Stephen Harper

Obama vetoes Keystone XL

U.S. President Barack Obama has just vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill. The controversial pipeline, proposed by Calgary-based pipeline company TransCanada, won broad support from the Republican-...
Harper tells Canadians to give up their civil liberties for security reasons

Prime Minister Harper creates Canadian secret police with his scary Anti-Terrorism Act

Opinion: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has introduced a law that threatens Canadians' civil liberties

American Sniper and Stephen Harper make war with words

War hawks and their simplistic "us vs. them" mentality don't make us safer— they put all of us at risk
Oil sands photo by Andrew S. Wright

NAFTA votes against investigating oil sands tailings ponds

NAFTA's environmental watchdog voted unanimously not to investigate oil sands tailings ponds pollution, despite recommendations from staff to launch a probe. It's the third time a NAFTA probe...
Harper wins 2011 election - strong, stable, national Conservative majority

Conservatives hope to repeat B.C. win in 2015 election

Academic says pipeline issues will not be a federal election factor in B.C.: "The people who are against the pipeline...they were [not] voting Conservative last time anyway."
Left: oil sands photo by Andrew S. Wright. Right: image from Wikimedia Commons

Why plummeting oil prices may hasten Canada's shift to renewable energy

A rapid increase in oil prices during the 1970s caused Denmark to radically alter its national energy policy, with the goal of replacing fossil fuels entirely with renewable energy. More than 40...
Harper at Whitehorse Airport with Canadian Rangers

Stephen Harper versus Avaaz: a tale of two worlds

Stephen Harper talks about war against jihadists. Avaaz's approach works better.
Dan Cantor speaking in Vancouver

A wizard of U.S. politics tells Canadian progressives how to win

The founder of the U.S. Working Families Party made no bones about his opinion of Canada's Prime Minister during a visit in Vancouver on Sunday.  “This guy Harper is a menace,” he said, speaking...
Kevin Page

Ex-Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page on muzzled scientists, secrecy and "broken" government

"There's no accountability. It's completely, completely broken," said former Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page, who was hailed as a "national hero" for insisting that federal government be...
Obama high five with kid

Open letter to President Obama: please veto the Keystone XL pipeline -- for future generations

There is no reason to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to go through, and there are many reasons to not. Vetoing it will be a gesture of support for future generations