[This is a great comic/information on what Stephen Harper has done to trainwreck Canada. Granted, a lot of leaders are baddies and I don't think Harper is any different. Even if you're not Canadian, I'm sure you'll find this interesting, as I'm sure you will relate to your country and maybe even be a bit surprised at how nasty Canada has been over the past ten years. t]
Which Canada Will You Vote For?
Which Canada will you vote for? I want a government that puts its citizens’ best interests first. Please forward and facebook this link as widely as possible. I’d be delighted if every voter in the country could see it. We cannot afford for the first government in Canadian history to be found in contempt (as close as Canadian law comes to what in the U.S. would be impeaching a president) to go from there directly into a public mandate.
Links supporting the assertions in my comic are compiled here. The above comic is separated into 24 individual segments, so you can drop any piece of it into an email or something to someone who may not take time to read the whole thing. I welcome you to share this comic in whole or in part or print them for your own use provided that you make no changes to the content. I have worked to ensure that each segment remains clear when taken out of context as much as possible, although naturally I consider it more eloquent when viewed in its entirety. You may also find the individual segments of this comic using a black background instead here. This entire comic is also available as four double-page 11”x17” images here; they are laid out in such a fashion that they will print as two double-sided pages that staple and fold into a tidy eight page comic. Single letter sized pages are here. You may print for your own use, share with family, friends, people you agree or disagree with, or even simply leave it somewhere that other concerned voters may pick it up. Several of my other projects have indicated that leaving something like this lying around on your kitchen counter will result in a surprising number of visitors picking it up and reading it. ;o)~
I you would consider doing something only mildly subversive, grab your favourite bits from above and post, email, or otherwise distribute a reason a day for regime change in the days leading up to the election.
If you enjoyed this work you may be curious to see comics that I created for the 2008 Canadian federal election. The first addressed the issue of Harper’s environmental policy under then environment minister John Baird and what intensity-based targets really means. The second spoke more broadly of Harper government economic policy.
In 2010 I also created a one page comic specifically about Canada’s war on science.
I like working for ethical causes. If your event, program, organization, or cause would value a playful way to convey your compelling message, contact me.
This entire project is an unpaid labour of democratic hope, made with volunteered hours and personal resources. If you would like to support further projects like this in future, any donations would be greatly appreciated and put to a good purpose. A portion of any donation made here will go to printing physical copies of this comic, which I will release into my community. I half wish I could circulate them where people lined up to vote, but I suspect there are laws against that and I can’t spare time on election day to find out. I’ll be content to cast my single vote and feel I’ve done my best. I still have faith in the potential of democracy. My dream is that the majority of voters who are apathetic or otherwise don’t vote will all stand up to be heard, because all by themselves they could elect a majority government that actually put the well being of Canadians first, even if their candidate was ‘none of the above’.
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