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Jun 7th, 2012 by CDNBear
Harper's hunting panel includes groups backed by foreign money
Speaking of hypocrisy.. Harper's hunting panel includes groups backed by foreign money OTTAWA — While the Conservatives accuse some Canadian environmental groups of using foreign money to attack domestic interests, the government's new hunting and...
Premiers demand more EI info. from Harper
Premiers demand more EI info. from Harper Discontent with proposed changes to employment insurance in Atlantic Canada grew Wednesday as the region's premiers stood together in calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to provide more information on ...
Jun 7th, 2012 by Spade
Tories repeal banning hate speech over telephone or Internet
Tories repeal sections of Human Rights Act banning hate speech over telephone or Internet OTTAWA — The Conservative government voted late Wednesday to repeal controversial sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act banning hate speech over the...
Jun 7th, 2012 by Cliffy
Quebec MNA Amir Khadir arrested at protest
CBC News Quebec MNA Amir Khadir arrested at protest - Montreal - CBC News A Quebec politician was arrested Tuesday night during a protest over the province's student crisis and its contentious Bill 78. Amir Khadir, the National Assembly member...
Jun 6th, 2012 by Goober
Veterans plan protest on D-Day anniversary
Veterans plan protest on D-Day anniversary Former soldiers worry about low benefits after their service Canadian soldiers and veterans are planning a rally today on Parliament Hill — the 68th anniversary of the D-Day...
Ontario has no idea how many people are out on bail
Bravo. The Ontario government admits it has no idea how many people are out on bail in the province. The suspect in Saturdays fatal shooting rampage at Torontos Eaton Centre was out on bail at the time and under house arrest. ...
Jun 6th, 2012 by Locutus
Pricey limo tab for ministers in Davos
Pricey limo tab for ministers in Davos OTTAWA – The Harper government is making no apologies for spending more than $20,000 to ferry three cabinet ministers around the tiny Swiss village of Davos last year. Documents obtained by the NDP show that...
Jun 6th, 2012 by petros
Rob Ford vows to win jobs for Toronto with lower tax rate
Mayor Rob Ford vowed Tuesday to get serious about creating jobs by attracting more business to Toronto, in part by driving down the commercial property tax rate. Speaking to a sold-out crowd of 300 business people, Mr. Ford set a target of creating...
Elections Canada budgets $585K for robocalls probe
Elections Canada budgets $585K for robocalls probe Elections Canada is earmarking at least $585,000 to probe the robocalls affair — and that price tag will likely climb as the scope of the investigation widens. ...
"The Western BlocK Party!!!"
The Western BlocK Party. It doesn't exist (except as a concept) at this point. It would NOT be a separist entity, but one with a mandate of supporting Western Interests. Period! Candidates would run in BC,AB,SK, & MB....that's it. Much like the Bloc's...
(by Ron in Regina)
Jun 5th, 2012 by petros
Government must stop charging Canada airports rent, report urges
Government must stop charging Canada airports rent, report urges (Reuters) - The Canadian government should stop treating the country's airports as revenue sources and instead cut industry costs to stop millions of travelers heading to the United...
Tories under fire for pulling plug on freshwater-research funding
Tories under fire for pulling plug on freshwater-research funding The Conservative government is facing growing pressure to reverse its decision to end funding for the Experimental Lakes Area, a unique research zone in Northwestern Ontario where...
Jun 5th, 2012 by BruSan
Cost for MacKay to ‘park his posterior’ in F-35 mockup: $47,000
Cost for MacKay to ‘park his posterior’ in F-35 mockup: $47,000 A 2010 news conference to announce Canada’s plan to buy 65 stealth fighters cost taxpayers more than $47,000, according to documents tabled in Parliament. The figure was revealed by...
Sun News knew about fake citizenship ceremony despite denials
Sun News Network 'Fake' Citizenship Ceremony: Broadcaster Knew About Bogus Citizens Despite Denials OTTAWA - Senior government officials insisted the Sun News Network was actively involved in the decision to have bureaucrats take the place of actual...
Mulcair blames Harper for East-West divisions
Mulcair blames Harper for East-West divisions Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he isn't pitting Canada's East against the West, in prepared remarks to provincial New Democrats gathered for a party convention in Winnipeg...
'I give him credit:' oilsands mayor on Mulcair visit
'I give him credit:' oilsands mayor happy Mulcair met with local officials FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The mayor of Alberta's oilsands region says NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has some valid points about the industry. ...
Jun 1st, 2012 by Cliffy
Calgrians get noisy at Quebec-style casserole rally
Calgrians get noisy at Quebec-style casserole rally March focussed on Bill 78 More than 150 Calgarians banged pots and pans downtown Wednesday night in support of Quebec students. The group walked from Eighth Avenue and First Street S.W. to city...
