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Harper Urges Parents To Vaccinate At Event With Bill Gates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper castigated Canadians who refuse to vaccinate their kids as he announced $22.5 million in additional funding for inoculation pr...

Canada Can No Longer Be 'Rogue Nation On Climate Change': McKibben

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Politics

"If we're to deal with climate change, the tar sands need to stay in the ground, full stop."

Don't Fall For Harper's Election-Year Economic Rhetoric

Colin Kenny | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

No matter how you slice it, Harper has failed to lead Canada towards a sustained economic recovery from the financial crisis seven years ago. It doesn't matter how much public money he spends on ads claiming otherwise. Facts are facts. So, what does a government facing re-election do when its top agenda item, economic management, is in tatters? It changes the channel to something else.

Harper Making Veil Issue 'Unnecessarily' Important: Muslim Group

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - A Muslim group based in Calgary is urging the prime minister to reverse his plans for the government to appeal a court ruling on face coveri...

Quebec Could Be the Conservatives' Saving Grace

Michael Eugenio | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Michael Eugenio

What could be some of the factors leading to this pattern emerging from the province? One factor may be the high level of support the anti-terrorism bill has in the province. According to a LEGER poll released on February 9, a whopping 74 percent of Quebecers support the bill, and a further 62 percent support the mission against ISIS in Iraq.

Trudeau Fires Back At Harper's Assertion He Dislikes Military

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper dishonours soldiers who've died to preserve Canada's democracy when he asserts that Justin Trudeau distrusts and dislikes the ...

How to Tackle Canada's Privacy Deficit

David Christopher | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Anyone can be a victim of surveillance. If you've used any of over a hundred popular file-hosting websites in the past three years, chances are you've had your online activity collected and analyzed by CSEC, acting without a warrant and with no independent oversight. There is a great deal that can be done to tackle our privacy deficit.

Harper's New 'Anti-Terrorism' Bill Will Create a Climate of Self-Censorship

Peter Nowak | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Peter Nowak

The Harper government's newly introduced "anti-terrorism" legislature, Bill C-51, has been roundly condemned as an assault on privacy and free speech -- and rightly so. Besides hunting down would-be terrorists, the new laws could be used to stifle dissent, remove due process and lead to the creation of a secret police force, critics say. In a supposedly enlightened and democratic country such as Canada, these would be unwelcome developments to say the least. But there is a deeper cost to eroding privacy than just the spurring of undesirable changes in external entities such as courts and communications networks. Also at stake is the very freedom of Canadians to internally determine who they are and want to be.

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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.14.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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...