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The Man behind Stephen Harper

If you wanted to know about the rise of the modern Conservative Party in Canada, here’s your article. Yes, Tom Flanagan is the guy responsible for calling to assassinate Julian Assange and asking what was wrong with child porn. Beyond media soundbites, he’s also a flagrant racist, calling for Aboriginal assimilation and promoting a colonialist view of European “superiority”. The fact that these views garner any respect in academia is sickening, but it sure does explain our government’s Aboriginal policy, or lack thereof. Articles like these are valuable in analyzing the Conservatives’ attempt to shift Canadian culture to their side.