Feb 29th, 2008
Ottawa mum on Afghan funding ahead of G8 summit
Ottawa mum on Afghan funding ahead of G8 summit U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Canada’s prime minister and five other world leaders today to this bucolic presidential retreat as he kicks off two international summits. Prime Minister Stephen...
May 17th, 2012 by CDNBear
Is roadkill coming to Canadian dinner tables?
Is roadkill coming to Canadian dinner tables? Ottawa - The Conservative government intends to change regulations to allow animals to be killed on the farm before being processed for human consumption. The opposition...
May 17th, 2012 by JLM
Old Age Security affordable without changes, watchdog says
Old Age Security affordable without changes, watchdog says Parliamentary Budget Officer says no need to raise OAS eligibility age to 67 from 65 Canada can afford its Old Age Security system without making younger Canadians...
Computer hacker found not guilty of G-20 summit bomb plot
Apparently he spent 10 months in jail before they could finally come to their senses to let him go. Computer hacker found not guilty of G-20 summit bomb plot OTTAWA — A protester arrested as leaders of the world's top economies gathered in Toronto...
Chinese firm's Canadian contracts raise security fears
Chinese firm's Canadian contracts raise security fears Barred by the U.S. and Australia, tech giant Huawei makes inroads in Canada The former head of U.S. counter-espionage says the Harper government is putting North American security at risk by...
May 16th, 2012 by JLM
Should the government guarantee full-time minimum wage?
Some here have accused me of not caring for the poor because of my opposition to minimum wage legislation, so I decided I'll turn the tables around with a question to those who support minimum wage legislation: Do you support the government...
Masks of Mischief
(Note: As i could not find the archive I am going to type out the Article i just read here, and post a photo of the article taken by my web cam. If anyone can find this article and hot link it for validity it would be appreciated) So, I think...
May 16th, 2012 by Machjo
Tough love Conservative style
It's no revelation that real wages haven't keep pace with rising costs over the years resulting in many people working at or below the subsistance level in this country and others in the developed world. But according to Jim Flaherty Canadians should be...
F-35 program to get overhaul after scathing AG report
F-35 program to get overhaul after scathing AG report Canada will re-examine the F-35 jet fighter program following the release of an auditor general's report today that slams the Defence Department...
May 14th, 2012 by Nuggler
NDP sets up roadblocks to budget bill
NDP sets up roadblocks to budget bill New Democrat MPs have begun slipping procedural knots over Parliament in a bid to prevent the Harper government from speedily passing its massive budget implementation bill. The NDP triggered a series of...
May 14th, 2012 by Goober
Tory attacks against NDP getting little media traction
Tory attacks against NDP getting little media traction OTTAWA — With its two-week-long campaign targeting the NDP's shadow cabinet having largely fallen on deaf ears in the media, the Conservatives seem to be...
May 14th, 2012 by petros
NASA: Tar sands is the "dirtiest of fuels"
NASA's James Hansen: tar sands is the "dirtiest of fuels" and "game over for the climate" James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, made another appeal this week to end our reliance on tar sands oil or it will be “game...
May 14th, 2012 by Locutus
Bailing-out the Quebec Mafia
Canadian stimulus money goes to companies, people implicated in Quebec scandals MONTREAL—Some of the public money set aside for Canada’s economic recovery has ended up in the hands of companies and individuals accused of taking part in an elaborate...
May 14th, 2012 by Machjo
Peter MacKay blames opposition, media for Libya-cost controversy
OTTAWA Canadas embattled defence minister took to the airwaves Sunday to make his case that he did not mislead Canadians about the cost of the military mission to Libya. Defence Minister Peter MacKay said opposition parties and the media have...
May 14th, 2012 by petros
Opposition leader needs to rethink position on resources
Tom Mulcair's derision of oilsands is raising the ire of the West as he tries to pit one part of the country against the other Unusually, a premier is stepping forward to do battle with official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair over the pace of...
May 13th, 2012 by Machjo
From CUPE's Annual Convention:
Harper to blame for the economy PEI Premier Joe Ghiz, speaking in Charlottetown at CUPE's annual convention:"Wehave to make sure that each and every Canadian gets to share in the wealth of our country. Today, in my opinion, Stephen Harper is...
May 11th, 2012 by SLM
Charities urge Peter Kent to retract 'laundering' accusation
Charities urge Peter Kent to retract 'laundering' accusation Canadian charities are demanding Environment Minister Peter Kent retract accusations that some charitable groups are "laundering" foreign funds in Canada. ...
May 11th, 2012 by Locutus
Adam Vaughan's `special' jury duty pass
Because, you know, he's Adam Vaughan. And he deserves recognition for the work he does there at City Hall. Toronto councillors delivered their verdict on jury duty Wednesday - they dont want to do it. Councillors voted 23 to 11 in favour of...
