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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE DREADFUL CASE OF SEAN BRUYEA – THE HARPER GOVERNMENT AND POLICE-STATE TACTICS   Leave a comment


JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO AN EDITORIAL IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

I have heard Sean Bruyea (a veteran and critic of Harper’s policies towards veterans) interviewed on CBC’s The Current.

He is a powerful and convincing speaker, intelligent and informed.

What government did in his case – his confidential medical files passed to hundreds of bureaucrats with summaries made suggesting they could be used to discredit him – is truly frightening, the most atrocious activity I can recall in Canada in a long time.

Genuinely the stuff of a police state.

There is no defense for such behavior. It is beyond unacceptable.

The Globe, in this editorial, has joined the efforts to minimize what happened.

Just in terms of the Globe’s own past stuff about stigmas and mental illness, this is reprehensible.

In terms of human rights and democratic values, it is just destructive.

No one can defend this government behavior unless they desire Canada’s decline into a corrupt and backward place.

Shame on you.