Canadian Politics


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May 3rd, 2012 by Liberalman last post
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MPP Resignation Could Spell The End Of Tim Hudak'
Elizabeth Witmer's Resignation Could Spell The End Of Tim Hudak's Leadership In Ontario Within a year of the 2011 provincial election, the Ontario Liberals could regain their majority government and deal Tim... (by mentalfloss)
May 3rd, 2012 by taxslave last post
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The loony left’s gift to Stephen Harper
The piece is so entertaining, I must paste the whole damn thing. :lol: Majority report Thoughts on a Conservative majority world. The Ottawa Citizens Dan Gardner argues that Stephen Harpers leftist critics play a key role in keeping the ... (by Locutus)
May 2nd, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Tories more trusted for decisions on Canada's interests: poll
Tories more trusted for decisions on Canada's interests: poll Canadians hold greatest trust in the Conservatives for making the right decisions in the country's interests — but they think the NDP does the best job of... (by mentalfloss)
May 2nd, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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Real estate boom brings Toronto budget surplus as high as $270-million
Real estate boom brings Toronto budget surplus as high as $270-million Fuelled largely by the city’s surging real estate market, the city of Toronto is anticipating its... (by mentalfloss)
May 2nd, 2012 by Nuggler last post
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Peter MacKay may become Justice Minister
Peter MacKay as Justice Minister? Wait and See. The talk among many in the defence world in Ottawa is about the fate of Peter MacKay. Will Prime Minister Stephen Harper drop him from his job as defence minister? Various commentators have... (by mentalfloss)
May 2nd, 2012 by PoliticalNick last post
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Liberal leadership race could have “six or seven” candidates by summer
OTTAWA—At least a half dozen Liberal leadership candidates could be gearing up their campaigns as soon as this summer. Liberal party president Mike Crawley says he knows of about “six or... (by Locutus)
May 1st, 2012 by Nuggler last post
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CBC not renewing Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune
Omg. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, two popular U.S. game shows, will not be returning to the CBC primetime lineup in the fall of 2012. But Corrie fans rest reassured: the U.K.s beloved kitchen sink drama, Coronation Street almost 52 years... (by Locutus)
May 1st, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Harper support drops sharply
as NDP move into statistical tie with Tories: poll Only a month into the leadership of Thomas Mulcair, the NDP has moved into a statistical tie with the federal Conservatives in the latest Nanos poll, while Prime Minister Stephen Harpers... (by Locutus)
May 1st, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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A year in, Harper’s lost more ground in majority than two minorities
A year in, Harper’s lost more ground in majority than two minorities A year after the federal election, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and Thomas Mulcair’s... (by mentalfloss)
May 1st, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Conservative cuts put half of Statscan jobs at risk
Conservative cuts put half of Statscan jobs at risk Nearly half of the roughly 5,000 people working at Statistics Canada are being warned that their jobs are at risk, suggesting deep cuts are in store for one of the country’s most trusted sources... (by mentalfloss)
May 1st, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Tories accused of bungling another military purchase
Tories accused of bungling another military purchase A $2-billion procurement contract for about 100 new Close Combat Vehicles for the military has been restarted after the latest bids didn't meet technical requirements, a Conservative MP says. ... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 30th, 2012 by damngrumpy last post
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Opposition wants Commons speaker given new powers to keep unruly MPs in line
Opposition wants Commons speaker given new powers to keep unruly MPs in line OTTAWA - The Opposition says the Speaker of the House of Commons should have more power to crack down on MPs behaving badly. ... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 30th, 2012 by Ron in Regina last post
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GDP goes down in February
Canadian economy shrinks slightly in February Canada's gross domestic product declined by 0.2 per cent in February, which means the country's overall economy contracted. Temporary closures in mining and other industries contributed to the decline,... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 30th, 2012 by Machjo last post
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Tories blasted over $1-million ‘bread and circuses’ royal tour
Tories blasted over $1-million ‘bread and circuses’ royal tour The Harper government is coming under fire for hosting a new $1-million visit by Prince Charles... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 29th, 2012 by gerryh last post
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What I would like to see in Canada
How would you feel if we in Canada... - Ended all aboriginal government departments and cancelled all treaties, and use the military to deal with the riots Reagan style - Ended all permanent welfare for those capable of working (only the severely... (by gordongekko)
Apr 29th, 2012 by petros last post
