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Saturday, September 20, 2008 

Former Tory Candidate Who Rebelled At 'In and Out' Scheme - Warns That Harper Is A Threat To Democracy!

"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, (Lawyer) 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.

"The pattern emerging from the Harper Conservatives' control of the selection of the candidates makes one wonder if Mr. Harper would not prefer to be the top guy in a presidential republic," Marler writes in a book he has self-published on his website.

"If the Conservatives were to wind up with a majority government, then Mr. Harper would be an absolute ruler so long as his party were in power and without any constraint from the members of his party who would have been carefully selected to mutely follow him wherever he might lead."

Montreal Gazette

Excellent post leftdog - when former candidates - your base - in your own party start attacking you, you know that puffin poop is coming to crap on your head.

Marler's whole essay is quite an excellent read. He offers a context historically for the Quebec situation for both the Liberals and the Conservatives.

The man has grace and favours changes to the system that will be good for Canada.

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