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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006 - 8:15 a.m.

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Egale Steps Up to the Bat

Yes the polls predicted it.
Fuckin Liberals in 1994 with their sponsorship scandal. The one and only reason Harper got in is because of anti-Liberal sentiment. A vote to vote them out. Now we get Bush's babyface beaming and Harper's babyface beaming. Gag me with a spoon. Well, I bring to you an email I received from Egale, who are on the ball, having sent this out pretty much the moment the polls closed in BC:

Dear Friend of Equality:

The polls predicted it, but now itís a fact. Stephen Harper is Canadaís new Prime Minister. Not only that, but thereís a whole new crop of religious right-wingers. Hereís what we can expect.


*the Harper government will move to take away our right to marry;

*the Harper government will introduce legislation to re-criminalize bathhouses; and

*the Harper government will cut funding for the National Day Against Homophobia and other important projects.


The next step is repealing hate crime protection. Advances in trans equality are unlikely.

Stephen Harper will have not just his MPs behind him, but the entire government of Canada. Our own tax dollars will now fund efforts to take away our equality.

What can you do? Make sure Egale has the resources to fight. Donate now at www.egale.ca/fightHarper.

We need your help to fight back!! To protect your rights. To protect equal marriage. To stop Mr. Harper from succeeding with his agenda.

Now is the time to show our resolve, to show Prime Minister Harper that we will not be pushed back into our closets. We will not accept second-class status! We will not let our equality be taken away from us.

Egale has fought hard for our equality, but now the stakes have been raised and we face a stronger opponent than weíve ever faced before Ė a hostile federal government. We canít wait for Prime Minister Harper to act. We need to act now, to lay the groundwork to stop him. But we need the resources to do that. We canít do it without you. We need your help. And we need it now!

Please, make a donation today, whatever amount you can afford, whether itís $25, $50, $100, $200 or more. Go to www.egale.ca/fightHarper and help us with this battle.

Egale Canada gets practically all its budget from supporters like you, people who believe in our work and who are committed to equality for LGBT people and our families, across Canada.

We are facing huge, well-funded opponents to equality: MPs who have been fighting against us for years; right-wing religious organizations, often receiving help from the United States; and now Prime Minister Harper who will use government resources against us. We need your help!

Please donít ignore this appeal! Go to www.egale.ca/fightHarper right now. Send this message to your friends and family. Ask them to donate, too. The election may be over but our fight has just begun!

Resolved to Fight,

Gilles Marchildon
Executive Director, Egale Canada

P.S. Your support of Egale now will allow us to take pre-emptive action to preserve equality. Donate now by going to: www.egale.ca/fightHarper.

OK, let's watch us go down in international public opinion, social services, wallow in debt....yay. "Harper can be stubborn, cocky, has problems with delegating and sulks, and so will need to work on his demeanor as a country leader" is what they are saying about his personality now on the radio. yay.

Pray for us, people, if you are into that.
Thank god they got a minority govt, and not a majority. A majority would have allowed him free reign so he could show his true colors, which might have been good in the long term, but a minority govt which he has will force him to tread carefully and be moderate, which will be better for the country. It will be amusing to see him having to work together with the Bloc Quebecois, the Liberals, the NDP in order to govern, esp since he was so scathing about any 'deals' and compromises the Liberals had to make with the same groups in order to stay in power as a minority government. This is the man who said the Liberals were making deals with separatists and communists... those same separatists and communists he will have to make deals with himself now.

At least this will be good for editorial cartoons.
cheers
wenchie

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