September 2, 2014
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Only Stephen Harper Stands in the Way of an Effective Government

Stephen Harper Ben Stansall/WPA-Rota

In nearly nine years as Prime Minister, Mr. Harper has had only two brief meetings with all the Premiers in the same room at the same time. And on the issues raised in Charlottetown -- healthcare, elder-care, pensions, the missing and murdered women, infrastructure, sustainable energy, and a "Team Canada" approach to trade and marketing -- Mr. Harper has largely abandoned the field.

Poll: Tory Holds 'Significant' Lead Over Ford

John Tory Rob Ford
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'Barbaric And Unacceptable'

Stephen Harper
CP

Harper Reacts To Sotloff Death

NDP Wonders If Others Should Be Charged In Duffy Case

Mike Duffy
CP

Most Canadians Don't Buy That He's 'In Over His Head': Poll

Justin Trudeau
CP

Khadr Trying Again To Sue Canada For $20M

Omar Khadr
CP

Chow Vows To Raise Land Transfer Tax, Fund School Nutrition

Olivia Chow
CP

NATO Leaders To Put Cyberattacks In Same League As Real Attacks

Stephen Harper
CP

What N.B. Race Means For Trudeau's Liberals In 2015

Trudeau Gallant
CP

Del Mastro's Lawyer Calls Witness A Liar

Dean Del Mastro
CP

It Ain't Easy Being RoFo

Sheldon Bergstrom
CP

'I Have Had People Yell At Me'

ROB'S RETURN?

Rob Anders Criticized For For Not Being 'Local' Enough

Rob Anders Petition Kirschenbaum

CANADALAND: This Story About Harper's North Trip Was Spiked

Stephen Harper
CP

Full-Day Kindergarten Kicks Off Across Ontario

Full Day Kindergarten Ontario
Andrew Francis Wallace via Getty Images

Ex-Lieutenant-Governor's Fraud Trial Resumes Oct. 2

Lise Thibault
CP

Cuts To Defence Budget Run Deeper Than Thought

Canada Military
CP

Pressure Mounts From U.S., U.K.

Medical Pot Applications 'A Pressure-Cooker Ready To Blow'

California Marijuana Farm
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Veteran Aims To Take On MacKay

Peter Mackay
CP

Tory Bill Faces 'Major Constitutional Problem'

Supreme Court Canada
CP

Feds 'Stealing' Site For Communism Memorial: Architect

Stephen Harper
AFP

Rob Ford Backs Out Of Two Mayoral Debates At Last Minute

Rob Ford
GEOFF ROBINS via Getty Images

Will Canada Become A Member Of NATO's Rapid Reaction Force?

Nato Canada
CP

CRA Targeted Left-Leaning Think Tank For Audit For Being 'Biased'

Canada Revenue Agency
CP

Canadians Like Trudeau Much More Than Harper, Poll Finds

Trudeau Harper
CP

Report On Middle-Class Economy Paints Rosy Picture

Joe Oliver
Bloomberg via Getty Images

MacKay 'Politely' Listened To Aboriginal Roundtable Pitch In June

Peter Mackay
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Why The U.S. Avoids Calling Russia's Actions In Ukraine An 'Invasion'

Putin Obama
Getty

Moving From Reserve To Recruit Can Be Jarring For Aboriginals: Study

Canadian Army
Insight Imaging via Getty Images

Canada Urged To Boost Defence Spending By NATO Chief

Anders Fogh Rasmussen
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mulcair's Secret Weapon

Thomas Mulcair
PC
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Ex-Chow Advisor Threatens Lawsuit Against 'Opponent,' Beyonce Involved

Canada Sending Relief To Iraq

Stephen Harper Christian Paradis
CP

Wynne To Harper: Call Me

Kathleen Wynne Stephen Harper
CP

Liberals Ponder Mandatory Voting

Justin Trudeau
CP

Head Of Canadian Jewish Group To Nominate Harper For Nobel Prize

Stephen Harper Israel
CP

Premiers Agree To Move Forward On National Energy Strategy

Bob Mcleod
CP

Feds To End Fees For Getting Bills On Paper

James Moore Wireless
CP

Ottawa Runs A Whopping Surplus

Ottawa
Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

$1.6 Billion Compared To $200 Million Last Year

'Well, That Was A Quiet 4 Years'

Rob Ford Doug Ford
CP

'I Know I Embarrassed Council'

Rob Ford
CityNew screengrab

RoFo Gets Emotional

Race To Replace Flaherty Heats Up

Jim Flaherty
CP

Laurier's Lessons For Trudeau

Wilfrid Laurier
CP

Canada's Premiers Recreate A Historic Moment

Premiers Meeting
Twitter

Major Crime Bills Get Scant Scrutiny

Stephen Harper Vote
CP

THE PULSE
Ford Closing The Gap In Mayoral Race, Poll Suggests

Rob Ford
CP

But Are The Numbers For Real?

Public Service Integrity Watchdog Quits

Mario Dion
DIGITAL DIPLOMACY

Canada Starts Online Flame War

Not Russia
Twitter

N.B. Premier: 'Trudeau Is 50 Years Late'

David Alward Justin Trudeau
CP