staples
Energy and Environment
(In)Equality and Public Services
Culture and Communications
About the Authors