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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 09.24.2014 | 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 09.18.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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.

Harper's Attacks Putin, Again

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Politics

WARSAW, Poland - Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived in Eastern Europe late Tuesday still throwing political punches at Russia's Vladimir Putin as h...

Harper Gov't Accused Of Whitewashing Country's Human Rights Abuses

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP and civil society groups are accusing the Harper government of whitewashing human rights abuses in Colombia in the latest report to P...

Canada Pays Tribute To Afghanistan Veterans

CP | Murray Brewster and John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - As Canadians paid tribute to the 40,000 soldiers who took part in the country's 12-year Afghanistan conflict, padre Phillip Ralph gave thanks...

Harper's Supreme Court Dustup: 'A Simple Anger' Or A Strategy?

CBC | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Politics

There's a great deal of puzzlement about why Prime Minister Stephen Harper waited nine months before letting it be known he feels Chief Justice B...

The Senate Reference and Taking Steps Forward

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

The Supreme Court just released its long-awaited Senate Reference decision. And the response was spectacularly rebuking. Harper posed the following questions to the Court and the following responses were provided. I have significantly condensed the decision for easy access.

EXCERPT: The Longer I'm Prime Minister

Paul Wells | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada
Paul Wells

In 2004 voters barely had a clue who Stephen Harper was. So he appeared in those hilariously contrived ads in which he complained about the Liberals, offered some kind of solution, and then paused and added, slowly, "My name is Stephen Harper." Viewers came away wondering about his speaking style but pretty sure, whoever this guy was, his name must be Stephen Harper.

How Canadian Tax Dollars Become Lavish Personal Spending Accounts

J.J. McCullough | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Alberta Premier Allison Redford was forced to resign last week following revelations that she had charged the treasury $45,000 to attend President Mandela's funeral. Redford's quick hand with the expense account chequebook, in turn, obviously brings to mind the shenanigans of our old pals in the Senate.

Harper's Nodding Off at the Auto Industry Wheel

Russ Blinch | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Russ Blinch

I guess Prime Minister Harper is busy finding a new finance minister along with all the other stuff involved with his single-minded pursuit of the Alberta carbon bubble. Because he sure doesn't have time to join the hand wringing over a key engine of growth in a once prosperous province called Ontario. I'm talking about the so-called "free" trade agreement with South Korea and the future of the auto industry.

We Need to Save Canada From the Harper Economy

Russ Blinch | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Russ Blinch

Canada's economy has lost its balance. Trouble looms. Those are not words you will hear from Prime Minister Stephen Harper but it is the grim reality of the unsustainable economic ethos of his Conservative government. Instead of the telling us the truth, the government is spending unprecedented gobs of our money to mislead us about the health of the country with the Canada Action Plan advertising campaign saturating the airwaves. In reality, our petro premier has transformed a balanced country into a petro-state that is "hollowing out" the economy.

Israel-Palestine: Focus More on Talking and Less on the Politics of Talk

Avi Goldberg | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Avi Goldberg

The Jewish community in Canada didn't even concentrate on Israeli politics until the Six Day War in 1967. Resulting, however, from the fear that Israeli Jews were facing a second Holocaust, as well from a new confidence that was born out of decisive victory in the war, Israel was officially adopted by the Canadian Jewish mainstream.

What's Good For Oil Sands Companies is Not What's Good For Canada

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada
DeSmog Canada

We're producing so much oil sands crude that we've overwhelmed cross-border pipeline capacity. Now the industry is stuck in a Catch-22. Profit margins have dropped dramatically. To reassure investors, bitumen miners talk about dramatically expanding production. But the more we produce, the more we exacerbate the supply glut.