Long ago, Stephen Harper said something I bet he wishes he could take back: “You won’t recognize Canada when I get through with it“. That sneering statement, along with appointments of vicious nuts like Darrel Reid and the fact that Harper has always felt compelled to muzzle his MPs on explosive social issues, has driven the fear of a Hidden Agenda that’s made a CPC majority government so elusive ever since.
But maybe not for long.
Let’s say there’s an election this year (good possibility), Harper wins a majority (also a possibility, though not quite as good), and he’s finally free to unleash that frenzy of social conservatism he’s kept bottled up all this time and shun, beat and stone us to a bloody biblical pulp with it. Will he? Or will he just go about privatizing the CBC and cutting liberal programs, and save the pious punishment for another day? I think it would be some combination of the two: a little red meat reward thrown to the socons, but the greatest emphasis on cutting programs and privatizing shit rather than turning Canada into some kind of brainless Jesusland North… but I could be wrong…
What do you think Canada would look like under a Harper majority government? Would we really not recognize it?