Tag: Stephen Harper

Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty dead at 64

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty dead at 64

House of Commons suspended following news of death of Jim Flaherty Former finance minister Jim Flaherty has died suddenly at age 64, less than a month after quitting cabinet. His family said he died peacefully. “We appreciate that he was so well supported in his public life by Canadians from coast to coast to coast and by his […]

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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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Keystone XL pipeline discussed at Three Amigos summit

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Keystone XL pipeline discussed at Three Amigos summit

PM Harper makes no progress pressuring President Obama on Keystone XL pipeline Canada and the United States agreed to disagree about the Keystone XL pipeline and greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday at the Three Amigos summit in Mexico. U.S. President Barack Obama used the podium to push Prime Minister Stephen Harper to work with him on reducing greenhouse […]

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Federal Budget 2014: Austerity sets up 2015 election

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Federal Budget 2014: Austerity sets up 2015 election

Federal budget 2014 promises surplus next year Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s federal budget 2014 nearly balances the books this fiscal year and is expected to take Prime Minister Stephen Harper into a 2015 election sporting a surplus that could exceed $6 billion. It’s the fourth consecutive belt-tightening blueprint for Flaherty and the Conservatives. “Some people […]

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Keystone XL pipeline gets green light from State Dept.

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Keystone XL pipeline gets green light from State Dept.

Final decision on Keystone XL pipeline rests with President Obama A long-awaited report by the U.S. State Department says the development of the Alberta oil sands is driven by many more factors than the Keystone XL pipeline. The report rejects the argument by environmental groups that stopping the pipeline would thwart the oil sands. The report […]

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Justin Trudeau Senate move praised by Calgary think tank

| January 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
Justin Trudeau Senate move praised by Calgary think tank

Canada West Foundation, former supporter of Reform Party, sides with Justin Trudeau and Libs The Justin Trudeau decision to boot senators out of the Liberal caucus is being hailed as more in western Canada’s interests than Stephen Harper’s “misguided” efforts to democratize the unelected chamber. And that verdict is coming from a most surprising quarter: […]

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Chuck Strahl leaves spy watchdog over pipeline lobbying

| January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Chuck Strahl leaves spy watchdog over pipeline lobbying

NDP say Chuck Strahl shouldn’t lobby while being on federal payroll Chuck Strahl has quit as chairman of Canada’s spy watchdog following accusations of inappropriate lobbying activity, but continues to insist he has done nothing wrong. In a letter to the prime minister made public Friday, Strahl says while he scrupulously followed conflict-of-interest rules, he […]

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Canada Post home delivery not justified by costs

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada Post home delivery not justified by costs

Canada Post should be innovating to lower costs By Nicholas Constantine   Articles in the mainstream media on the Canada Post decision to remove home deliveries in favour of community mailboxes have me worried. You see in a world of constant development I see the jurisdictions which promote innovation and maximizing their productivity ending up […]

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