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New report condemns Harper government's "assault" on Canada's freshwater
A new report by the Council of Canadians harshly condemns the federal government's "assault" on laws and institutions protecting Canada's freshwater. ”The Navigable Waters Protection Act no longer...
Mar 25th, 2015
As Conservatives seek to expand ISIL mission, five things to know about Syria
OTTAWA — The Conservative government is seeking Parliament's blessing to extend and expand its mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to include airstrikes inside Syria. That...
The Canadian Press
Mar 24th, 2015
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
Why (more) good people don't enter politics in Canada
Four leaders in democratic engagement discuss why more Canadians need to be engaged in the democratic process.
Sep 18th, 2012
Canada’s poor seniors targeted by Tory OAP cutbacks, CARP says
After the Conservative HR minister hinted at Old Age Security reform in next month's federal budget, Canada's 'new vision of aging' advocacy group ramps up 'Hands off OAS' campaign.
David P. Ball
Feb 22nd, 2012
Bureaucrats 'obligated' to use Harper Government in place of Governent of Canada
OTTAWA -- One of the ironies of the election that finally delivered Stephen Harper's Conservatives a majority government on May 2 is that it appears to have vanquished the "Harper Government.'' The...
The Canadian Press
May 29th, 2011