Tag: Stephen Harper

Canada labeled as ‘laggard’ in climate change ambitions

June 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canada labeled as ‘laggard’ in climate change ambitions

Canada ‘effectively withdrawing from constructive engagement’ on climate change Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces some stiff international head winds on Canada’s climate change ambition as he heads to a G7 meeting in Germany next week. Canada is being publicly blasted as a climate laggard in a report co-authored by former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, while the government’s […]

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Mike Duffy trial: Part of Harper’s plan do abolish the Senate

April 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mike Duffy trial: Part of Harper’s plan do abolish the Senate

Mike Duffy sacrifice indicates a shift in the PM’s attitude toward the Senate By Robert McGarvey for Troy Media The Crown prosecutor’s argument seems to be “well, Mike Duffy broke the Senate’s expense rules; he must be punished to the full extent of the law for his heinous crimes.” The problem for most Canadians is […]

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Philippines to Harper: Take back your garbage!

March 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Philippines to Harper: Take back your garbage!

Philippines protestors say containers hold toxic, hazardous waste Fifty containers of reeking Canadian garbage, including used adult diapers, have been languishing in the port of Manila for almost two years, sparking recent protests in the Philippines by environmental and public health activists. The protesters, among them a Catholic priest, say the containers hold toxic and […]

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Bill C-51: Rallies held across the country denounce anti terror legislation

March 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bill C-51: Rallies held across the country denounce anti terror legislation

Bill C-51 would give police much broader powers Thousands of Canadians came together to loudly denounce the Conservative government’s proposed anti-terror legislation in rallies held across the country on Saturday. In a park in Montreal’s north end, a few dozen of the hundreds of demonstrators taped their mouths shut in protest of the bill, which […]

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Vaccines: Harper chides Canadians refuse to vaccinate their kids

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vaccines: Harper chides Canadians refuse to vaccinate their kids

Government of Canada announced additional funding for vaccination programs in poor countries Stephen Harper castigated Canadians who refuse vaccines for their kids as he announced $22.5 million in additional funding for inoculation programs in some of the world’s poorest countries. The prime minister announced the new funding, $20 million to strengthen immunity to polio and […]

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Harper introduces legislation to end CPR strike

February 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Harper introduces legislation to end CPR strike

CPR strike estimated to cost $205 million in GDP every week Canada’s Conservative government on Monday was introducing legislation to force an end to a CPR strike by more than 3,000 Teamsters members, saying the rail strike poses a threat to the economy. The strike by Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive engineers and other train workers began late […]

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The critical need for endangered species law reform

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
The critical need for endangered species law reform

Failure of endangered species law reform broken into two sections: process and science By Elizabeth Nickson, Frontier Centre for Public Policy As the federal election looms, a hailstorm of criticism is being launched against the Harper government’s failure on environmental issues. Already the media has informed us that we are not protecting our caribou and that Canada is […]

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Families in $30K- $60K bracket benefit least in Tory family plan

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Families in $30K- $60K bracket benefit least in Tory family plan

Tory family plan includes income splitting component Families with kids and incomes between $30,000 and $60,000 this year will receive the smallest average relief -by far – from the Harper government’s controversial family tax-and-benefit measures, internal Finance Department numbers reveal. The government’s own breakdown shows families within that income bracket in 2015 will receive average relief of $660, […]

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Dirty coal: Harper not quite accurate on phase out

December 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 | By | Reply More
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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