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5 Things You Should Know About The Upcoming Election Campaign

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper is poised to fire the starting gun for the Oct. 19 federal election as early as Sunday.

Longer Election Campaign Could Cost Taxpayers Millions

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Politics

It's not just political parties that will be spending money hand over fist if Stephen Harper fires the starting gun for the Oct. 19 federal election weeks earlier than necessary.

Deficit Prediction Shows Tories Failed To Protect Economy: Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Politics

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says an economic forecast shows the Conservative government has failed to protect the economy and help Canadians.

Tory Supporters Really Like Country Music, Christian Books

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Politics

You might say they're a little bit country, a little bit Christian.

NDP's Latest Ad Highlights The Downfalls Of Top Conservatives

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Politics

Ouch.

Ex-MP: Canada-Ukraine Deal Arrives Amid 'Critical Juncture'

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Politics

Some critics say the Conservatives' entire foreign policy approach to Ukraine is linked to courting 1.2 million voters who identify as Ukrainian in Canada.

Harper Leads Canadian Athletes In Pre-Games Cheer

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Politics

Canadian athletes got some support from Prime Minister Stephen Harper a few hours before tonight's Pan Am Games opening ceremony.

Harper Shows Contempt for Workers by Passing Anti-Union law

Richard Perron | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Richard Perron

In its essence, the bill is an act of contempt for unions, brought in at the behest of employer associations and well-funded right-wing think tanks. Bill C-377 imposes heavy reporting obligations on unions under the pretext that workers are entitled to a tax credit for their union dues.

Which Canada Will You Celebrate on Canada Day?

Lizanne Foster | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

I'm not sure which Canada to celebrate this year. In the past I celebrated John Diefenbaker's Canada, the one that introduced the Canadian Bill of Rights, Pierre Elliot Trudeau's Canada, that birthed the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Mulroney's Canada that fought to end Apartheid. But in Stephen Harper's Canada, what is there to celebrate? In Harper's Canada, citizenship, now considered a privilege, has two tiers.

Canada Announces New Economic Sanctions On Russia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government has announced further economic sanctions against organizations in Russia — including a pro-Putin biker gang known as the Night Wolves.

Harper Invites Muslim Leaders To Break Fast With Him At 24 Sussex

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Politics

"This house belongs ultimately to all Canadians,"

Leader Of The Pack For Now

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Politics

But there's a "danger" to take into consideration, warns one expert.

Harper: Tories Encouraged RCMP To Destroy Gun Data

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Politics

"The RCMP is acting upon that legislation. We obviously encouraged them to do that, Mr. Speaker."

Harper's Strategy Mystifies Ex-Senate Reform Allies

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Politics

With an election looming in just four months, former allies in the Senate reform movement are mystified by Harper's strategy, or lack thereof.

Bono Meets With Harper, Trudeau And Mulcair

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics

The Prime Minister's Office says Harper is scheduled to have a "private meeting" Monday afternoon with the Irish singer.

PM Didn't Know Senate Speaker Was Accused Of Misspending

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper did not ask if Leo Housakos was targeted by the auditor general for alleged inappropriate expense claims before nominating him as Speaker of the Senate, Housakos says.

NDP Surge Getting Stronger, Poll Suggests

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Politics

"Liberals should be very concerned. But the worst news here may be for the Conservatives."

Canada Will Never Let Russia Under Putin Back To G7: Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada would never agree to allow Russia back into the G7 as long as Vladimir Putin is president, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.

Contract Workers Told To Stay Home During Harper's Visit To Factory

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

A worker brought the request to light in a letter published by the Windsor Star

Canada, Ukraine: Russia Must Face Sanctions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spoken with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the ongoing situation in eastern Ukraine and pledged...

Who's Got Better Benefits?

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal election is still five months away, but the Liberals and the Conservatives are already exchanging blows over their duelling promises of family tax relief.

Tory Candidate Running Against Trudeau Quits

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics

Campaign was part of an art project

Harper Says No To 'Permanent Underclass' Of TFWs

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Business

Harper says the government wants to ensure that when people come to Canada they have a pathway towards becoming citizens.

Harper Government Rushes To Pass Budget Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservatives have introduced their latest budget bill — a grab bag of legislative changes that the government no doubt wants to see be...

Canadians Have United to Stop Bill C-51. But Will the Government Listen?

David Christopher | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

In the space of a few short months since Bill C-51 was announced, hundreds of thousands of people have taken action to stop it: signing petitions, writing letters to local newspapers, phoning and writing to their member of Parliament, and hitting the streets in nationwide demonstrations in over 70 communities across Canada.