Greg Rickford

Feds Finally Realize Mining Companies Are Tarnishing Canada's Brand

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2014 | 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.