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Canadian government secrecy expanding

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian government secrecy expanding

Canadian government secrecy akin to “authoritarian government” says prof Canadian government secrecy – what the Stephen Harper Tories deem too sensitive to release to Canadians – has been quietly spreading of late. Sexual dysfunction in the Canadian military is such a sensitive topic for the Harper government that federal officials have stamped all information related […]

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FIPA investment treaty with China ratified by Tories

| September 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
FIPA investment treaty with China ratified by Tories

FIPA critics say it gives control of Canada’s natural resources to China Canada has finally ratified the contentious Foreign Investment Protection Agreement – known as FIPA – with China amid a series of recent tensions between the two countries that had placed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s scheduled Chinese visit this fall on tenterhooks. International Trade […]

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Jim Prentice has tough road head to rebuild PC govt

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim Prentice has tough road head to rebuild PC govt

No indication from Jim Prentice where he will run in by-election Jim Prentice swept to victory Saturday in the Alberta Progressive Conservative party’s leadership vote, promising to clean up a government bludgeoned and demoralized by scandal. “Over time the government has lost its way,” said Prentice, who will soon be sworn in as Alberta’s 16th […]

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ISIS update: Canada joins NATO alliance to battle Islamic State

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
ISIS update: Canada joins NATO alliance to battle Islamic State

Nine allies joining US to fight ISIS are Canada, UK, France, Australia, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Denmark The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that ISIS is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might. With the Islamic State […]

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No political courtesy for Jim Prentice in by-election – Smith

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
No political courtesy for Jim Prentice in by-election – Smith

Jim Prentice can expect fight of his political life if he runs in by-election, according to Wildrose Alberta’s Opposition leader says if Jim Prentice wins the Progressive Conservative leadership, there will be no free ride in a by-election. Wildrose chief Danielle Smith says her team will run a strong candidate and will fight the race […]

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Islamic radicals returning to Canada – Liberals call for study

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Islamic radicals returning to Canada – Liberals call for study

Approximately 80 Islamic radicals from Canada fought overseas The Liberal public safety critic wants MPs to urgently study the issue of Islamic radicals returning to Canada from foreign battlefields. In a notice of motion tabled with the Commons public safety and national security committee, Wayne Easter seeks hearings on any threat to Canada posed by […]

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Rob Anders under fire for seeking Tory nod in southern AB

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rob Anders under fire for seeking Tory nod in southern AB

Tory candidates say Rob Anders should not run in Bow River after losing in Calgary Signal Hill Controversial Conservative MP Rob Anders may not find the welcome mat out as he attempts to make the move from a big-city riding where he lost his nomination to a brand new rural one. Earlier this year, Rob Anders lost […]

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Russian military presence in Arctic concerns Canada

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Russian military presence in Arctic concerns Canada

Russian military “excursions” in Ukraine also on Prime Minister’s mind The growing Russian military presence in the Arctic is a concern and Canada should not get complacent about it, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday during the second leg of his annual northern tour. Harper, who was in the Northwest Territories town of Fort Smith […]

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Doug Horner says he won’t be ‘bullied’ by Wildrose

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Doug Horner says he won’t be ‘bullied’ by Wildrose

Doug Horner says Alberta government will immediately implement new travel rules Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner is rejecting calls from the Opposition Wildrose party to resign over the controversy surrounding former premier Alison Redford’s travel expenses. Doug Horner says in a letter to the Progressive Conservative caucus that it’s “blatantly false” he misled Albertans about […]

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Alison Redford resigns seat in Alberta Legislature

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alison Redford resigns seat in Alberta Legislature

Alison Redford admits mistakes were made, accepts responsibility Former Alberta premier Alison Redford is resigning her seat in the provincial legislature, effective immediately. In an opinion article written for Postmedia newspapers, Redford, who has been sitting as a backbencher since the spring, acknowledges mistakes were made during her time as leader of the governing Progressive […]

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