Libya mission cost 7X more than advertised
True cost of Libya mission was seven times gov't. estimate: documents OTTAWA — Amid allegations the Conservative government intentionally lowballed the price of the F-35 stealth fighter project, newly released National Defence documents indicate the...
Canadian medical calls were routed to Italy
N.L. marine medical calls routed to Italy When Shang Rideout called for medical assistance for his ailing father Ronald, skipper of the fishing vessel Sherry Ann Chris, he did not expect to speak with a doctor in Rome — and did not expect the doctor...
Sask. fields grow jet biofuel
Yeah, lets grow jet fuel instead of food. **** the starving, I want to fly to Jamaica with ego-friendly jet fuels. The seeds for a new kind of jet biofuel are being grown right here in Saskatchewan. Biojet flight tests are currently taking place...
April 2012 Poll Avgs - The streams have crossed.
April 2012 Federal Poll Averages A month of tremendous change, April saw the New Democrats storming from a distant second to a narrow first. Thomas Mulcair may be in the midst of a honeymoon, but it is quite the...
Cuts threaten Canada's satellite eye on the Arctic
Cuts threaten Canada's satellite eye on the Arctic A majority of Canadians see Arctic sovereignty as the country's top foreign-policy priority, according to a recent poll by Ekos Research for the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global ...
Vic Toews cuts access to porn... for prisoners.
Vic Toews says he’s cut access to porn on TVs in Nova Scotia prison Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says he’s cut the cable channels that were allowing some Nova Scotia inmates to watch porn in prison. “I recently discovered that some inmates had...
Ford ignores the media at World Press Freedom event
Toronto News: Mayor Rob Ford marks World Press Freedom Week - thestar.com Rob Ford celebrates World Press Freedom Day, does not take reporters Ford ignores the media at World Press Freedom event | Home | Toronto Sun He blew an opportunity to be...
May 10th, 2012 by petros
Toronto Sportsmenís Show wins exemption from city
A successful bid to allow the Toronto Sportsmens Show back at Exhibition Place reignited the fiery debate around how to combat gun violence in the city. Council voted Wednesday night 22 to 10 to exempt the popular hunting, fishing and outdoor...
May 9th, 2012 by gerryh
What are they teaching our kids?
TORONTO - "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." - Vladimir Lenin One school seems to be sowing the seeds of hate against the Jews. Another seems to be training third graders to learn how to be...
Taxpayers footing bill for PM's private lawyer
OTTAWA -- The Conservative government has hired a private-sector lawyer -- at taxpayers' expense -- to represent Prime Minister Stephen Harper and three others who are among those being sued for defamation by former Tory cabinet minister Helena...
Contaminated sites to cost us $7.7 Billion
Contaminated sites pose billions in risk OTTAWA — The federal government is facing $7.7 billion in environmental liabilities for approximately 22,000 federal contaminated sites across the...
May 9th, 2012 by Cliffy
Cancer rate sinks as less people smoke
Cancer claiming fewer Canadian lives, report says Canadians are making progress in the battle against cancer. A new report from Canadian Cancer Society says close to 100,000 lives have been saved over the past 20 years because of the declining rates...
Federal Tories tied to Quebec companies accused of corruption
Federal Tories tied to Quebec companies accused of corruption The federal Conservative Party received donations from dozens of employees at three engineering firms now implicated in high-profile police investigations into Quebec's construction...
May 9th, 2012 by JLM
Vote in southern U.S. state bans gay marriages
Vote in southern U.S. state bans gay marriages Voters in North Carolina Tuesday approved a state constitutional amendment forbidding gay marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships, still divisive social issues in the United States. The ...
Ministers got inside track to Jets tickets
Ministers got inside track to Jets tickets WINNIPEG - It’s like getting caught with a hand in the cookie jar filled, instead, with Winnipeg Jets season tickets. That’s the...
God, The Holy Books And Politics
God, The Holy Books And Politics Politically who is God? Is God communist or socialist or capitalist? If you use the religious texts of all the religions where would you put God in the political spectrum?
Artist Destroys Artwork On Live TV To Protest Harper
Allan Harding MacKay Destroys Artwork On Live TV To Protest Ottawa's Treatment Of Veterans And Aboriginals TORONTO - Canadian artist Allan Harding MacKay says he's destroying five pieces of his own artwork to...
Environment commissioner expected to slam Tories
Environment commissioner expected to slam Tories Kyoto, climate change targets and contaminated sites subject of report Climate change experts are expecting the federal environment commissioner to take a critical view of the government's policies on ...
May 8th, 2012 by petros
Sask. premier slams Mulcair over 'Dutch disease' comments
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is accusing federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair of dividing Canadians with his comments about the economy and energy. In a recent interview, Mulcair said the resource sector in western Canada is artificially driving up the...