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Media "impolite" to ask questions about secretive Iraq meeting, Minister says
Canadians got few answers today as reporters pressed for more details on Harper's plans for joining the fight against ISIS.
Sep 30th, 2014
Spy watchdog owns TransCanada shares while investigating complaints of CSIS spying on activists
Documents reveal that Security Intelligence Review Committee member Yves Fortier is a shareholder in TransCanada Corporation – the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline. Fortier is one of...
Sep 29th, 2014
Critics question use of official photographers to capture Harper's good side
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is headed to the UN in New York on Tuesday and The Vancouver Observer has learned that seven "photographer and videographers"—including two...
Sep 22nd, 2014
Canada off to war: Harper sends troops to fight Islamic extremists
"Cowering in a bunker is not an option for Canada” says Foreign Minister John Baird
Sep 19th, 2014
New poll fans rumours of Veterans Affairs Minister leaving federal politics
Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino is featured in yet another poll listing him as a potential mayoral candidate, and appears in ads ahead of a municipal election.
Jun 12th, 2014
Government invites, then blocks witnesses from citizenship and immigration debate
“There's a cost to taxpayers, who pay for the expenses of witness to be flown in, only to have them shut out of the process," said prominent Toronto immigration lawyer Chantal Desloges.
May 29th, 2014
Conservative MPs quietly developing partisan software for upcoming elections
Are Conservative MPs being paid to work on apps for the 2015 election rather than doing their duties in public office? If so, "that should be illegal," says a democracy advocate.
May 22nd, 2014
Strange robocalls fuel rumours of Fantino's forthcoming resignation
Amid calls for his resignation, curious robocalls in Vaughan fuel rumours that Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino may be leaving the Harper government.
May 16th, 2014
Government muzzles expert witnesses on major citizenship bill
“Do they think citizenship legislation is a joke?” said one witness, who was denied the right to speak before the committee moments before the meeting began.
May 13th, 2014
Elizabeth May slams Harper government's treatment of humpback whales
Is the move a retaliation against the federal court's decision in favour of environmental groups?
Apr 24th, 2014