Canadian Politics


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Jun 18th, 2012 by Nuggler last post
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Google refuses Canada's request to clamp down on urination video
Google refuses Canada's request to clamp down on urination video In a case highlighted by Google as good fodder for a debate about freedom of expression, the Canadian government asked the Internet search empire last year to block public access to a... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 18th, 2012 by petros last post
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Feds flag Northern Gateway project for inadequate oil spill response plan
Feds flagged Enbridge Northern Gateway project for inadequate oil spill response plan: document OTTAWA — Federal officials flagged safety concerns about Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project nearly two years ago, while warning that... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 18th, 2012 by petros last post
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Manufacturing slows in April
Manufacturing slows in April OTTAWA — Production at Canada’s factories fell for the third time in four months in April in yet another signal the global slowdown is starting to hit the domestic economy. Statistics Canada reported Friday that... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 17th, 2012 by JLM last post
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Parks Canada staff banned from criticizing Feds POPULAR!
Parks Canada staff banned from criticizing Feds Workers told they have 'duty' to support Harper government Parks Canada employees across the country have received letters warning they're not allowed to criticize the agency or the federal government.... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 17th, 2012 by Goober last post
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Mulcair hopes budget votes will stoke public outrage
Federal Budget 2012: Thomas Mulcair hopes omnibus budget votes will stoke public outrage OTTAWA—New Democrat Leader Thomas Mulcair hopes a long night of parliamentary voting will help Canadians remember what is being lost in the sweeping legislative... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 17th, 2012 by Afterfostercare last post
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Ombudsman Oversight of Children's Aid Societies
In Ontario, the Children's Aid Societies are not government organizations. They are private non-profit corporations. Therefore they have NO Ombudsman oversight to protect the rights of foster kids in the province of Ontario. Do you support Ombudsman... (by Afterfostercare)
Jun 17th, 2012 by SLM last post
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Four years later, Harper’s apology for residential schools rings hollow for many
Four years later, Harpers apology for residential schools rings hollow for many OTTAWAFour years after Stephen Harper offered an unfettered apology to aboriginal peoples for residential schools, the prime minister is at a turning point in his... (by CDNBear)
Jun 16th, 2012 by earth_as_one last post
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Che was a good guy, really.
Rallying the kids The Toronto District School Board's website extols the virtues of communist thug Che Guevara, on a dedicated webpage replete with a adoring painted portrait of the murderer of innocent civilians."With Ches vision... (by Locutus)
Jun 16th, 2012 by Bar Sinister last post
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Conservatives draw fire for War of 1812 spending
Conservatives draw fire for War of 1812 spending Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government is spending more than $28 million on a war that happened 200 years ago, leaving no doubt it takes the War of 1812 bicentennial very seriously. A special... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 16th, 2012 by dumpthemonarchy last post
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Auditor-General: 41 out of 59 procurements are non-compliant
Auditor-General sounds alarm on House and Senate contracts Parliament has wrongfully awarded large contracts that went to unqualified bidders, were signed retroactively or did not include any justification for being untendered, the Auditor-General... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 16th, 2012 by dumpthemonarchy last post
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Slowly, our dumb immigration is being changed
Hey, I guess they learn something once a decade in Ottawa. Business loves this because now, capital is getting cheaper labour with 300,000 undereducated immigrants entering the country each year. We need only 100,000 immigrants each year, mostly from... (by dumpthemonarchy)
Jun 16th, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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Withdraw Schedule 28 from the Ontario Omnibus Budget Bill entirely...
Withdraw Schedule 28 from the Ontario Omnibus Budget Bill entirely, says community and health advocates Toronto - The Council of Canadians, Ontario Health Coalition, and the Social Planning Network of Ontario are disgusted by the Ontario government's... (by CDNBear)
Jun 15th, 2012 by WLDB last post
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Doug Ford wants to run for Ontario PC leadership
Doug Ford says he will run for Ontario PCs if Dalton McGuinty calls an election With warnings of a potential snap summer election in Ontario, city councillor Doug Ford... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 15th, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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Is Canada ready for Trudeau-Mania?
