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Conservatives Take a Sharp Right Turn

Hassan Arif | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

While there are notable differences between the Canadian Conservatives and U.S. Tea Party Republicans, both nonetheless represent a new brand of conservatism that make predecessors seem like moderates (or even progressives).

Canada: Environmental Loser at Home and Abroad

Keith Brooks | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Brooks

In the coming days, the world's leaders will gather in Rio de Janeiro to seek renewed commitment to the principles of sustainable development. The Rio+20 hasn't received a lot of Canadian attention, and for good reason: A federal budget bill which contains over 100 pages dedicated to weakening environmental legislation and oversight has just been passed by parliament.