Tag: Stephen Harper

Dirty coal: Harper not quite accurate on phase out

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dirty coal: Harper not quite accurate on phase out

Dirty coal is on its way out in Canada, but not as quickly as the Prime Minister suggests “We are phasing out the use of traditional dirty coal. It’s going to go to zero in the next 15 years or so. It’s not high now and it’s continuing to phase out. This is the biggest, […]

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Marijuana “going mainstream” in Canada – poll

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Marijuana “going mainstream” in Canada – poll

Medical authorities support legalizing marijuana Smoke it, toke it, vape it, eat it – marijuana, it seems, is going mainstream. Once widely reviled by society at large as the demon weed, medical-grade cannabis is now available through federally licensed growers with a doctor’s prescription and even some highly respected health organizations are calling for the herb […]

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Harper’s rationale for stalled oil and gas regs questioned by critics

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Harper’s rationale for stalled oil and gas regs questioned by critics

Critics say oil and gas regs could help curb GHG’s Opposition critics and energy experts are questioning Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s contention that Canada can’t move to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector without American alignment. Harper this week flatly ruled out what he calls unilateral action on long-awaited regulations, which […]

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Oil and gas regulations ‘crazy’ in times of low prices: Harper

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Oil and gas regulations ‘crazy’ in times of low prices: Harper

Harper slams the door on sector-wide oil and gas regulations Stephen Harper slammed the door on unilaterally regulating Canada’s oil and gas sector Tuesday even as four provincial governments, representing almost 80 per cent of Canada’s population, were pledging to go further and faster in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Environment ministers from British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario […]

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Canada chided by UN head for climate change policies

| December 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada chided by UN head for climate change policies

Canada not doing enough to combat climate change, says Ban Ki-moon The secretary general of the United Nations is calling on Canada to become more “ambitious and visionary” in dealing with issues like climate change. In an interview with CBC News, Ban Ki-moon says Canada needs to do more to deal with one of the […]

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Ukrainian army gets Canadian cold weather boots, jackets

| November 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ukrainian army gets Canadian cold weather boots, jackets

Ukrainian army wants weapons from USA Canada will send the Ukrainian army more than $22 million worth of cold-weather gear, including jackets and boots, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said Wednesday. The donations come from surplus military stocks. The green clothing dates from the late 1990s, said a Defence official, who also indicated that white camouflage […]

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Veterans say character of Remembrance Day shifted over time

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Veterans say character of Remembrance Day shifted over time

Large security presence changes face of Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa Joan Barclay Drummond had a VIP seat at the base of the National War Memorial 75 years ago when it was unveiled by King George VI. Just a girl then, she remembers the excitement of the crowd clustered at the granite and bronze monument, […]

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Stephen Harper signs trade deals with China, talks Garratts

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stephen Harper signs trade deals with China, talks Garratts

Canadian couple arrested for espionage in August, Stephen Harper quietly presses their cause Stephen Harper and Chinese officials signed a flurry of trade and currency deals on Saturday worth as much as $2.5 billion while tensions seemingly lingered between the two countries about the detention of a Canadian couple accused of espionage. The prime minister […]

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Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

…and Canada was never “innocent” and will respond appropriately to recent attacks Across the land today, editorialists are opining that Canada has lost its innocence, that the deaths of two soldiers at the hands of so-called Islamic jihadists changes our country forever. For instance, the Calgary Herald editorial board put it this way: “…Canada will […]

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Ottawa update: Sergeant-at-arms shoots gunman

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ottawa update: Sergeant-at-arms shoots gunman

Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers hailed as hero after Ottawa shooting The man who is reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today is a former police officer with a background in providing security services for dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family. Kevin Vickers became the sergeant-at-arms in the House of Commons eight […]

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