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10 Reasons to Vote for Anyone but Harper

This is a rather short list of the shortfalls of Harper and the disgrace he brings to our country and I urge everyone to fully research candidates and get out and VOTE. I think the newest campaign launched by our veterans says it best when they say ABC: Anyone but Conservative
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The Conservatives Have Steered Canada Into a Preventable Recession

How far has Canada's economic star fallen? Only recently Prime Minister Stephen Harper boasted that Canada's economy was "the envy of the entire world." That claim was always overstated. Now it is downright ludicrous. We must look to government for a more effective response to the recession. Unfortunately, however, that looks like another policy dead-end. Because so far the response of federal Conservatives has been as ineffectual as it is predictable: deny, point fingers, and spread fear.
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Another Language Law Violation For Baird

OTTAWA - The commissioner of official languages says federal ministers must tweet in both English and French.A preliminary report from Graham Fraser concludes that former foreign affairs minister John...
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Heartfelt Tributes Pour In For Flaherty

Tributes from across the country poured in for Jim Flaherty, as news spread that the former finance minister had died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 64. Here are a few of the remembrances of...
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Ford Nation Should Stop Listening To Its Heart

There's something about Justin Trudeau with his sideways smiles, V-necks and ladies' night that reminds me of smarmy men from my past. That connection is hard to break, even though as a friend recently pointed out, he's probably the politician who best reflects my views. As with our personal relationships, we are often blind to our favourite politicians' faults. We defend them when others bring up their shortcomings -- "You don't know the real Barack!" -- rather than accept the facts. That's why it stung so much when I recently read a piece in the Globe and Mail titled "From messiah to lame duck: How Barack Obama fell to earth."

Canadians Facing a Crisis of Confidence

The great danger now emerging is that if Canadians can no longer be persuaded of the legitimacy of national action, our collective ability to build on what we have in common will gradually, but inevitably, disintegrate.