Stephen Harper Government

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 Reinvents Political Appointments

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

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is creating a new advisory committee to help it choose candidates for vice regal appointments such as the governo...

Vic Toews and the League of Imaginary Crime Fighters

Joan Ruzsa | Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Joan Ruzsa

After Statistics Canada reported that police-reported crime was at its lowest level in 40 years, Vic Toews tweeted "Crime rate down 6% -- shows CPC tough on crime is working." I couldn't really understand how Bill C-10, which doesn't even begin to come into force until August 9 of this year, could somehow be responsible for a drop in crime in previous years. But then I realized...Toews must be the MP version of The Terminator: "A human-looking, apparently unstoppable cyborg (or in this case, Public Safety Minister) is sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor (or in this case, crime)."

Althia Raj

It's Full Throttle On The Conservative Agenda | Althia Raj | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government is bracing for a showdown with the opposition over its budget implementation bill, massive omnibus crime legislation and a...

Docs On 'Harper Government' Name Change Contradict PMO Denials

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Despite Conservative assertions to the contrary, a directive did go out to some civil servants last fall ordering them to use the term "Harpe...

Harper Government Minister Pushed Alberta Towards Cap-And-Trade

CP | Mark Brownlee, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A former Conservative cabinet minister attempted to convince Alberta politicians to accept a more stringent regulatory approach to curbing c...

Another Recession? 'This Time We'll Be On Our Own'

The Globe and Mail | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada Business

The developed world is in clear and present danger of sinking back into recession. If that happens, the Harper government will be far less equipped to...