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Canada's Internet Needs to Join the 21st Century

Benjamin Klass | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.23.2014 | 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 11.16.2014 | 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 11.16.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.07.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 11.01.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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 10.18.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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?

Harper Defends Gun Ownership, Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics

HAMILTON - Prime Minister Stephen Harper ramped up his criticism of Justin Trudeau, delivering a stinging attack on the Liberal leader during a pep ta...

Harper Rolls Out Red Carpet For Former Candy Billionaire

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ukraine has "crossed the Rubicon" to a new westward-looking future that leaves behind the darkness of its Russian past, President Petro Poros...

Harper Left MPs Out Of Loop After Nadon 'Leaks': Documents

CBC | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Politics

Concerns over alleged leaks from the all-party panel of MPs that vetted the aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court led the government ...

Harper Commemorates 100th Anniversary Of WWI

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War on Monday, crediting the conflict, despite...

John Tory Doesn't Have to Lie

John Mraz | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Politics
John Mraz

Jamie Heath simply wants to drag John Tory through the mud by any means -- to the benefit of Ms. Chow. This, of late, is a consistent "best practice" of many official agents in both the Chow and Ford camps. The premises of his argument however, do deserve scrutiny.

Harper Failing To Protect Charter Rights: Lawyers

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is falling short in its duty as a guardian of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Bar Association will be ...

Harper's Out of Step With the Rest of the World on Climate Change

Kevin Grandia | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Kevin Grandia

Stephen Harper recently announced that dealing with climate change will not come at the expense of crippling the economy, and said that he encourages other countries to do the same. He claimed he was just being honest and that no leader really wants to take action on climate change, but based on recent actions by China, United Kingdom and the United States, this doesn't seem to be the truth.

Proof that Canada and Australia Don't Care About Climate Change

Mike Hudema | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada
Mike Hudema

Harper and Abbott have to understand that we can no longer have economies that exist outside of the ecological limits of our planet. Our reliance and exploitation of fossil fuels is endangering our future as well as our present and it needs to end. We need to transition to green energy and we need to keep more fossil fuels, especially high-carbon fuels like the tar sands, in the ground.