That’s what Stephen Harper calls the bullying of the independent Montreal Port Authority by his annoying flack Dimitri Soudas.
Time to check out other instances of Harper’s “perfectly normal.” Here are a few that spring immediately to mind:
Contempt of Parliament. In plain language, telling our elected representatives to take a hike—by sending them packing twice, refusing to provide them with documents and records on request, and altering documents and lying about it.
Senate supremacy. Using personally selected appointees to the Senate to veto legislation passed by the elected House of Commons.
National insecurity. Installing an ex-con in the Prime Minister’s Office, with access to highly confidential documents.
Vote suppression. Illegally attempting to seize a ballot box at the University of Guelph, and attempting to have student votes declared invalid.
War on youth voters. Too many instances of kids barred from or thrown out of Harper Rallies™ to count at this point. RCMP used as Conservative Party bouncers.
Hiding from electors. Con candidates refusing to participate in all-candidates meetings and avoiding the media.
Political psychopathy—the new normal. Vote for abnormal candidates on May 2.