Canada Harper

'I Was A Candidate': Tory Law Made Fahmy Fear Losing Citizenship

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Politics

"I panicked and I asked the ambassador to bring me the literature - the bill - and I read it in prison."

Harper Has Role To Play In Renewing Damaged Tories: Mulroney

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics

"Our new prime minister is 43 years old, sparkling with promise and passion. I know that all Canadians wish him well."

A Tale Of Two Canadian Leaders

Evan C. Schulte | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Evan C. Schulte

After the polls had long been decided, election night between Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau played out like some kind of modern day lore -- an exceptionally crafted story of hero and villain, rising and falling with each playing their part flawlessly.

We Must Not Downplay Canada's Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia

Cesar Jaramillo | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Cesar Jaramillo

Canada is selling ultra-modern fighting machines, routinely fitted with large-calibre guns, cannons and mortars -- unequivocally covered by Canada's military export control policy. If the deal proceeds, let us not forget that it did so with full prior knowledge of export safeguards and of the end user's abysmal human rights record.

Liberals Need To Act Fast To Restore Long-Form Census: Observers

CBC | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Politics

"I think the new government has made it very clear they want to bring the census back."

The Liberals Must Repeal Bill C-51

David Christopher | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Attention is turning to what the Liberals plan to do when they formally assume office in just a couple weeks. Many Canadians will be watching very closely to see what the Liberals are planning on the reckless secret police bill introduced by the previous government.

Election Result Numbers Show Canadians Voted Strategically: Experts

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics

"The Conservatives were on the verge of doing much better."

Wall Says No To Tory Leadership

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics

Wall faces a provincial election in the spring. He is seeking a third term.

Althia Raj

How Trudeau Delivered The Liberals To Power | Althia Raj | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics

“I think Conservatives have consistently underestimated Justin for years and years and years,” a senior Liberal said.

What Stephen Harper Didn't Tell You About the TPP and Agriculture

Celine Hervieux-Payette | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Celine Hervieux-Payette

Stephen Harper is not telling the full story. He just wants to win the election. And once supply management is dead, how long will our producers be able to count on subsidies from a government committed to balancing the budget by making cuts?

God Forbid We Give Harper Another Opportunity To Pursue His Nightmare

Rafe Mair | Posted 10.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Rafe Mair

If Canadians don't see a commitment for major change from Monday's winner, the nastiest and most divisive election in our history, by far, will be for naught.

Engaged Muslim Voters Are the 'Radicals' Harper's Most Afraid Of

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Shahla Khan Salter

Canadian Muslims have views about gender equity that far surpass the niqab. Canada ranks far lower in gender equity in comparison to some other nations from 20 years ago. The wage gap has not closed. Childcare remains costly. Canadian streets remain unsafe at night. Women's shelters have long waiting lists and some have closed. On Oct. 19, commit the most subversive act you can -- vote.

Think Climate Action When You Vote

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Carl Duivenvoorden

Climate change ought to be a major issue this election, but I'm saddened to note that it has received little attention. Perhaps a quick update on both the problem and the solutions would add some helpful perspective in these final days of the campaign.

11 B.C. Ridings Where Progressive Voters Should Choose Liberal To Defeat Harper

Andrew Frank | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Frank

These B.C. ridings could make a significant difference in defeating Harper's Conservatives on election day.

Why I Look Up to Canadian Women Who Wear the Niqab

Maham Abedi | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Maham Abedi

When I first started wearing a hijab about four years ago, I remember people asking me, "Aren't you afraid?" But I told them I wasn't going to be intimidated. While I don't wear the niqab, I feel as a hijabi that every word Stephen Harper utters against it is targeted to me personally. Telling women what to wear is a slippery slope, it has always been. I know it's only a matter of time until Harper declares wearing a hijab a "barbaric cultural practice." As Harper uses the niqab debate as a political weapon, and as we say the practice makes us uncomfortable and call it strange, let's not forget Harper's words and our own are hurting real women.

Protesters Taken Away By RCMP After Running Towards Harper At Rally

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Politics

The protesters sign read "Climate Justice".

Why Ethnic Media Matters In This Election Campaign

CP | Stephanie Levitz | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Politics

Political coverage in community newspapers, radio stations and television networks rarely breaks into the mainstream — until this week.

Only NDP Will Stand Up To Harper On TPP: Mulcair

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Politics

"The NDP, when we form government on Oct. 19, will not be bound by this secret government that Mr. Harper has been negotiating."

Elizabeth May Gets In On The 'Harperman' Trend

CP | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Politics

The Green Party leader was supporting the scientist who announced his resignation this week after being disciplined for an anti-Harper song.

Every day, I Discover a New Reason to Vote out Harper

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Carl Duivenvoorden

I am a reluctant activist. I don't like rocking the boat. But when our federal election was called in August, it occurred to me that the entries in my blog might be worth sharing. So I'm posting 78 of them to a Facebook page, 78 Days, 78 Reasons. It's my hope they'll help reasonable Canadians, particularly young people and small c-conservatives, see that we deserve better.

Mulcair Clashes With Harper Over ISIS Mission, Refugee Crisis At Debate

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal leaders didn't hold back.

Harper Says Feds Will Consult With Manitoba First Nations After Ruling

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics

The Federal Court of Appeal last month upheld a lower-court ruling that said Ottawa failed to consult First Nations when it started disposing of the Kapyong Barracks.

Harper's Decision To Skip Women's Issue Discussion Met With Boos

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics

Four other federal leaders took part in the event.

Democracy Watch Co-Founder Says This Harper Video Abuses Gov't Rules

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Politics

Duff Conacher says that government rules, as they are worded now, “can be abused with no real consequences.”

Information Commissioner Taking PMO To Court Over Senate Documents

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Politics

The information commissioner is asking Federal Court to order the prime minister to disclose any records that don't warrant being withheld.