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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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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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