Hundreds of protesters, many of them wearing white lab coats, gathered yesterday across 17 Canadian cities to express their annoyance at the federal government’s anti-science policies. Advocates say the campaign to counter these measures has moved into…
Stephen Harper is a changed man. And, 20 years after he was first elected to Parliament and 10 years after he took the leadership of his party, Canada has changed with him. Postmedia News parliamentary bureau chief Mark Kennedy has […]
OTTAWA – The Harper government has opened up what was supposed to be a unusual closed-door meeting to discuss the need to shine a greater public light of the expenses of MPs and senators. MPs from the Conservatives, NDP and … Continue Reading
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Before both unions can go ahead with their proposal, TWU National Executive Council will review the merger agreement in September, f…
The incident took place at the end of an event at the Raglan Mine in northern Quebec, where Harper was lauding a renewable energy project
The Supreme Court of Canada is about to wade into the debate over the future of the Senate, but Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin cautions it will take time
The Conservatives’ telecommunications policy is a mess. And that’s being kind.
(If inclined to be harsh, I’d say Harper is selling out this country to the U.S. and threatening the jobs of thousands of Canadians.)
As part of an effort to open Can…
With stump speeches a thing of the past, Jean-Martin Aussant is now hoping music — a lifelong passion — will help sway people where political discourse failed
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird denounced Russia’s controversial new anti-gay law as hateful Thursday, saying it could incite violence.
At a time when corruption scandals have given Quebec mayors a bad name, Colette Roy-Laroche is providing a welcome boost to the image of municipal leaders
Late last month, the LCBO began offering its products to federal departments and agencies at a 49% discount from the retail price that everyone else pays
OTTAWA — Stephen Harper’s largest cabinet shuffle yet was one befitting the social media age. In an unprecedented move, the prime minister cut out the media middle man in announcing his new cabinet Monday morning, instead tweeting out the names […]
Kerry-Lynne Findlay wrote to the public works minister encouraging her to get her department to begin to renew its lease on a constituent-owned building
Another seat has opened up around Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet table with news that a Conservative MP from Alberta won’t be running in the next federal election
Stuff like this is why, even though I like Kathleen Wynne, I’m not exactly running to renew my OLP membership card:
Premier Kathleen Wynne is “deliberately dismantling” protections for everything from Crown land to prized species like polar bears, snapping turtles and lake sturgeon, Ontario’s environmental watchdog warns.In his 190-page annual report, Gord Miller sounded the alarm over an “obscure” change in last spring’s budget that allows Wynne’s cabinet to delegate powers over government-owned wilderness to private companies. That paves the way for “wide open exploitation” of Ontario’s north without proper checks and balances to safeguard wildlife and precious (Read more…)
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday he had “every right to know” about the scheme his former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, concocted earlier this year to use $90,000 of his own money to repay Sen. Mike Duffy’s […]
Oops: AM640 ‘s Lou Schizas calls Andrea Horwath a ‘whore’ | canada.com o.canada.com/2013/06/12/and… via @natnewswatch— Lorrie Goldstein (@sunlorrie) June 13, 2013 @mistervermin @natnewswatch Exactly.— Lorrie Goldstein (@sunlorrie) June 13, 2013 h/t Justin StayshynFiled under: Canadian politics Tagged: AM640, Andrea Horwath, Lorrie Goldstein, Lou Schizas, Ontario NDP, Ontario Politics, Sun Media, The Happy Capitalist
So does anyone read anything these days about that women’s night fundraiser and some of Justin Trudeau’s comments on China at it that some media and political partisans tried to turn into a firestorm?
Not really. The recent by-election successes of the LPC and the continuing (ever continuing) firestorm on the Senate has pushed that completely off the news cycle. That said, it is a warning to JT and his advisers/organizers need to be more aware and conscious of future events and how things get worded. The continued good polling for the LPC and JT has a big bulls-eye painted (Read more…)
OTTAWA – At least 13 Canadian government agencies have had subscriptions with U.S. private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, Inc. or Stratfor, sometimes dubbed a shadow CIA, newly released WikiLeaks emails indicate. Stratfor came under fire recently after a leaked company … Continue Reading
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January 2014 marks eight full years of power for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, years filled with sweeping attacks on a host of things that Canadians value dearly. He and his Conservative government have damaged or weakened Canada’s health-care system, social welfare programs, women’s equality and human rights initiatives, First Nations rights, environmental protection, science and evidence-based policies, our international reputation as peacekeepers, and our very democracy.
