I found this rabble.ca article quite informative and not the least surprising given what we’ve already seen from the Harper.
Of particular concern, however, and permeating through specific policy proposals, is a reformulation of what the “social” itself means, both in terms of how we understand the role and nature of “social” policy, and more fundamentally, how we do or should constitute ourselves as social beings.
I remember the Mulroney years and the clawing and hacking at social policy. They were not good years, particularly when combined with the Devine Tory crooks in Saskatchewan. The Harperites remind me a lot of the socially conservative Devinites, but with a bit of experience now what with the likes of Harris (ON), Klein (AB), Campbell (BC) and Hamm (NS) having held the line. I doubt the Harper will make many mistakes, which is why we, the socially progressive ones, must do our utmost to expose the ultra neo-con and socially conservative agenda for what it is: destructive to the social fabric of our country, economically biased in favour of wealth, and completely devastating to our planet.