Ezra Levant’s “Harper Airport” proposal sparks petition war

A petition by Ezra Levant, the controversial conservative politician and right wing media personality, demanding that the Calgary International Airport be named after outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper has prompted a similar proposal to name a landfill after the former Conservative party leader.

“Toronto’s main airport is named after a Liberal Prime Minister, Lester Pearson,” Levant wrote on a petition page on his The Rebel dedicated to the cause. “Montreal’s main airport is named a Liberal Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau. And Saskatoon’s airport is named after Conservative Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker.”

“Calgary’s airport is the third busiest airport in Canada — but it doesn’t have a name,” the former Sun News Network who has lost a number of defamation suites wrote. “It’s called the Calgary International Airport or YYC, its letter name.”

“So why not rename it the Stephen Harper International Airport?,” Levant asked.

Levant spent $150,000 to win the Canada Alliance Party nomination for the Calgary West by-election in 2002 but stepped aside to allow Harper, who had just won the leadership of the Canadian Alliance party following Preston Manning’s retirement from that post, to contest and enter parliament.

Meanwhile, opponents of Stephen Harper have created a petition of their own to counter Levant’s one, demanding the City of Calgary to rename the East Calgary Landfill as the Stephen J. Harper Landfill.

“Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s legacy of trashy politics, garbage policies and wasteful corruption makes this an excellent way to remember him,” Craig Hopkins“Canada dumped him as PM and now you could dump your junk in the Harper Landfill”

“The Harper decade is surely a lost decade,” petition signatory Alan Park wrote.“While this landfill might be a too flattering a reflection of Harper’s legacy, it’s close enough. have to offer at this time.”

“Wouldn’t it be great, to throw all the anxiety, fear and insecurity that Harper roused amongst Canadians into a ready landfill,” Kayt Lucas, another signatory, wrote.“Maybe something lovely would grow from that great pile of human suffering.”

12 Responses to Ezra Levant’s “Harper Airport” proposal sparks petition war

  1. Calgarian says:

    There’s even a gate called C-51.

  2. Mike Duffy says:

    I paid two grand a piece for Ezra Levant’s speeches but people still hate me.

  3. Craig Hubley says:

    That’s nothing, look at the Twitter thread #HarperAirport https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HarperAirport&src=typd

    Warning: Be ready to laugh so hard you can’t breathe.

  4. Fletch says:

    I’m all for the Harper Landfill. Seems more appropriate.

  5. Wayne Hall says:

    Harper Airport: all sniffer dogs are fully-trained and qualified graduates of the Rob Ford School of Narcotics Enforcement…

  6. Ben Harper says:

    S.H.I.A.? A secret right wing Muslim conspiracy.

    Steven Harper International Terminal is better. It’s just S.H.I.T

  7. John Halloran says:

    Clearly the landfill is the only option.Ezra Levant is the least credible person to be making any decisions.How many times is he going to be sued for his heinous views. Him & Harper have alot in common.

  8. Philip Mckay says:

    Harpers legacy.7 consecutive deficits, cutting health care transfer payments by 36 billion & all the while gutting enviromental laws & regulation.He allowed corporations to exploit our country with free reign.There’s no question.The Landfill is the best fit.Ezra Levant has no conscience to begin with, so I wouldnt take his advice.

  9. Darleen Harlo says:

    If you have any questions concerning your flight, were not taking any questions,but have a nice flight…

  10. Mike Hurlbert says:

    Toxic waste spills and oil spills in Canadian waters that aren’t contained quickly bc of Harper’s cuts to Coast Guard also need names.

    The Harper Toxic Waste Spill. The Harper Oil Spill. Hopefully not coming soon to the environment near you.

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