TweetFormer provincial cabinet minister and MLA Ron Liepert officially announced in a statement this morning his intentions to seek the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in the newly redistributed Calgary Signal Hill riding. Mr. Liepert’s candidacy has been widely suspected since the “timetodobetter.ca” group announced it would support a candidate to challenge ultra-conservative Member of […]
I am posting this article mainly so the commenter called “conservatives are lying scum” can repost his or her comments here. (You can currently read them on this old post: harper’s support for veterans: wear a poppy. do nothing else.) Veterans who were in Ottawa to lobby against the closing of their regional offices left a brief, emotional meeting Tuesday with Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino visibly frustrated and saying they were disrespected.
The federal government has already closed one office in Prince George, B.C., and plans to close eight more on Jan. 31.
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The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers has a great page that counters every single one of the Harper Government’s statements lies about refugee claims in Canada. At the site, click on any of the statements to read more. Challenging The Myths: The Truth About Canadian Refugee Law
The Federal government’s refugee laws and policies are shrouded by myths and misinformation. The circulation of these myths is one of the biggest barriers to understanding the issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees in Canada.
This page highlights some common myths about refugees to correct the record and provide accurate information:
1. Canada (Read more…)
Although Canadians like to think of themselves governed by a modern democratic state, in reality, we are still governed by a colonial form of government that is a vestige of the British Empire.
Our Head of State is a foreign monarch, Queen Elizabeth II; the Prime Minister is chosen by the Crown’s representative, the Governor General — although tradition has is that this title is bestowed upon the winner of the contested vote exchange that takes place during a general election — and the laws adopted by Parliament do not become law until they are given the Royal Assent from the Governor (Read more…)
Tweet Former City Councillor and mayor candidate Kerry Diotte announced on his Facebook page today that he plans to seek the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in the new Edmonton-Griesbach riding. Mr. Diotte represented Ward 11 on Edmonton City Council from 2010 until 2013. He ran against Don Iveson for mayor in the 2013 election, placing […]
How easy it is, entertaining even, to contemplate the painless dissolution of a nation. Someone should develop a board game; Smash Canada. Then perhaps the masterminds now opining blithely about post-separation arrangements might leave the rest of us alone. Such […]
OTTAWA — The Liberals and New Democrats have both chosen accomplished journalists to face off for Bob Rae’s old seat in Parliament. But the Toronto Centre byelection contest between Liberal Chrystia Freeland and the NDP’s Linda McQuaig is about more […]
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is making a concerted effort to paint the Liberals and the Conservatives as two old peas in the same corrupt, entitled, unaccountable pod.
Thomas Mulcair has evidently concluded that ignoring a problem won’t make it go away
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named Quebec Sen. Claude Carignan as the new government leader in the Senate, Harper’s office announced Friday. Carignan, 48, a former law professor, mayor and Conservative party election candidate, replaces Sen. Marjory LeBreton, […]
The Parti Quebecois plan on minority accommodations took a big step toward becoming a reality Monday, with the party that likely has the swing vote in the legislature backing major parts of the plan.
The Tories plan to file the motion Sept. 9, the day the legislature resumes, because the justice committee was not allowed to ask about emails from senior Liberals
After John Baird spoke out this week against a new anti-gay Russian law, some critics say the Conservatives will lose support from within their own party
Job action by Canadian Foreign Service Officers initially was presented as a novelty item. Diplomats threatening strike with information pickets at the Washington Embassy? Were they wearing striped trousers?
The work stoppages initiated Monday by the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) are drawing more serious attention. Officers issuing visas around the globe (Abu Dhabi, Ankara, Beijing, Cairo, Delhi/Chandigarh, Hong Kong, London, Manila, Mexico City, Moscow, Paris, Riyadh, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai) are off the job, leaving foreign students, family visitors, tourists, and conference goers unable to come to Canada.
The tragic news of Sammy Yatim’s unnecessary death at the hands of the Toronto police Friday night has sparked a much needed debate regarding the use of excessive force by police in the mainstream media.
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair announced that the ”public has every right to be concerned” about the events which unfolded on the 505 streetcar, and the he would be conducing his own investigation in addition to the one being done by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).
The federal Liberal leader, who has already called for the decriminalization of marijuana, this week said he would like to see it legalized altogether
As the Assembly of First Nations and a group of rival chiefs held concurrent meetings Wednesday, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau accused the governing Conservatives of sowing divisions among aboriginal people