Harper's Canada: Fact sheets exploring Conservative government policy
To help Canadians understand what's been going on in our federal government, here's your guide to our series of cheat sheets on today's Conservative politics.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative majority government have been very busy this year, and some recent political developments have Canadians on edge. Whether it's regarding public safety, election fraud or the environment, decisions made in Ottawa have a great impact on the lives of citizens across the country. But these decisions are not always easy to follow.
This series of fact sheets provides a brief overview of key events and issues at the forefront of today's Canadian politics.
An introduction to Canada's electoral system, explaining our current government and how Harper and the Conservatives got to where they are today.
Detailed notes on the unfolding drama around Canada's oil economy, oil sands pipeline proposals and the impact of the country's withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol.
A brief explanation of Conservative legislation aiming to ramp up law enforcement, including threats to personal privacy.
A look at how Conservative policy is trickling down to affect traditionally liberal local and provincial governments.
Notes on the ongoing scandal involving alleged election fraud and voter robo-calls, in addition to other tactics that could be seen as "dirty tricks".