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NDP MPs Donated To Quebec Separatists, But So Have These Tories

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — When Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government throws stones at the NDP for having members who supported separatist parties, it is throwin...

Harper's $14-Billion Plan

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Politics

GORMLEY, Ont. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper lifted the veil Thursday on a $14-billion infrastructure fund that will offer provinces, cities and smal...

Key Tory To Trudeau: Clean Up Liberal 'Corruption'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

A Conservative cabinet minister is calling on Justin Trudeau to clean up Liberal "corruption" after a close ally of former prime minister Jean Chréti...

Harper's Handling Of Champlain Bridge 'Inexcusable': Mulcair

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The federal government is coming under attack for its handling of one of Canada's busiest bridges.NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says Prime Mini...

Breakup Rules Divide Harper Cabinet

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A split has emerged in the Harper government over a fundamental principle: the rules governing the potential breakup of Canada.The Conserva...

Scowl Or Shrug?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative cabinet appears to have two different sets of talking points on the controversial Quebec charter — some typed up in boldfa...

Harper's Top Quebec Minister Not Upset About Charter

CP | Fannie Olivier and Lia Levesque, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The federal government might be talking about consulting lawyers and threatening a lawsuit over the Parti Quebecois' controversial charter ...

Who's NOT In Vancouver Today?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Rob Ford may not be in Vancouver for the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference taking place this weekend, but his name is on everybo...

Minister Wants Review Of Possible Ethics Breach

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Transport Minister Denis Lebel has asked his top bureaucrat to investigate whether a federal bridge agency improperly received gifts from a m...

New and Improved Oil Spills!

Elizabeth May | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

Has the virtual removal of single-hulled tankers ended the risk of oil spills? Not actually. Despite the exuberance of natural resources minister Joe Oliver's rhetoric, double-hulls possess no magical powers. Their use has not ended the risk of accidents and oil spills.

How Harper's Neglect Suffocates Native Potential

Hassan Arif | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

The Harper Conservatives' lack of consultation with First Nations represents a dangerous narrow-mindedness. The same goes for the government's neglect of environmental protection. It is time to idle no more. It is time to speak out, for First Nations, and for Canadians as a whole.

The End Of 'Gotcha' Airline Ticket Prices

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The federal government says advertised airfares for flights originating in Canada must include all relevant fees so the travelling public ca...

A New Link For North America's Busiest Commerical Crossing

CBC | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Business

CBC News in Windsor has confirmed with multiple sources that Canada has reached an agreement with Michigan’s governor to build a new in...

Ottawa Denies VIA Rail For Sale

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government is denying a published report that it is thinking about selling Via Rail.A spokesman for Transport Minister Denis Lebe...

If Our Cities Are to Improve, the Feds Need to Get Out of Their Way

Steve Lafleur | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

Instead of attempting to craft a national transit strategy, which will inevitably entail picking winners and losers, the federal government should download fiscal capacity. That is, after all, the crux of the problem.

Port Of Montreal Corruption Case Closed, Say Conservatives

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Politics

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Montreal To Get New Champlain Bridge

CBC | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

The federal government is set to announce plans to replace Montreal's aging Champlain Bridge. CBC News has learned Federal Tr...

The Nycole Turmel Issue Is Good Political Theatre

Keith Beardsley | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

For all of the parties and for each MP, the issue of Bloc Québécois membership should really boil down to a simple question. Do you still support separatism? Yes or no? No waffling allowed.

Once a Separatist, Always a Separatist?

Paul Mott | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada
Paul Mott

Minister of Transport Denis Lebel's Bloc Québécois story differs from that of Nycole Turmel's. He walked away from the separatist gang more than a decade ago, not months ago. And, of course, the biggest difference between them is that he's not the leader of the party.

Harper's Minister And His Bloc Quebecois Membership

CBC | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada Politics

A member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet has confirmed his past association with Quebec's sovereignty movement. Tr...

Quebec, the NDP and Nycole Turmel: Let the Tumultuous Times Begin

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

The last two weeks have proven to be a tumultuous time for Canadian politics as our nation learned of the tragic news of Mr. Layton's cancer and his c...

Champlain Bridge Report Released

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - Canada's new transport minister was forced to perform an abrupt about-face Wednesday after declaring that he did not ...

Ottawa Abruptly Releases Champlain Bridge Report

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - Canada's new transport minister was forced to perform an abrupt about-face Wednesday after declaring that he did not ...