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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.

Harper Is Free Expression's Biggest Rival

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

No federal government in recent memory -- possibly ever -- has precipitated more fights with its appointed watchdog officials or special interest advocacy groups than the current one. It's an issue largely fuelled by Harper's insatiable appetite to control the flow of information and the substance of political debate. It is no surprise, then, that the Canadian Association of Journalists has twice given Harper its "Code of Silence" award, handed to a government or publicly funded agency "for keeping secret what it should make accessible."

Harper: 'Really Inspiring' To Be With Men And Women Taking On ISIS

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Politics

It was "inspiring" to be around the men and women taking on the Islamic State, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says in the latest instalment of 24 Seven...

Supreme Court To Hear Case For Mandatory Minimum Sentences

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear another case involving a mandatory minimum sentence, a hallmark of the Harper government's ant...

Mike Duffy, Harper Disagreed On P.E.I Appointment: Sources

CBC | Rosemary Barton, CBC News | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Politics

Mike Duffy was concerned with the issues of eligibility of his Senate seat from almost the very moment he was appointed, and he raised those issues wi...

Harper Explains Why He Didn't Wear A Jets Jersey

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has explained his Jets wardrobe malfunction.Harper's choice of jersey raised a few eyebrows when he was spott...

This Earth Day, Harper's Silence Was Deafening

Mike Hudema | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Mike Hudema

There was no Earth Day speech. No urgent call to action. No outlining of the threats we face or the way in which we were going to work together to meet them. There wasn't even an Earth Day tweet -- just silence. It was a very stark reminder of his priorities. U.S. President Barack Obama's speech noted that we are already experiencing the impacts of climate change. The fact that 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded, that droughts, storms, and wildfires are increasing all over the planet in both frequency and intensity, and how climate change is already adversely affecting the air our children breathe.

Modi's Potential for Good Outweighs the Bad

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Politics
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

While most of the Indian diaspora as well as some Canadian politicians were very excited about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Canada, there were others who were outraged and saw it as an opportunity to express their displeasure with protests. But Modi is not the first leader of a nation to be accused of some form of transgression.

Harper Meets With Castro

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada Politics

PANAMA CITY - Stephen Harper emerged from a meeting with Cuba's Raul Castro with a call for more engagement with the island nation, signalling a chang...

The Harper Government Has Failed to Walk the Talk on Public Safety

Ralph Goodale | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

Since 2010, annual funding for the RCMP has declined in every year except one. The Conservatives claim they need to put new powers in the law, but police forces and security officers cannot fully utilize the laws already there when their budgets don't give them the necessary resources. And new laws will be meaningless without the funding to make them work. The well-being of Canadians is put at risk when these things are undermined. Honest or not, dangerous or not, Stephen Harper has been prepared to compromise even public safety to concoct the claim of a balanced budget before the 2015 election.

Two Federal Ministers Won't Seek Re-Election

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is losing two more cabinet ministers, who announced Friday that they're not going to run in the federal electio...

'Cheerleader-In-Chief'

CBC | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Politics

The man in charge of Canada's military mission against ISIS is spending more and more time defending the accuracy of some of his remarks. Now Jas...

Harper's Anti-Niqab Rhetoric Helps Terrorist Recruiters: Philosopher

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper was accused Saturday of playing into the hands of terrorist recruiters with inflammatory comments about the fac...

Harper: Canada Ready To Retaliate Against U.S. Over Meat Labels

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Business

SASKATOON - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is reiterating that Canada is prepared to retaliate in an ongoing trade war with the United States over coun...

In Election Year, Bill C-51 Is Best Opposed by Supreme Court

Yves Guillaume A. Messy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Yves Guillaume A. Messy

Given the parliamentary majority that the Harper government currently enjoys, official effective opposition to its typically extreme legislative proposal lies squarely in the hands of the Supreme Court. Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau's respective decisions to stand aside the bill as it makes its way in the House of Commons, preferring instead to pitch oversight-related amendments as part of their prospective federal electoral platforms, reinforces this reality.

'All Women Are Part Of The Canadian Family,' Mr. Harper

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Politics

People across the country took to Twitter to mock Harper for his niqab comments with #DressCodePM

Harper Urges Parents To Vaccinate At Event With Bill Gates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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.