Stephen Harper Conservatives

Key Harper Policies Don't Match Canadians' Priorities: Public-Opinion Surveys

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Public-opinion research for the federal Finance Department suggests key government policies are out of step with Canadians' priorities, inclu...

Throne Speech Promises Balanced Budget Law

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Mandatory balanced-budget legislation, interprovincial booze runs, public sector bashing and lifetime prison terms are among a grab bag of po...

He's Running Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed Monday he intends to prorogue Parliament, with a speech from the throne likely to kick off a new parliamentary...

Harper Aims To Prorogue Parliament.. Again

CBC | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Parliament will be prorogued until October, when his Conservative government will introduce the next speech from th...

The Tories: Canada's Founding Party?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada Politics

The Conservative Party of Canada was mulling paying off Senator Mike Duffy’s $90,000 in improperly claimed living expenses, but refused when they sa...

Bad Financial News For The Tories

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal Conservative money machine seems to have faltered somewhat.Annual financial reports filed with Elections Canada show the ruling T...

Feds Spent $700,000 On War Of 1812 Manuscripts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A massive trove of books, maps and manuscripts from the War of 1812 now belong to Canada.The federal government has paid nearly $700,000 at a...

Harper Conservatives Faced A Few Hurdles This Spring

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A chronology of some of the difficulties that have faced Stephen Harper's Conservative government this spring:Jan. 31 — Finance Minister Ji...

Harper Tweet Raises Questions

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A partisan pitch sent from the prime minister's Twitter account touched off some pointed questions Monday about how Stephen Harper is using t...

$113 Million On Ads? No Problem

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is justifying the more than $100 million his government has spent on economic advertising by pointing to Canadi...

WATCH: Trudeau Versus Harper

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Politics

Canadians hungry to see what a potential showdown between Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper might look like got a small taste Thursday afternoon. S...

Harper Refuses To Leak Pipeline Position

CBC | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is defending the independence of the environmental review process underway for Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline, tel...

Tories War on Science Hurts Us All

Andrew Weaver | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew Weaver

I was shocked by this week's news that the Harper Tories were closing Environment Canada's Experimental Lakes Area, cutting a smokestack emissions research group and a Department of Fisheries and Oceans contaminants program. Where are the real Tories willing to put the word "conserve" back into the Conservative Party of Canada?

Tories Got That Lovin' Feeling

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA — Conservative Party members have descended on Ottawa for a three-day conference that began Thursday night with rounds ...