Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I Am (Not Stephen Harper's) Canadian

I Am (Not Stephen Harper's) Canadian
15650 Signatures
Published by Melissa Turtureanu on Mar 03, 2011
Target: Government of Canada
Region: Canada
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Background (Preamble):
The current governing party of Canada has issued a directive that reference to "Government of Canada" should be replaced by "Harper Government" in federal communications.

In changing the long-standing terminology "Government of Canada", the current governing party is seeking to equate its leader, Stephen Harper, with the the act of governing this country.

As a democracy, Canada is not run by one individual. It is a country run by an elected body, which is accountable to the people and answerable to the opposition.

In the words of Abraham Lincoln, "Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people."

The government of Canada is not Stephen Harper and Stephen Harper is not the government of Canada.

The government of Canada is the people and the people are the government of Canada.

One collective body, not one man, forms this government and make this country a beautiful place.
We, the undersigned, call on the Government of Canada to cease official reference to itself as the "Harper Government".

This is not just Stephen Harper's government. It is the government of the Canadian people.

Our country is not Stephen Harper's Canada. It is a democratic Canada.

I am not Stephen Harper's Canadian. I am Canadian.

We demand that all official references to the Canadian government continue to use "Government of Canada". Any official reference to "Harper Government" should be immediately ceased.
The I Am (Not Stephen Harper's) Canadian petition to Government of Canada was written by Melissa Turtureanu and is in the category Government at GoPetition. Contact author here.

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