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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 03.12.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 02.25.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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.

Harper Making Veil Issue 'Unnecessarily' Important: Muslim Group

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - A Muslim group based in Calgary is urging the prime minister to reverse his plans for the government to appeal a court ruling on face coveri...

Quebec Could Be the Conservatives' Saving Grace

Michael Eugenio | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Michael Eugenio

What could be some of the factors leading to this pattern emerging from the province? One factor may be the high level of support the anti-terrorism bill has in the province. According to a LEGER poll released on February 9, a whopping 74 percent of Quebecers support the bill, and a further 62 percent support the mission against ISIS in Iraq.

Trudeau Fires Back At Harper's Assertion He Dislikes Military

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper dishonours soldiers who've died to preserve Canada's democracy when he asserts that Justin Trudeau distrusts and dislikes the ...

How to Tackle Canada's Privacy Deficit

David Christopher | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Anyone can be a victim of surveillance. If you've used any of over a hundred popular file-hosting websites in the past three years, chances are you've had your online activity collected and analyzed by CSEC, acting without a warrant and with no independent oversight. There is a great deal that can be done to tackle our privacy deficit.

Harper's New 'Anti-Terrorism' Bill Will Create a Climate of Self-Censorship

Peter Nowak | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Peter Nowak

The Harper government's newly introduced "anti-terrorism" legislature, Bill C-51, has been roundly condemned as an assault on privacy and free speech -- and rightly so. Besides hunting down would-be terrorists, the new laws could be used to stifle dissent, remove due process and lead to the creation of a secret police force, critics say. In a supposedly enlightened and democratic country such as Canada, these would be unwelcome developments to say the least. But there is a deeper cost to eroding privacy than just the spurring of undesirable changes in external entities such as courts and communications networks. Also at stake is the very freedom of Canadians to internally determine who they are and want to be.

Harper's Anti-Terrorism Law To Be Introduced Friday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government's overhaul of anti-terrorism legislation will be introduced by the end of week and will make it crime to promote ...

On Terrorism, Harper is all Talk and No Walk

Colin Kenny | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

The two terrorist attacks in October and the Charlie Hebdo incident in Paris have created a climate of fear in Canada around terrorism. In order to assuage these concerns, the government recently announced its intention to introduce further anti-terrorism legislation. But there are two ways to stop terrorism: you can create new laws and you can also provide adequate funding. While choosing the former option may create the illusion that Harper is tough on terrorism, it's in the latter area that our national security agencies are in greatest need.

Canada Should Stop Using Cowardice to Fight the War on Terror

Ethan Rabidoux | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Ethan Rabidoux

The War on Terrorism has been raging since planes knocked down the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. Canadians have long felt insulated from the rush to hysteria and paranoia that has gripped many of our allies but now we're right in the thick of it.

Alberta's Climate Change Approach Model For North America: Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the Alberta approach to pricing and controlling greenhouse gas emissions could serve as a model for all of...

Why Conservatives Changed Reform Act Into 'Hope for Reform Act'

Duff Conacher | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada
Duff Conacher

Conservative MPs had an historic, unprecedented chance to throw off their chains and empower themselves and all MPs, and political party riding associations, to represent voters. Instead, they changed the Reform Act to the "Hope for Reform Act," essentially giving up the chance to limit party leaders' powers.

Harper: Important To Hear Muslims Condemning Attacks On Soldiers

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - It is of "great importance" to hear Canadian Muslims condemn the attacks which killed two soldiers in Montreal and Ottawa this year, Prime M...

Harper Announces $150M In Aid To Healthcare Of Women And Children

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Politics

DAKAR, Senegal - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced Canada will spend $150 million over five years to help improve the health of women and ch...

Harper Calls On La Francophonie To Put An End To Forced Marriages

CP | Alexandre Robillard, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Politics

DAKAR, Senegal - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has urged countries in la Francophonie to do all they can to put an end to child marriages as well as f...