Conservative Majority

Harper's Secret Plot to Fan Pundit Paranoia

J.J. McCullough | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Is Stephen Harper quietly working to "re-brand" Canada? Is his government emphasizing the military, the monarchy and select episodes of Canadian history in order to create a competing brand of right-wing Canadian nationalism and divert attention from the great symbols of Liberal patriotism, like medicare and Lester Pearson? The pundit class thinks so.

Harper Government Can't See the Forest for the Trees

Cameron Fenton | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada
Cameron Fenton

Environmental groups in Canada are in the crosshairs of the government, and are under investigation for fiscal mismanagement. But what about groups like the Fraser Institute, which uses foreign money to feed misinformation to children, undermine national and global climate action and block shifts away from the most carbon-intensive energy on earth?

Who Broke Parliament?

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Opposition MPs, and even some Conservatives, agree Canada's parliamentary committee system is broken.They just don't agree on what's gone wro...

Journalists Name News Story Of The Year

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - If he said it once, he said it a thousand times: what Prime Minister Stephen Harper was campaigning for in the 2011 federal election was a "s...

Jack Is The People's Choice

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - The surge in the NDP's political fortunes in 2011 ­— punctuated by the death of the man who helped orchestrate it — ranked as the year'...

Tories Named Story Of The Year By Narrow Margin

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - Results of the annual survey of editors and broadcasters conducted by The Canadian Press to determine Canada's top news story of the year for...

Even in Scary Economic Times, Canadians Demand Honest Government

Norman Spector | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Norman Spector

British Columbia presents another counter-example to the thesis of this being a good time for governments to go to the polls. To be sure, Canadians demand security in tough economic times. However, the lesson from British Columbia is that they also demand competent, honest government.

Is the Liberal Party Dead?

David Gratzer | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada Politics
David Gratzer

"Liberals have finally met their Armageddon. Get used to it." So writes veteran journalist Peter Newman in his forthcoming book on the Liberal Party of Canada.

Calm Down, Conservatives, You Have a Majority

Keith Beardsley | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

The Conservatives haven't yet figured out that a majority government doesn't need to be constantly on the attack. It's time for them to take a deep breath, pause, shift gears and be the best majority government they can be.

For Stephen Harper, it's Not All Smooth Sailing

Norman Spector | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Norman Spector

Right now, the biggest threat on Mr. Harper's horizon is the state of the economy. The global economy could get a lot worse between now and the next election and there's no assurance that Canada will be spared, even relatively.

Conservatives Flex Majority Muscle On Crime Bill

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is using its majority muscle to push through Parliament a massive crime bill that provides harsher penalties for ...

The Unstoppable Stephen Harper

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Politics

If you thought Stephen Harper reached the zenith of political power with his majority government win on May 2, think again. Though the powers of a ...