He's smart, he's talented but Justin Trudeau is not ready to redeem the Liberals OTTAWA Justin Trudeau should, after a suitable period of introspection, politely thank those who... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 15th, 2012 by Niflmir last post
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More attempted censorship on Ezra
The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has come down on Ezra Levant for language used in an earlier episode of The Source, well, Ezra has a response. After telling Chiquita how he felt about their boycott of Canadian oil, and asking for a boycott... (by Locutus)
Jun 15th, 2012 by Niflmir last post
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Tories fear budget-bill showdown burnt substantial political capital
Tories fear budget-bill showdown burnt substantial political capital After almost 24 hours of bobbing up and down in their seats for... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 15th, 2012 by Goober last post
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Canadian Democracy - Takes another hit under Harper POPULAR!
Canadian Democracy - Takes another hit under Harper Andrew Coyne: Bill C-38 shows us how far Parliament has fallen | Full Comment | National Post You know, this is the sort of thing people used to make quite a bit of a fuss over. Bill C-38,... (by Goober)
Jun 15th, 2012 by captain morgan last post
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Canada's economic slack falls
Canada's economic slack falls Trend could mean higher oilsands costs even as crude price falls The amount of slack in the Canadian economy in the first three months of 2012 reached its lowest since the end of 2007, prior... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 14th, 2012 by petros last post
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Mulcair’s Dutch Disease warning supported by OECD report
Thomas Mulcair’s Dutch Disease warning supported by OECD report A new OECD report supports controversial claims by NDP leader Thomas Mulcair that Canada is suffering... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 14th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Canada, Harper need a 'reality check' on global warming: report POPULAR!
Canada, Harper need a 'reality check' on global warming: report OTTAWA — Members of a federal advisory panel, who recently learned their organization was on the chopping block, are sending Prime Minister Stephen Harper a "reality check" on the... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 14th, 2012 by IdRatherBeSkiing last post
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Toronto bans plastic bags
Toronto bans plastic bags Mayor Rob Ford asked council to get rid of the bylaw that requires stores to charge 5 cents for plastic shopping bags. Instead, council got rid of plastic shopping bags. In a major embarrassment for Ford, his effort to... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 13th, 2012 by JLM last post
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Manitoba NDP implement biggest tax hike in 25 years
The biggest tax increase in 25 years is official, after the NDP passed its budget implementation bill Tuesday. The biggest increases - namely charging provincial sales tax on items such as home insurance and services like haircuts and manicures -... (by Locutus)
Jun 13th, 2012 by JLM last post
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Scott Brison: If Canada doesn’t tackle income disparity, the economy will suffer
Scott Brison: If Canada doesn’t tackle income disparity, the economy will suffer A poll reported in the National Post recently found that more than three-quarters of Canadians believe income inequality is a problem in Canada. I recently introduced a... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 13th, 2012 by skookumchuck last post
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Canada best G20 country to be a woman, India worst
LONDONPolicies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the worlds biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday. ... (by Locutus)
Jun 13th, 2012 by JLM last post
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Harper and Rae argue over which one has compromised his ideals the most
Harper and Rae argue over which one has compromised his ideals the most One day before a marathon amendment vote on a highly controversial budget bill is expected to begin,... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 13th, 2012 by MapleDog last post
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Quebec MNA Khadir defends picture showing dead Charest
MONTREAL - Ultra-left wing politician Amir Khadir is on the defensive over a picture on his kitchen table that shows him holding a gun and standing over Premier Jean Charest's dead body. The separatist Quebec Solidaire Leader and his wife both... (by Locutus)
Jun 13th, 2012 by WLDB last post
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Bob Rae won't run for Liberal leadership
Bob Rae won't run for Liberal leadership Bob Rae will not seek the permanent leadership of the Liberal party and will continue as interim leader until the new leader is chosen, CBC News has learned. Rae was widely expected to enter the race and... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 12th, 2012 by gopher last post
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National Post: NDP making huge gains as Canada tilts leftward POPULAR!
