The Trouble Up North

stephen harper

We’ve been remiss in not addressing the disturbing news from our neighbors up north. Canada has just elected its own George W. Bush and things don’t look so good for The Gays. Our reader Andrew sent this to us earlier this week.

Thought you might be interested in the sad turn of events in last night’s Canadian election: the Conservatives (Canadian equivalent to the American Republicans) won a minority government. As a queer Canadian, this worries me a great deal. Stephen Harper, our Prime Minister elect, plans on repealing the marriage act so as to not include same-sex couples in the act, and instead only granting separate civil unions for same sex couples. As you can imagine, same sex marriage is something that many Canadians worked very hard to achieve. I simply cannot believe that we will be turning back time not to mention Stephen Harper turning his back on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in order to exclude same sex couples from the institution of marriage.

Enough with my monologue. I just thought that you, or your readers might be interested in the sad, and what seems to me to be a step backward for Canada, and lefties in North-America — although I’m certain that Dubya will be pleased.

We found an article that appears to show Mr. Harper has more in common with Spongebob Squarepants, than he does with Dubya. Except Spongebob is way cuter.

Is Stephen Harper a closet homosexual? [Valley Skeptic]