Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Politicizing The RCMP
On Saturday, the RCMP forced a plane which was flying over Ottawa and Gatineau to land. The plane carried the banner "Stephen Harper Nous Deteste" -- Stephen Harper hates us. The plane and banner were hired by the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Given the 20,000 job cuts in the last budget, the message was understandable.
But the RCMP claimed that the plane had invaded restricted airspace, "although the pilot reportedly knew about the restrictions and steered clear of them, a claim Nav Canada confirmed, according to Canada.com."
Given the fact that, during the last election, the RCMP was tossing kids from Hraper rallies because they had identified themselves on their Facebook pages as non-Harper supporters, one has to ask, has the RCMP become the Prime Minister's private police force?
And, given the government's tight rein on the civil service, what we used to think was unthinkable has become quite possible. This is the man whose attack machine had puffins pooping on Stephane Dion's shoulder. Like all bullies, the prime minister can dish it out. But he can't take it.