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Which Canada Will You Celebrate on Canada Day?

Lizanne Foster | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

I'm not sure which Canada to celebrate this year. In the past I celebrated John Diefenbaker's Canada, the one that introduced the Canadian Bill of Rights, Pierre Elliot Trudeau's Canada, that birthed the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Mulroney's Canada that fought to end Apartheid. But in Stephen Harper's Canada, what is there to celebrate? In Harper's Canada, citizenship, now considered a privilege, has two tiers.

Canada Announces New Economic Sanctions On Russia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government has announced further economic sanctions against organizations in Russia — including a pro-Putin biker gang known as the Night Wolves.

Harper Invites Muslim Leaders To Break Fast With Him At 24 Sussex

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Politics

"This house belongs ultimately to all Canadians,"

Leader Of The Pack For Now

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Politics

But there's a "danger" to take into consideration, warns one expert.

Harper: Tories Encouraged RCMP To Destroy Gun Data

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Politics

"The RCMP is acting upon that legislation. We obviously encouraged them to do that, Mr. Speaker."

Harper's Strategy Mystifies Ex-Senate Reform Allies

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Politics

With an election looming in just four months, former allies in the Senate reform movement are mystified by Harper's strategy, or lack thereof.

Bono Meets With Harper, Trudeau And Mulcair

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics

The Prime Minister's Office says Harper is scheduled to have a "private meeting" Monday afternoon with the Irish singer.

PM Didn't Know Senate Speaker Was Accused Of Misspending

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper did not ask if Leo Housakos was targeted by the auditor general for alleged inappropriate expense claims before nominating him as Speaker of the Senate, Housakos says.

NDP Surge Getting Stronger, Poll Suggests

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Politics

"Liberals should be very concerned. But the worst news here may be for the Conservatives."

Canada Will Never Let Russia Under Putin Back To G7: Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada would never agree to allow Russia back into the G7 as long as Vladimir Putin is president, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.

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 06.30.2015 | 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 06.28.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.19.2015 | 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 06.11.2015 | 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...