Wildrose may be falling for Redford's bait
Wildrose may be falling for Redford's bait The PCs are already framing their new Wildrose opponents as small-time, Alberta types from some backwater hicksville that no longer exists except in their minds. And Danielle Smith's party, while...
Job Creation in Canada
Just thought I'd drop in this little gem. After years of corporate tax cuts we have Bombardier laying off 3000 employees and tranferring the jobs to Mexico. And that is entirely the problem with across the board tax cuts that make no distinction between...
(by Bar Sinister)
May 31st, 2012 by Walter
Ford's approval rating plummets
Photo courtesy of National Post Rob Ford’s approval rating plummets after Toronto Star reporter confrontation Mayor Rob Ford’s citywide approval rating has fallen, nowhere more ...
May 30th, 2012 by Kakato
Western provinces decide to promote sustainable development
Western provinces come together in single, united voice Premier Brad Wall says he and his western counterparts have come together "as one voice" to advance issues important to Western Canada and the territories. "There was a pretty dynamic agenda...
Tories backpeddle on EI rule, say minister speaking in 'generalities'
Tories backpeddle on EI rule, say minister speaking in 'generalities' Canadians on EI will be expected to stomach a long commute under new rules the Conservative government is preparing to announce. Human Resources Minister Diane Finley will soon...
May 30th, 2012 by Kakato
Northern Gateway pipeline opposed by 50% in B.C
Northern Gateway pipeline opposed by 50% in B.C Opposition to Enbridge's proposed $5.5-billion Northern Gateway pipeline is growing and has topped 50% in British Columbia, according to an independent survey released Thursday. Opposition to the ...
May 30th, 2012 by Cliffy
Ottawa pledges $1.1M to counter-terrorism research
Ottawa pledges $1.1M to counter-terrorism research The federal government is devoting $1.1 million to terrorism-related research, the first round of funding in a five-year commitment made to honour Air India bombing victims. Public Safety...
May 30th, 2012 by Machjo
Canada ranked 18th out of 35 in child poverty report
Canada ranked 18th out of 35 in child poverty report Child poverty in Canada is more prevalent than the overall national poverty rate, according to a new report that ranks 18th among 35 industrialized nations when it comes to the gap between the two...
NDP and Tories agree on something.
NDP, Tories heap scorn on Montreal port chief’s $10,000 ‘tourist’ snapshots The NDP and the Conservative Party are blasting a report compiled by the president of the Old Port of Montreal after her controversial taxpayer-funded trip to Australia and...
May 29th, 2012 by JLM
Spending and saving or NOT
I read this article and shuddered with FEAR. Would like other opinions. "NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has remortgaged home 11 times, newspaper reports" Here is the link to the article: NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has remortgaged home 11 times,...
RCMP conducted 5-month probe into leaked F-35 story
RCMP conducted 5-month probe into leaked F-35 story The Harper government called in the RCMP to investigate a politically embarrassing story involving the decision to sole-source the purchase of the F-35 stealth fighter, claiming it was a breach of...
May 28th, 2012 by Praxius
Elizabeth May on her pogie past
Our American-Canadian douche-hugger at her best. :lol: Off-season at her family's restaurant business. Only in Canada eh. ;-) When I needed it, I used it Green Party leader Elizabeth May objected Thursday to the Conservative governments...
May 28th, 2012 by Niflmir
Tory MP to appeal electoral ruling
Conservative MP stripped of election win in Etobicoke Centre says he will take case to Supreme Court OTTAWA — A Conservative whose election to the Commons was overturned by...
May 28th, 2012 by Locutus
Thomas Mulcair, being "Thomas Mulcair"....
OTTAWA Stéphane Dion, the former Liberal leader, says he turned down a proposal from advisors to accuse Prime Minister Stephen Harper of favouring Alberta and the oil sands industry during the 2008 election campaign because he feared it would harm...
May 28th, 2012 by CDNBear
Quebec’s anti-protest legislation tramples basic rights: legal experts
Quebec’s anti-protest legislation tramples basic rights: legal experts Even as the Quebec legislature continued Friday morning its section-by-section adoption of a special law to stop this spring’s student protests, legal experts are saying the...
Tory MP suggests internal dissent over budget
Tory MP’s candid comments caught on camera suggest internal dissent over Conservative omnibus budget OTTAWA — A Conservative MP says plenty of government backbenchers share opposition concerns about the wide array of controversial measures crammed...
Mayoral rival says Rob Ford needs to spend more time at office
Mayoral rival says Rob Ford needs to spend more time at office Councillor Shelley Carroll, who is considering her own bid for mayor, says Rob Ford isnt doing the job and needs to show up more at the office. Ms. Carroll, a key member of former...
Stripping expatriate right to vote may be unconstitutional
Law stripping voting rights from Canadian ex-pats unconstitutional, legal challenge argues TORONTO — A law stripping voting rights from more than a million expatriate Canadians who have lived abroad for more than five years should be struck down as...