NDP making huge gains as Canada tilts leftward The Canadian public is on a distinct tilt to the left, says a new national public opinion poll, suggesting concern over wealth ... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 12th, 2012 by L Gilbert last post
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Doug ford apologizes for on-air racist gaffe
Doug ford apologizes for on-air gaffe Toronto Councillor Doug Ford has apologized after using an anti-Polish slur on his Newstalk 1010 radio show with his brother Mayor Rob Ford. While discussing the Euro 2012 soccer championship, Councillor Ford... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 12th, 2012 by Omicron last post
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Tory immigration bill passes in Commons
OTTAWA - The government's controversial immigration and refugee bill will now make its way to the Senate despite opposition outrage. Bill C-31, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, cleared the House of Commons Monday by a 159-132 vote after... (by Locutus)
Jun 12th, 2012 by jariax last post
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‘Embarrassment to the Canadian government’ a security threat at G20
‘Embarrassment to the Canadian government’ considered security threat at Toronto G20 summit: documents Along with terrorism and organized crime, “embarrassment to the Canadian government” was considered one of the threats facing security forces at... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 11th, 2012 by Kakato last post
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Feds concoct an Oilsands counterterrorism unit
Ottawa launches Alberta counterterrorism unit After labelling certain environmental and first nations groups as extremists and radicals, Canadas federal... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 11th, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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Sask., Ottawa reach deal on greenhouse gases
Province granted more control The federal government has agreed to give Saskatchewan control over how it cuts greenhouse gas emissions from its coal-fired power plants. Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent and Saskatchewan Environment Minister... (by petros)
Jun 11th, 2012 by MapleDog last post
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Over half of opposition supporters want NDP/Liberal party merger to take on Harper
More than half of federal Liberal and NDP supporters back the idea of their parties merging into one with the aim of of defeating Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, a new poll suggests. The online survey of more than 1,000 Canadians, conducted... (by petros)
Jun 11th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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National Post: Peter MacKay can’t explain $2.8 B increase in costs
Defence Department can’t explain increase in costs OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence cannot fully explain why defence spending jumped about 14% in the most recent fiscal year to $22.5-billion — including nearly $4-billion in March alone —... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 11th, 2012 by captain morgan last post
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Federal budget 2012: Opposition brace for voting marathon to thwart Harper’s omnibus
Thwart, that's right. Thwart. :lol: Anyway.................:lol: , at the end of the dramatic Torstar bylined story is the actual 'news' but have a read if it grabs your ghighi. OTTAWAA voting marathon that could keep members of Parliament... (by Locutus)
Jun 10th, 2012 by petros last post
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Mulcair: NDP to target youth
Mulcair: NDP to target youth Canada’s teens will be hearing from the federal New Democrats before the next national election, Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair said in Lunenburg County on Saturday. He said low voter turnout in last... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 10th, 2012 by Tonington last post
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Oil-sands criticism ‘incrementally helped’ Mulcair
Oil-sands criticism ‘incrementally helped’ Mulcair NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s complaint that unrestrained development of the Alberta oil sands is hurting other parts of the Canadian economy does not seem to have diminished support for his party. ... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 10th, 2012 by MapleDog last post
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Montreal’s subway becomes the front line of Grand Prix protests
Montreal Just awesome. Trample the rights of others, because you think your rights are being trampled. The hypocrisy of this group and anyone that defends them, is staggering. (by CDNBear)
Jun 9th, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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Harper is a Big Meanie
Germany is expressing its irritation with Canada for refusing to contribute to an international bailout fund as Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces increased pressure from the G20 to show “solidarity” with countries tackling Europe’s financial crisis.... (by Locutus)
Jun 9th, 2012 by taxslave last post
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Canadians will pay for Harper's approach to environment: former Tory
Canadians will pay for Harper's approach to environment: former Tory OTTAWA — Canadians will "pay a price" for Prime Minister Stephen Harper's unbalanced and mistaken approach on environmental issues, says a former Reform and Conservative party MP. ... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 9th, 2012 by JLM last post
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Documents show Tories knew F-35 was unaffordable
Tories knew last year shopping list of military equipment was ‘unaffordable,’ documents show OTTAWA — The Conservative government knew as far back as last year that Defence Department budget cuts had made its multi-billion-dollar shopping list of... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 8th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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NDP Shun 200 Million Hours of Union Work: Trade Unions Align with Oilsands
Mulcairs anti-oilsands message risks alienating union base Photograph by: Adrian Wyld , THE CANADIAN PRESS (by captain morgan)
Jun 8th, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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Who do Canadians want to vote for? Barack Obama
Who do Canadians want to vote for? Barack Obama Who is the most popular politician among Canadians? That’s easy: Barack Obama. Angus Reid is releasing a poll... (by mentalfloss)
Jun 8th, 2012 by MapleDog last post
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Meanwhile, At the Canadian Museum of Civilization...
Face to Face: The Canadian Personalities Hall ... Grouped under five key themes, 27 individuals have been selected from thousands of potential candidates. Some are well known, others are not, but they have all helped shape Canada. In the... (by Locutus)