Tag: Stephen Harper

Canadian soldiers run over in Quebec by ‘radicalized’ man

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian soldiers run over in Quebec by ‘radicalized’ man

Police warn it’s too early to speculate on why driver drove into Canadian soldiers One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car on Monday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., died of his injuries early Tuesday, according to Quebec provincial police. The soldier’s name was not released at the request of the family. The second soldier’s injuries were […]

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Can “whiz kids” reduce delays at Canada-U.S. border?

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Can “whiz kids” reduce delays at Canada-U.S. border?

Delays at Canada-U.S. border estimated to cost Canada 1 to 2% of GDP Frustrated by costly delays at the Canada-U.S. border, the business community is urging governments to seek solutions from private-sector whiz kids. The national governments are being pressed to adopt a model popularized by high-tech startups during the original dot.com boom in the 1990s: […]

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Energy superpower? Canada not even close, say critics

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Energy superpower? Canada not even close, say critics

Energy superpower rhetoric backfired on Stephen Harper Experts warn that the Harper government’s overblown claims about Canada becoming an energy superpower and lack of action on key environmental fronts has actually hurt the oil and gas industry. And when the federal environment commissioner reported this week that Canada would not meet its 2020 international commitment […]

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No mention of Access to Information Act update in Feds’ open government plan

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
No mention of Access to Information Act update in Feds’ open government plan

Access to Information Act passed in 1982 The Conservatives’ new draft plan on open government makes no mention of reforming the Access to Information Act, despite widespread calls to revise the 32-year-old law. The draft plan would see the government make information and data, including scientific research, federal contract details and archival records, more readily […]

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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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Sir John Franklin doomed Arctic expedition ship found

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sir John Franklin doomed Arctic expedition ship found

Finding Sir John Franklin expedition ship “truly a historic moment for Canada” says PM Prime Minister Stephen Harper says one of the two lost ships from doomed Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin  has been found. Harper says it’s not known yet whether the ship is HMS Erebus or HMS Terror. The find was confirmed on […]

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Canada cannot ignore threat of Islamic extremists – Stephen Harper

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada cannot ignore threat of Islamic extremists – Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper pressured by allies to double military spending The West cannot sit by in the face of the brutality shown by the extremists of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, says Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The murder of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff is part of a larger campaign of atrocities, Harper said today […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio nominates Stephen Harper to ALS ice bucket challenge

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Leonardo DiCaprio nominates Stephen Harper to ALS ice bucket challenge

Leonardo DiCaprio took ALS ice bucket challenge alongside two First Nations chiefs Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has nominated Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do the ice bucket challenge. DiCaprio was in northern Alberta last week visiting the oilsands to do research for an environmental documentary. The Oscar-nominated star of “The Wolf of Wall Street” posted a video […]

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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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Robocalls case: Ex-Tory staffer Michael Sona guilty of election fraud

| August 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
Robocalls case: Ex-Tory staffer Michael Sona guilty of election fraud

Michael Sona only person charged in robocalls scandal Michael Sona fell victim to his own “apparent arrogance and self-importance,” a judge said Thursday as he convicted the former Conservative staffer of using automated phone calls to misdirect voters in the 2011 federal election. But in passing judgment, Superior Court Justice Gary Hearn added his voice […]

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