Greg Rickford

Aboriginal Voter Turnout Fuelled By Anger At Harper, Disenfranchisement

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Some aboriginal communities saw voter turnout spike by up to 270 per cent.

'Grassroots' Canada Action Carries Deep Ties to Conservative Party, Oil and Gas Industry

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

A whole host of campaigns designed to advance the agenda of the fossil fuel industry have cropped up: Resource Works, British Columbians for Prosperity, Energy Citizens, Coal Alliance, Canadian Natural Resources Alliance, Pipeline Action, and many others.

Memo Warned Feds Of 'Significant' Risk To Medical Isotopes Plan

CBC | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Politics

The top bureaucrat at Natural Resources warned the minister last year about possible risks to the government's plan to use cyclotrons and linear accel...

Canada, U.S., Mexico Form Climate Working Group

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Politics

MERIDA, Mexico - Canada, the United States and Mexico have established a ministerial-level working group on climate change and energy issues.Greg Rick...

Tories Claim 'Exemplary Record' Of Environmental Performance

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is moving to embrace provincial climate change actions even as it distances itself from carbon-pricing policies that wi...

Trudeau's Carbon Plan Would Wreak Havoc: Tory Minister

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Federal Energy Minister Greg Rickford says Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's plan to implement national targets for reducing carbon emissions ...

Temper Tantrums in Question Period

Ralph Goodale | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

Last week, Social Development Minister Candice Bergen went off on a flight of fancy with false accusations about the economic record of previous Liber...

Tory Minister Sticks Out Tongue At Liberals

CBC | Michael Bolen | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford raised eyebrows online Thursday after responding to heckling in question period by sticking out his tongue an...

Energy Needs Trump Environment, Poll Suggests

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new internal government poll suggests a majority of Canadians believe the economic benefit of expanding the country's energy infrastructure...

Rickford Cheers As New Canada-U.S. Oil Pipelines Open

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Canada's Natural Resources Minister is in Texas to celebrate the opening of two new pipelines that will increase the flow of Alberta crude t...

Canada Makes Last-Ditch Keystone Pitch

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Politics

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...

Tory Minister To Ontario: Less Letter-Writing, More Action

CBC | Jody Porter, CBC News | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Politics

Ontario's plan for the remote Ring of Fire mineral deposit has "serious structural problems" according to the federal Natural Resources Minister, and ...

Tories Table Pipeline Safety Act

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Harper government has announced legislation it says is aimed at enhancing Canada's pipeline safety system.Natural Resources Minister Greg...

Feds Finally Realize Mining Companies Are Tarnishing Canada's Brand

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - It's taken almost a decade of loud, often unwelcome advocacy, but the federal government appears to finally recognize that Canada's internati...

Canada's War on Science Brings Us International Shame

Carol Linnitt | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

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.

Northern Gateway Decision Goes Down To Wire

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The federal government will announce its much-anticipated decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline after markets close on Tuesday.Under i...

Who's Liable For Oil Spills? Not The Gov't

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - The Canadian government says pipeline companies will be liable for all costs and damages from a spill, regardless of fault or negligence u...

MP Vouches For Mega Mining Project

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Politics

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

This Shirt Could Charge Your Cellphone

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - It's research that gives new meaning to the term power suit: clothing that charges cellphones or monitors the wearer's heart rate or blood...

Fresh Faces Who May Crack Harper's Cabinet

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Politics

Speculation is growing that Stephen Harper will unveil a major cabinet shuffle in a matter of months. The team Harper puts together is expected to hav...

Who Will Choose Next Supreme Court Justice?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Three Conservative MPs, a New Democrat and a Liberal will help select the Supreme Court of Canada's next judge.The federal government says Co...

Harper Spin Put Under Third-Party Management

Patricia Pearson | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Patricia Pearson

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.