Federal Government

Election cooperation needed for NDP and Canadians: Nathan Cullen

He's been criticized and celebrated – for his opposition to oil sands pipelines and his controversial call for progressives to work together. VO sat down with B.C.'s hopeful to replace Jack Layton.

Mayor Gregor Robertson joins call for electoral reform

Electoral reforms are needed to make politics more fair, says Mayor Gregor Robertson.

The Aboriginal crisis on our reserves: time for a land swap

Time for the federal government to get a fresh start with First Nations.

Message to Stephen Harper: here are ten ways to wipe out the debt and deficit

  Below are ten things Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the federal government can do to wipe out the debt and deficit.   1. Tax Fairness – Ensure billionaries and the rich are paying...

Secret shoppers turned loose on government bureaucrats

'Mystery' clients fan out across Canada to test service and attitudes of civil service.

Fiat willing to buy Canada's Chrysler stock; Flaherty says it's still too soon

TORONTO -- Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and the CEO of Chrysler indicated Monday they may be moving toward a deal to sell Canadian and Ontario government shares in the recovering company to Italian...

NDP's Layton tours Quebec flood region

ILE AUX NOIX, Que. -- With cane in hand and sporting a pair of thigh-high boots, Jack Layton treaded into Quebec's flood waters and into the controversy over Ottawa's performance throughout the...

The unhappy reality of revoking the HST

The case against the Harmonized Sales Tax has resonated in many sectors across British Columbia. Who can blame people? According to a number of statistical analysis done by Statistics Canada, after...