Greg Rickford

Temper Tantrums in Question Period

Last week, Social Development Minister Candice Bergen went off on a flight of fancy with false accusations about the economic record of previous Liberal governments. She was wrong about transfer payme...

Canada Makes Last-Ditch Keystone Pitch

WASHINGTON - The Canadian government made a last-ditch pitch for the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday as the U.S. capital was gearing up for an imminent decision on the project after six years of delay....

Tories Table Pipeline Safety Act

QUEBEC - The Harper government has announced legislation it says is aimed at enhancing Canada's pipeline safety system.Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford says the new pipeline safety act builds...
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Canada's War on Science Brings Us International Shame

Canada's so-called "War on Science" has made international headlines, especially after deep funding cuts led to the closure of some of Canada's most important research centres. Thousands of federal scientists from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans as well as Environment Canada have lost their jobs as a result of the cuts. Since 2006 the Harper government has introduced strict communications procedures that prevent scientists from speaking freely about -- and at times even publishing -- their research.

MP Vouches For Mega Mining Project

OTTAWA - Despite an absence of new funding in this year's federal budget, the Conservative government says it still fully supports development of the Ring of Fire mining region in northwestern Ontario...

Harper Spin Put Under Third-Party Management

Given the Harper government's frequent pronouncements about how they have "heavily invested" in Attawapiskat, I'm sure some of you are puzzled about its third-world conditions. I've decided to place Harper's communications department under third-party management until all of the facts are sorted out.