CFN – While many people are frustrated with the Harper Government and in particular Bill C 38, Chantal Dupuis of Montreal has been working at asking the GG & Queen to step in. Below is a copy of the letter she sent in late June. It’s always interesting to see people take action to try and make Canada a better place.
Ms Dupuis wrote her second letter after getting this reply from Buckingham Palace.
Montreal, June 26th 2012.
Governor General of Canada
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
1, promenade Sussex
Ottawa, On K1A 0A1
OBJECT: FOLLOW UP WITH THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA CONCERNING THE DISMISSAL OF STEPHEN HARPER AS PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston,
I address myself to His Excellency for a follow up concerning a request I sent to Her Majesty The Queen in December of 2011 : «Official request, to Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, for the dismissal of Stephen Harper as Prime Minister of Canada ». (1)
Her Majesty answered to me and unfortunately refused to dismiss the Prime Minister.(2) I wrote back to Her Majesty (3) and she answered to me again.(4) In this second letter though Her Majesty told me that she acted through her Governor General and therefore Her Majesty transferred my request to His Excellency.
I also sent to His Excellency conjointly with the Members of the Senate of Canada and the Members of the Supreme Court of Canada , a request of intervention.(5) I have not received any answer yet.
I may seem insistent, it is because the hour is constitutionally out of control and His Excellency have the power and duty to intervene. It seems that the people with Honourable titles supposed be defend our Constitution as well as Canadians are not doing what they are expected to and what they are being paid for.
A majority of people thinks the role of Governor General is one of decorative purpose. Since it is not, now would be time to remind Stephen Harper and his Conservative party who the real boss is. When a Government is more preoccupied with satisfying the partisan friends than serving Canadians, there is clearly a huge problem. The Stephen Harper government wants to rush Bill C38 into Canadians’ throat without customary debate and refused any amendment by the Opposition, as if it was a perfect budget bill. I am sorry here, but this budget bill has more than just budget clauses and just this fact is wrong and it is a big enough reason to divide C38 into multiple bills to be properly amended. If it is passed as is, it will make future generations victims of bad governance by the Conservatives and it is unacceptable. I know that through this budget bill, His Excellency’s salary and pension will almost double but His Excellency’s duty to act now goes beyond His Excellency’s personal interests.
The BNA/Constitution of 1867 says in section 55 that His Excellency hold the power to Withhold Royal assent that would end Bill C38 with no discussion and no debate but His Excellency could also Reserve the Bill for the Signification of the Queen’s Pleasure which would be best. It would give time for a referendum on the Bill and it would not be perceived as a slap in the face by your Office toward the Prime Minister’s Office and the Privy Council (which the PM somehow also controls).
For all the reasons I wrote to Her Majesty, the attacks and disrespect constantly demonstrated by the Stephen Harper government in the House of Commons toward any opposition shows an evident lack of leadership. Election frauds and over spending are even bigger reasons for removing the Conservatives from the House of Commons. His Excellency have to act rapidly and use the power conferred to you through your function of Governor General of Canada.
I’ll finish with the only reasonable affirmation ever made by Stephen Harper: « When a government starts trying to cancel dissent or avoid dissent is frankly when it’s rapidly losing its moral authority to govern. » His Excellency should take this wise advice, put a reservation on Bill C38 and dismiss Stephen Harper, to the benefit of all Canadians.
Thank you for taking time to read my letter and act upon it. Have a great summer taking care of Canadians.
C.C. Her Majesty The Queen
What do you think my fellow Canadians? You can post your comments below.