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Stephen Harper at odds with Canadian priorities – focus group

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stephen Harper at odds with Canadian priorities – focus group

Canadian priorities include education, health care, pensions and veterans Public-opinion research for the federal Finance Department suggests key government policies are out of step with Canadians’ priorities, including the Northern Gateway project. Members of focus groups consulted prior to the February budget had “little enthusiasm” for the proposed bitumen pipeline to the British Columbia coast, even […]

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Justin Trudeau in Stephen Harper’s sights – speech

| July 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
Justin Trudeau in Stephen Harper’s sights – speech

The next Canadian general election is in 2015 and the Prime Minister made it clear Justin Trudeau and Liberals are his most serious competition Prime Minister Stephen Harper hammered Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in a speech to party faithful at his annual Calgary Stampede barbecue on Saturday. With a federal election looming next year, Harper […]

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Stephen Harper dishing Stampede pancakes at Chinook

| July 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
Stephen Harper dishing Stampede pancakes at Chinook

Constituency barbecue and speech on Stephen Harper agenda Saturday evening It was all about pancakes and handshakes for Prime Minister Stephen Harper this morning. The prime minister was serving pancakes at the Stampede breakfast at Chinook Centre – the largest breakfast during the 10-day cowboy festival that attracts about 50,000 people. Harper chatted and shook […]

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Trudeau Liberals win Toronto, Harper Tories take Alberta

| July 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
Trudeau Liberals win Toronto, Harper Tories take Alberta

Liberals make inroads in Fort McMurray, usually a solid Tory seat Monday’s federal by-elections are being hailed as a big win for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals, who won both Toronto ridings and came a close second in Fort McMurray. The Tories won both that northern riding and the southern constituency of Macleod in federal […]

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Justin Trudeau leadership tested by Monday byelections

| June 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Justin Trudeau leadership tested by Monday byelections

Justin Trudeau up against strong byelection history of Stephen Harper and Conservatives Four federal byelections on Monday will provide a test of just how far back from the wilderness the Liberals have come under the leadership of Justin Trudeau. While they’re not necessarily harbingers of what’s to come in next year’s general election, the two […]

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Top 10 Canadians list from Harper govt includes Lib, NDP icons

| June 15, 2014 | 2 Comments
Top 10 Canadians list from Harper govt includes Lib, NDP icons

Top 10 Canadians list included Pierre Trudeau, Terry Fox, Tommy Douglas, Lester B. Pearson, Chris Hadfield, David Suzuki, Jack Layton, Sir. John A. Macdonald, Wayne Gretzky and Romeo Dallaire Canadians have handed the Harper government a Top 10 Canadians list featuring some of the Conservative party’s greatest adversaries, past and present. The Top 10 Canadians list, compiled from online […]

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Stephen Harper laments communism during speech

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stephen Harper laments communism during speech

Stephen Harper used speech to take a few jabs at Russian President Vladimir Putin Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched into a full-throated attack on the evils of communism at a fundraiser on Friday for a monument to its victims. In a lengthy key-note speech to the dinner, Stephen Harper took aim at Russian President Vladimir […]

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F-35 alternative on Harper Government shopping list?

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
F-35 alternative on Harper Government shopping list?

After suspending F-35 procurement in 2012, Canada still searching for CF-18 replacement Companies vying to build the replacement for the air force’s aging CF-18s have cranked up the hard sell as the Harper government weighs whether to hold a full competition - or to stick with the troubled Lockheed Martin F-35 program. Representatives Dassault Aviation and […]

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Bruce Carson, former Harper aide, charged with influence peddling

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bruce Carson, former Harper aide, charged with influence peddling

Bruce Carson was once a senior advisor to the Prime Minister One of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former top aides faces more legal trouble. Bruce Carson has been charged with three counts of prohibited lobbying and one count of influence peddling. “These charges are the result of his lobbying activities on behalf of the Canada School […]

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Supreme Court of Canada – Harper, Chief Justice in spat

| May 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Supreme Court of Canada – Harper, Chief Justice in spat

Judge Marc Nadon rejected by Supreme Court of Canada The association representing lawyers is calling on Stephen Harper to acknowledge the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada has done nothing wrong. The Canadian Bar Association says it’s deeply concerned about the public spat between Prime Minister Harper and Beverely McLachlin. Harper has accused […]

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