Harper Government

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq - CP Photo

Ottawa alters climate targets, but protects oil sands

The federal environment minister Leona Aglukkaq announced a plan to cut greenhouse gases that does not include actions against the oil sands —the largest source of Canada's climate warming...
English Bay oil spill, Tories, Harper government

Political leadership nowhere to be found in B.C.

A funny thing happened on April Fools' Day in West Vancouver at Gleneagles Golf Club. There was, you see, a protest with over 300 people, a full house and then some. The funny thing was that no...

Day 2 at the Duffy Trial: unpacking the rules of residence

Former Senatorial law clerk Mark Audcent says a senator's residence is complex and his job was not to scrutinize the qualifications of Prime Minister Harper's appointees

From a mountain top to Centre Block: how Harper made the case for war

Twice in six months, Prime Minister Stephen Harper put a motion before the House of Commons to commit Canada to war with the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Both were born last...
House of Commons votes 142-129 to extend, expand ISIL mission into Syria

House of Commons votes 142-129 to extend, expand ISIL mission into Syria

"While the coalition has succeeded in stopping ISIL's territorial spread, the global threat that ISIL poses remains,"says Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Canadian politics, Harper government, charitable status, CRA, CRA audits

Charities rebel against CRA targeting

Oxfam, Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Ecojustice are among the 18 organizations that signed onto a letter pushing back against the federal government's targeting of charitable organizations...
Oil sands photo by Andrew S. Wright

Harper government leaves $321 million for green programs unspent, while overspending on oil and gas

The federal government neglected to spend $300 million in Parliament-approved funding for “environmentally responsible” programs last year, while overspending on programs to support the oil and gas...
Stephen Harper

Canadian Taxpayers Fund Harper’s $65,000 Keystone XL Advertising Trip

Recently revealed documents show Stephen Harper's recent trip to New York to promote the Keystone XL pipeline cost Canadian taxpayers more than $65,000.
Stephen Harper

Information Commissioner: Canada's Freedom of Information "A System in Crisis"

Canada's information watchdog says federal officials are preventing the public from freely accessing information.

Elizabeth May "shocked" by latest revelation about Harper government and Enbridge

Really? Feds plans to drop $100 M on Enbridge infrastructure when the proposed pipeline hasn't even been approved?