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Dalai Lama commends Stephen Harper
OTTAWA The Dalai Lama on Saturday commended Prime Minister Stephen Harper for holding a private meeting with him one day earlier despite regular pressure from China on world leaders not to associate with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. He... (by Locutus)
Apr 27th, 2012 by taxslave last post
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Cuts will drag on economy: report
Cuts will drag on economy: report The Canadian economy could grow at a slower pace, and have 108,000 fewer jobs as the federal government cuts more than $5 billion in spending and eliminates the deficit by 2015, according to a report from ... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 27th, 2012 by captain morgan last post
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Provincial Debt getting more expensive
Provincial Debt getting more expensive Ontario just had the credit rating placed on a Negative Watch. Quebec is in worse shape. NS and NB not far behind. Down grades are coming. ... (by Goober)
Apr 27th, 2012 by karrie last post
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Dr. Seuss’s ‘Yertle the Turtle’ deemed too political for B.C. classroom
Sounds about right in these uncertain offended times. A Prince Rupert elementary teacher has been told a quote from Dr. Seusss Yertle the Turtle is a political statement that should not be displayed or worn on clothing in her classroom. The ... (by Locutus)
Apr 26th, 2012 by MHz last post
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Harper won't rule out staying in Afghanistan past 2014 .
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has not ruled out extending Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 withdrawal of NATO forces. Under questioning from Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair in the House of Commons Wednesday, Harper... (by Sparrow)
Apr 26th, 2012 by Tonington last post
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PEN Canada concerned by silencing of publicly funded scientists
PEN Canada concerned by silencing of publicly funded scientists PEN Canada voiced concerns that the federal government's restrictions on media access to publicly funded scientists have become a serious infringement on the right to freedom of... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 26th, 2012 by SpectateSwamp last post
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Is the Chamber of Commerce non-political
What percent of OUR elected officials are CofC members? 60% 80% or MORE --- 40% 20% or LESS Should they loose their non-profit status; along with the Govt funding and tax free status; if they are found to be politically motivated? My guess would... (by SpectateSwamp)
Apr 26th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Ottawa wants to appeal ruling on bawdy houses
Ottawa wants to appeal ruling on bawdy houses Canada’s three main prostitution-control laws appear destined for scrutiny by the country’s highest court after the federal government announced Wednesday it wanted to appeal a decision that effectively... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 26th, 2012 by jariax last post
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Ontario’s Job Training Shuts Out Half Of Unemployed
Ontarios Job Training Shuts Out Half Of Unemployed This also might be true in other provinces. I was watching Global TV political show West... (by Liberalman)
Apr 26th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Voters give new meaning to ‘peace, order and good government’
Voters give new meaning to ‘peace, order and good government’ In America, a country with a robust declaration of national character, the people like to tease that Canadians’ ambition is merely “peace, order and good government.” Rather than fighting... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 25th, 2012 by Goober last post
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Right-wing extremist pleads 'not guilty' to massacre POPULAR!
Norway killer Breivik admits killing 77 but pleads not guilty Anders Behring Breivik has admitted to the July 22, 2011 attacks The right-wing fanatic... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 25th, 2012 by lone wolf last post
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Ontario 'priority to get shovels in ground' for LRTs
Ontario 'priority to get shovels in ground' for LRTs TORONTO - Light-rail transit will go before the provincial cabinet “as quickly as possible” now that Metrolinx has approved the plan, Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli said Wednesday. “Our... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 25th, 2012 by skookumchuck last post
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Massive NDP leads in Quebec, Ontario competitive
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Apr 25th, 2012 by Locutus last post
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Libs new soak-the-rich, reduce the deficit, blame-it-on-the-NDP tax
With all the drama of Albertas surprise non-rebellion hogging the stage, Ontarios government hasnt been getting its usual share of attention. And its a shame, because the McGuinty government, one of the great practitioners of flim-flam politics,... (by Locutus)
Apr 25th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Wildrose to reconsider conscience rights, climate-change policies
Wildrose to reconsider conscience rights, climate-change policies Danielle Smith, the Wildrose Party’s rookie leader, is prepared to dismantle key parts of her... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 25th, 2012 by Cabbagesandking last post
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What Mistakes did Wildrose Make That Proved The Pollsters Wrong.
