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Harper's Anti-Terrorism Law To Be Introduced Friday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government's overhaul of anti-terrorism legislation will be introduced by the end of week and will make it crime to promote ...

On Terrorism, Harper is all Talk and No Walk

Colin Kenny | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

The two terrorist attacks in October and the Charlie Hebdo incident in Paris have created a climate of fear in Canada around terrorism. In order to assuage these concerns, the government recently announced its intention to introduce further anti-terrorism legislation. But there are two ways to stop terrorism: you can create new laws and you can also provide adequate funding. While choosing the former option may create the illusion that Harper is tough on terrorism, it's in the latter area that our national security agencies are in greatest need.

Canada Should Stop Using Cowardice to Fight the War on Terror

Ethan Rabidoux | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Ethan Rabidoux

The War on Terrorism has been raging since planes knocked down the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. Canadians have long felt insulated from the rush to hysteria and paranoia that has gripped many of our allies but now we're right in the thick of it.

Alberta's Climate Change Approach Model For North America: Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the Alberta approach to pricing and controlling greenhouse gas emissions could serve as a model for all of...

Why Conservatives Changed Reform Act Into 'Hope for Reform Act'

Duff Conacher | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada
Duff Conacher

Conservative MPs had an historic, unprecedented chance to throw off their chains and empower themselves and all MPs, and political party riding associations, to represent voters. Instead, they changed the Reform Act to the "Hope for Reform Act," essentially giving up the chance to limit party leaders' powers.

Harper: Important To Hear Muslims Condemning Attacks On Soldiers

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - It is of "great importance" to hear Canadian Muslims condemn the attacks which killed two soldiers in Montreal and Ottawa this year, Prime M...

Harper Announces $150M In Aid To Healthcare Of Women And Children

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Politics

DAKAR, Senegal - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced Canada will spend $150 million over five years to help improve the health of women and ch...

Harper Calls On La Francophonie To Put An End To Forced Marriages

CP | Alexandre Robillard, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Politics

DAKAR, Senegal - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has urged countries in la Francophonie to do all they can to put an end to child marriages as well as f...

Canada's Internet Needs to Join the 21st Century

Benjamin Klass | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Business
Benjamin Klass

Mr. Moore, Mr. Harper, Mr. Blais, we have given the large carriers our trust. And they have abused it. It's now up to you -- we need you to work together to ensure that our networks are open to content producers, to innovative service providers, and most of all, to ordinary Canadian citizens. We need more than tweets, more than press releases and pamphlets. We are asking for a firm commitment to ensure that the large network operators will no longer be artificially favoured over upstart innovators and competitors, a commitment to providing Canadians with a bright and lasting digital future.

Canada Gives $300M To Help Small Countries Address Climate Change

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada will contribute another $300 million to the Green Climate Fund, which helps developing countries address climate change.Environment Mi...

Harper Government Lets $125M In Aid To Poor Nations Lapse

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Almost 14 per cent of the money that Canada's newly amalgamated Foreign Affairs Department planned to spend alleviating poverty in poor count...

Feds Skipped Job Credit Study, Relied On Interest Group

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government passed up conducting its own internal analysis on the job-creation potential of its $550-million small-business job cre...

Canada Quietly Pushing Tanzania To End Forced Marriages

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Grim human rights reports on forced child marriages in Tanzania are making the government take a hard look at Prime Minister Stephen Harper's...

Harper Says He Won't Drop Ukraine Whether It Takes 5 Months Or 50 Years

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Politics

BRISBANE, Australia - Stephen Harper said Sunday it's important to keep up the pressure on Ukraine as he discussed his celebrated showdown with the Ru...

War Is Against ISIS, Not Mideast Countries: Harper

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Politics

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - On the eve of a G20 summit in Australia expected to focus in part on the crisis in Syria and Iraq, Stephen Harper says Canada ...

Harper Meets With Chinese President Xi Jinping

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Politics

BEIJING, China - Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday he's raised a litany of concerns with the Chinese in his meetings with the Communist countr...

Federal Scientists Reject Muzzle, Launch Campaign Against Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The union representing scientists and other professionals in the federal public service is abandoning its tradition of neutrality in election...

Harper To Focus On Trade During China Trip

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is bound for a country at a crossroads to meet a Chinese political leadership that faces significant political ...

Muslim Groups Disappointed With Harper

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Muslim groups are disappointed that Stephen Harper hasn't spoken out against a spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes since two separate attacks by...

Trudeau Says He's Focused On Building Economy, Not Tax Cuts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is signalling the tax cuts promised by the Conservative government could lead to a political showdown ahead of ...

A Look At The Promises The Harper Government Made Last Fall

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When Stephen Harper was first elected prime minister in 2006, he laid out five key priorities for his first term.Fast forward seven years: in...

Harper Warns Canadians About The Spread Of Ebola

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is warning Canadians not to be complacent about Ebola virus, suggesting it would be all too easy for the disea...

Harper Sets Date For 2 Federal Byelections

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has set Nov. 17 for two federal byelections in Ontario and Alberta, including the seat occupied by late finance...

Canada Committed To Girls' Rights: Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - In a statement marking the International Day of the Girl Child, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada is committed to giving girls a stro...

Would Canadians Rather Make a Quick Buck or Have Clean Water?

Small Change Fund | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Politics
Small Change Fund

This is a wake up call for Canadians to realize that our water supply is not infinite, that there are people right here in Canada who lack access to it, and that what little we do have is going towards digging holes in the ground or exporting meat to France. It's a wake up call for Canadians to ask ourselves are we willing to give up one of the basic necessities of life to make a quick buck?