Prime Minster Harper

The Problem With Political Polarization

Ralph Goodale | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

MPs watched in disbelief last Wednesday as Conservative House Leader Peter Van Loan faced-off against his NDP counterpart, Nathan Cullen, and Party Leader Thomas Mulcair. The altercation followed a fairly minor procedural argument. But it reflects a deeper problem. Since the last election, both the Conservatives and the NDP have pursued a strategy of partisan polarization.

Attawapiskat didn't Mismanage Funds, Harper -- You Did

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Federal court ruled Wednesday morning the that the Conservative government's response to the crisis in Attawapiskat was unreasonable and failed to look at any remedy other than the appointment of a Third Party Manager. Rather that own up to their mistake the Conservative government says it is "disappointed" with the decision. What will it take for this government to take responsibility for its own incompetence? The Conservative government must work with First Nations to find solutions rather than simply trying to deflect blame for their own failures.

Forget the Rules, Harper Won't Penalize You if You're Conservative

Tyler Sommers | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Tyler Sommers

The federal Conservatives responded to the influence-peddling charges that former Prime Minister Harper adviser Bruce Carson is facing by issuing a statement saying those who don't follow the rules face the consequences. This is a deeply hypocritical statement from the Conservatives whose leader has done nothing to penalize dozens of Conservative Cabinet ministers and MPs who violated federal good government rules.

Is Bev Oda the Latest Victim in Harper's War on Women's Rights?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

As MP Bev Oda has chosen to abort not only her ministership, but her political career, the bombshell has informed a troubling narrative on Harper's Conservatives' treatment of womankind. As the Harper government's war on women rages on, anti-woman proposals which have been blighting in the right-wing fringe for years have come to fruition.