What Mistakes did Wildrose Make That Proved The Pollsters Wrong. PC 61 Wildrose 17 According to all the polls Wildrose was to runaway with Alberta elections and the 41 year PC reign was supposed to end. At the end of the day (by Liberalman)
Apr 25th, 2012 by Liberalman last post
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Canadian economy: Don’t expect full employment for another four years
Canadian economy: Don’t expect full employment for another four years Canada’s labour market isn’t expected to return to full employment for another four years, the Conference Board of Canada says. After that, labour markets will be tight,... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 25th, 2012 by dumpthemonarchy last post
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Iggy on Quebec and Scotland
This doofus is still around? :lol: BBC News - Michael Ignatieff: Everyone is watching Scotland (by Locutus)
Apr 24th, 2012 by Retired_Can_Soldier last post
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Liberals call crucial budget vote for April 24; no deal with NDP yet
Liberals call crucial budget vote for April 24; no deal with NDP yet TORONTO - The fate of Ontario's minority Liberal government will be put to the test next week. The legislature will hold a high-stakes vote on the budget April 24. It will be a... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 24th, 2012 by Spade last post
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Five-star hotel not good enough for Bev Oda
Five-star hotel not good enough, Bev Oda opts for posh hotel favoured by royalty OTTAWA—It seems only the best will do for International Development Minister Bev Oda, who refused to stay at one five-star hotel in London, England, last year and... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 24th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Harper push for pipelines likely to backfire
Harper push for pipelines likely to backfire Is the Conservative government deliberately trying to manufacture dissent against proposed pipelines to bring Alberta oil to the B.C.... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 24th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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B.C.’s Christy Clark can learn an important lesson from Alison Redford
Its a staple of punditry to take events in one region and try to connect them to another. And far be it from me to break with tradition. I think the parallels between Alberta and British Columbia are interesting, and I think there are definitely... (by Locutus)
Apr 24th, 2012 by B00Mer last post
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AB Election - My estimate
1 party will get more The 2nd party will have less The 3rd and 4th (Libs-NDP) will have a lot less than Party 1 and 2. What are your projections for this election? (by Goober)
Apr 24th, 2012 by Niflmir last post
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Liberals shouldn't balk at merger talk
The party is in shambles and despite 'bold new' plans for rebuilding, genuine action seems in short supply As Jean Chretien revisits a merger on Canada's centre-left, some Liberals are growing antsy over their party's paralysis since its 2011 ... (by Locutus)
Apr 24th, 2012 by Machjo last post
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NDP - Moving on over to the Center? Or a flash in the Electoral pan?
NDP - Moving on over to the Center? Or a flash in the Electoral pan? Under Mulcair will the NDP move towards the center - That is where the votes are. To far left or right of center and Bingo, you are not the Govt. So what do you think the NDP under... (by Goober)
Apr 24th, 2012 by mentalfloss last post
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Two Women’s Fight For Power In Redneck Country POPULAR!
Two Women’s Fight For Power In Redneck Country This has to be a first for Alberta politics two women leaders of two Conservative parties... (by Liberalman)
Apr 24th, 2012 by captain morgan last post
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PM Economic Performance Comparison
The mother of all interactive graphs is here. A comparison of the surpluses and deficits along with all revenue and expenditures. It's interesting to see how a conservative affects the budget vs. a liberal. CBC News - Interactive: Canada's... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 23rd, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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Harper quietly holds face-to-face talks with Chinese propaganda chief
Harper quietly holds face-to-face talks with Chinese propaganda chief One of China’s most powerful figures slipped into Ottawa unannounced. Unless you were watching Chinese TV. Li Changchun is ranked No. 5 in the Chinese hierarchy, one of the... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 23rd, 2012 by CDNBear last post
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On-reserve private health-care a good idea?
Seeing that, strictly speaking, the First Nations are unique nations in their own right as per international treaties we have with them, and that as such they are entitled to a reasonable level of sovereignty, who are we to tell them they can't have... (by Machjo)
Apr 23rd, 2012 by JLM last post
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CBC demands more money
OTTAWA - CBC wants more money from Canadians to pay for local services but isn't willing to say exactly what that money will buy. Last week CBC appeared before the CRTC, Canada's broadcast regulator, arguing in favour of keeping a pool of money... (by Locutus)