Category: Politics

Keystone XL: PMO scolds Jimmy Carter over pipeline position

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Keystone XL: PMO scolds Jimmy Carter over pipeline position

Benefits to having secure oil partner like Canada with Keystone XL, Harper’s office reminds Carter The Prime Minister’s Office reacted swiftly Wednesday to a letter signed by Nobel laureates, including Jimmy Carter, urging President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. Carter is the first former president to come out against Keystone, sparking Stephen […]

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Alison Redford criticized by PC party brass

| March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alison Redford criticized by PC party brass

PC Party in turmoil over Alison Redford controversies Alberta Premier Alison Redford is facing more criticism from within her party ahead of a weekend meeting of Tory executives. The president of a Progressive Conservative riding association in northeast Edmonton said Friday that Alison Redford has to resign or the party will lose the next election. Steve Robson, who heads […]

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Macleod nod won by only candidate not backed by gun lobby

| March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Macleod nod won by only candidate not backed by gun lobby

National Firearms Assoc. endorsed other three candidates for Conservative nomination in Macleod riding By Bill Graveland   John Barlow was literally the odd man out in the battle for the Conservative nomination in the federal riding of Macleod that was fuelled by a debate over gun rights and the RCMP`s seizure of firearms from evacuated […]

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Fair Elections Act criticized by Preston Manning

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fair Elections Act criticized by Preston Manning

Poll says more Canadians know about Fair Elections Act, the less they like it Elder conservative statesman Preston Manning is chiding the Harper government about the Fair Elections Act at the same time a new poll suggests many Canadians aren’t fond of it either. In a speech to his namesake convention on Saturday, former Reform Party leader  Manning […]

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Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine ban starts political fight

| March 1, 2014 | 4 Comments
Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine ban starts political fight

Harper government criticizes RCMP for reclassification of Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine The RCMP’s decision to reclassify the Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine, essentially banning it, has caused an uproar among Canadian gun collectors and the Harper government. The Tories, who have championed the rights of gun owners for years, are reviewing a decision by the Mounties to […]

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Manning Networking Conference features Harper wannabees

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Manning Networking Conference features Harper wannabees

Manning Networking Conference features Who’s Who of Canadian conservatives There’ll be a lot of big thinking going on in Ottawa today as the Manning Networking Conference holds its annual gathering. Among the speakers slated to put on their thinking caps are Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, federal cabinet ministers James Moore, Jason Kenney and Tony Clement, […]

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Liberal Party of Canada abandoning pragmatism

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Liberal Party of Canada abandoning pragmatism

Liberal Party of Canada successful under Chretien and Martin By Jason Clemens, Niels Veldhuis and Milagros Palacios   The policy direction of the Liberal Party of Canada and its leader Justin Trudeau, as evidenced by the speeches, motions, and debate at the recent national party convention seem to indicate that the party is rejecting the successful pragmatism […]

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High River gun seizures big issue in Macleod byelection

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
High River gun seizures big issue in Macleod byelection

Public Complaints Commission to report soon about High River gun issue By Bill Gravesland   Conservative candidates probably don’t disagree on much, but they can use the High River gun seizure during last June’s flood as a hot button issue while campaigning, says a political scientist. Melissa Mathieson says her social-worker parents were horrified 13 […]

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Alison Redford EA billing govt for swanky hotels

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alison Redford EA billing govt for swanky hotels

Alison Redford apologized for $45,000 South Africa travel tab, but won’t repay it An executive assistant  to Premier Alison Redford is billing Alberta taxpayers more than $200 a night to stay at one of Edmonton’s ritziest hotels, according to government records. Travel receipts posted online indicate that Brad Stables has billed the province more than $9,000 […]

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Alberta Union of Provincial Employees: Redford firm on salary restraint law

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees: Redford firm on salary restraint law

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says it’s always been willing to negotiate The Alberta Government won’t budge on its controversial salary restraint law and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees isn’t buying the Premier’s line the act was meant to get it back to the bargaining table. “We believe the legislation that we passed is appropriate,” […]

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