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Harper Didn't Deserve His Spot at the Francophone Summit

Rachel Décoste | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

This week, the World Francophonie Summit was held in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The bi-annual summit provides a forum for States and governments of countries who utilise the French language to engage in matters related to the linguistic ties that bind. Stephen Harper attended the conference despite his dismal record in defending the langue de Molière over his tenure Prime Minister. Harper has demonstrated neither appreciation nor respect for French-speaking Canadians, although we form almost a quarter of the Canadian population.

How About A Democratic Country Next Time?

CP | Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada Politics

KINSHASA, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's glad he attended the summit of French speaking nations but ho...

Harper Stresses Human Rights Concerns At Francophone Summit

CP | Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Politics

KINSHASA, Congo - Prime Minister Stephen Harper stressed the importance of human rights on Saturday during a visit to the Democratic Republic of the C...

Harper Raises Human Rights Concerns At Francophone Summit

CBC | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada is "particularly concerned" about violence against women being committed in the eastern part of the Democrat...

'Excellent'

CP | Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Politics

KINSHASA, Congo - Their future meetings risk being a lot frostier, but Quebec Premier Pauline Marois said her first encounter with Stephen Harper was ...

I'll Take the Boring West Over These Countries Any Day

Conrad Black | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

As Harper dilates on the virtues of Calgary, and the United States slogs into one of its dullest and nastiest presidential campaigns between two of its least impressive candidates ever, the West may take some comfort from the relative tranquility around their major office-holders. As dismal as things can seem over here, we should be aware of how bad things can get, and in some countries, generally are.